Kenneth Edward Klausmeyer, a retired telephone parts machinist, died of cancer Friday at Ivy Hall Assisted Living in Middle River. The Dundalk resident was 68.
Born and raised in Baltimore, he was a 1953 graduate of Patapsco Senior High School. He served in the Army from 1955 to 1957, and was stationed in Germany. He was later in the Army Reserve.
As a young man, he worked at Bethlehem Steel's Sparrows Point plant.
In 1963, he became a machinist at the old Western Electric Co.'s Point Breeze Works on Broening Highway. He operated and serviced a large machine that twisted wires into the circular cords used on telephones. When the plant closed in 1985, he moved to a similar operation in Phoenix, Ariz. He retired in 1996 from what had become Lucent Technologies.
He was a member of Essex Elks Lodge No. 1866. He built Christmas gardens filled with model trains and a village. Mr. Klausmeyer solved several crossword puzzles daily.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 3103 Sollers Point Road, where he was a member.
Survivors include his wife of 33 years, the former Georgia F. Conlon; a son, Charles Louis Klausmeyer of Burbank, Calif.; a daughter, Lynn Marie Quinney of Dundalk; and a sister, Mildred A. Savoy of Dundalk.