Paul Roger Klier


Paul Roger Klier, 73, of Cedar Park, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, at Sundance Memory Care in Cedar Park.

A memorial service was held at noon Saturday, March 30, at Zion Lutheran Church in Fredericksburg.

After Klier’s death, his remains were donated for scientific research.

Klier was born Aug. 22, 1945, in Fredericksburg, the son of Werner Adolph Klier and Esther Elizabeth Bracher Klier. He married Betje Black Luedecke in 1972, and she survives.

After attending Harlandale Junior High and High Schools in San Antonio, he graduated from Texas Lutheran College in Seguin.

He taught English in the Austin Independent School District at Travis, Crockett, and Anderson High Schools.

During the Vietnam Era, he served in the U.S. Army on the DMZ in Korea.

After receiving a master of arts degree from the University of Texas, Klier worked at Intel, then Texas Instruments in Austin.

Hewlett-Packard drew him to Cupertino, California, where they lived in Palo Alto from 1991-1999.

He joined the Disaster Survival Planning Network as vice president and returned to Austin permanently in 1998. He retired in 2010.

In addition to his wife, Klier is survived by one son, Thresher Klier of Austin; one daughter, Martelle Luedecke, and three grandchildren.

Survivors also include a brother and sister-in-law, Nolan and Barbara Klier of Plano; a sister-in-law, Nora Klier of Houston; a brother-in-law, Sinclair Black, and a sister-in-law, Susan Morehead of Austin.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, William Klier.