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Logan R. Klossner

May 6, 2015
Lake Placid News

GADSDEN, Ala. - At the young age of 25, Logan Riley Klossner was tragically taken from his loving family and friends on Thursday, April 30, 2015, to peacefully join his mother and grandfathers in Heaven. Logan was a proud father, husband and firefighter, and was soon to be a paramedic, with the Gadsden Fire Department in Alabama.

Born on November 28, 1989, in Plattsburgh, Logan was the oldest son of David and Katie Klossner, and the late Jerri Lynn Roots.

Raised in both Tupper Lake and Castle Rock, Colorado, Logan was an all-star athlete in football, lacrosse, wrestling and track at both Douglas County High School (Colorado) and Tupper Lake High School (New York). As a sophomore starter on the varsity football team at Douglas County High School, Logan was proud to be part of the 5A State Championship. While on the Tupper Lake High School varsity football team, Logan was named to First Team All Northern, Offensive MVP Section X, and was a member of the undefeated Class D Championship team. Logan holds the record as the all time leading rusher for the Tupper Lake High School with 1,662 yards, and received the William Gould Memorial Best Boy Athlete Award in 2008.

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Always chasing the next adventure, Logan knew from a young age he wanted to be a soldier and firefighter, even serving as a Junior Explorer with the Castle Rock Fire Department (Colorado) when in middle school. With his incredible love of music (especially Johnny Cash and Metallica), Logan often sang and played guitar in several bands with his friends.

Logan accomplished so many things in his short life and always met challenges with unbelievable strength, courage, humor, determination and grit.

After graduating from Tupper Lake High School in 2008, Logan attended Norwich University (Vermont) and Clinton Community College (New York) before joining the Marine Corps in 2009. While in boot camp at Parris Island (South Carolina), Logan won the esteemed "Iron Man Award" for the recruit with the best physical fitness test.

Logan met, and began dating, his future wife, Tanya (Johnson), during the Marines. After the Marines, Logan attended Colorado Mesa University for a short time, where he played intercollegiate lacrosse and competed with the rodeo club. Shortly after, he moved from Colorado to Alabama in 2012. Logan married Tanya on Feb. 16, 2013, at St. James Catholic Church in downtown Gadsden. They joyfully welcomed their beautiful son, Jamison Cash, to the world on Feb. 4, 2014.

Logan is survived by his loving wife, Tanya; son Jamison Cash of Hokes Bluff, Alabama; his parents: David and Katie (Damp) Klossner of Commerce, Michigan (formerly of Castle Rock, Colorado); his parents-in-law Russell and Mary Johnson of Hokes Bluff, Alabama; Logan's twin sister Micah Klossner of Lake Placid; his brother Dakota Klossner and wife Christina of Parachute, Colorado; his younger sister Ellie Klossner of Commerce, Michigan; his grandmothers: Geraldine Klossner of Tupper Lake, Gussie Fanning of Alva, Oklahoma and Barbara Damp of Penney Farms, Florida; his brother-in-law Steve Johnson; sisters-in-law: Tabatha Johnson and Leighanna and husband Kolby Preston, all from Hokes Bluff, Alabama; and nephews: Addison Graves, Teegan Graves and Kohen Preston, all from Hokes Bluff, Alabama; and Elijah Klossner from Lake Placid.

Logan is also survived by his fire department brothers, Marine brothers, close friends, other relatives, cousins and many loving aunts and uncles, including: Reynold Jr. Klossner of Gatesville, Texas, Reggie Klossner and wife Becky of North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Debbie Klossner of Chittenango, Robert Klossner and wife Becky of Constantia, Lauri Dukette and husband David, Dennis Klossner and wife Tracy and Chris Klossner and wife Erin, all from Tupper Lake; Bonita Stewart and husband Russ of Freedom, Oklahoma, Janet Wanger and husband Max of Alva, Oklahoma, Deby Coon and husband Colonel Ken Coon of Stillwater, Oklahoma, Linda Bohling and husband Reinhard of Jacksonville, Florida and Thomas Blake Damp and Kimberly Kalpinski Damp of West Bend, Wisonsin.

Logan was preceded in death by his beloved mother, Jerri Lynn Roots and his grandfathers: Clifton Roots, Reynold Klossner and Robert Damp.

There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, May 6 at the Gadsden Fire Station (Station 2), 5121 Airport Road, in Gadsden, Alabama.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Logan Klossner's name at First Responders for Christ ( or at



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