Benjamin A. Kloth, 45, of Wausau, passed away on April 22, 2017. He was born on January 5th 1972 in the town of Merrill, Wisconsin to Frank and Patricia Kloth.
Ben graduated from Merrill High School and honorably served in the United States Navy as a SN-9700 from 1991 until later honorably discharged in 1996. He saw action during the Persian Gulf War while stationed on the USS Leahy. He received the following Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Navy “E”, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal and the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon.
His hobbies were reading mystery and fantasy novels, drawing maps of many different places and fantasy characters of his imagination, learning about the Japanese time of the samurai and World War II history. He enjoyed playing Dungeon and Dragons with his nephews as well as the board game Risk.
He is survived by his father, Frank Kloth, Jr.; siblings, Frank “Bud” Kloth, III, Jeffery Kloth, Susan Kloth, Abbie Leopold, Penny Kloth, Jennifer Roggenbuck, and Bonnie McDonald; nine nieces & nephews along with four great nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Patricia R. Kloth.
A private family service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family for a memorial to be established in Ben’s name at a later date.