Jason E. Kleist

PORTAGE  --  Jason E. Kleist, age 41, of Portage, went to be with our Lord and Savior on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at Divine Savior Healthcare Hospital in Portage, after a long illness.

Jason was born on October 1, 1978 in Portage, the son of James Kleist and Pamela Thomas.  He attended school and grew up in Poynette.  Jason was a lover of anything outdoors, especially animals,   hunting and fishing.  He was a very intelligent and knowledgeable young man, who had a great sense of humor.  He will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his mother Pamela Griffith;  his sister, Sara Thomas and her children, Hunter, Peighten and Torie;  a special uncle and aunt, Jesse and Christine Stader; his Uncle Rick (Echo) Thomas and his Aunt Cory Thomas; his cousin Phillip Portzen and several other beloved cousins, relatives and many friends.  He was preceded in death by his father, James P. Kleist, his brother, Patrick Kleist, his grandparents, Lucille and Warren Shaw, his grandmother, Sara Colleran, his grandfather, Richard Thomas, his aunt, Kathleen Sullivan and cousin, Trevor McGonigle.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of WI, 10909 W. Greenfield Ave. #201, West Allis, WI 53214; phone: (414) 897-8669

A private service will be held at a later date. The Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage is assisting the family.

For information please call 608 742-2126 (Portage, WI) or 608 635-2763 (Poynette, WI)