In Memoriam: Leon "Lee" Kloostra


Marvin Leon “Lee” Kloostra, age 79 of Rowlett, TX, passed away April 6, 2017. He was born June 6, 1937, in Waterloo, IA, to John and Eulalia Faye (Zickle) Kloostra. On July 3, 1976, Lee married Beverly Christensen in Rockwall, TX. He was a faithful member of Tree of Life Lutheran Church in Garland where he enjoyed singing in the choir. Lee attained a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Northern Iowa and worked 55 years as an engineer for Titus Industries until his retirement. In his free time he enjoyed fishing, traveling and Broadway shows. 

Lee is survived by his wife of 40 years: Christy Kloostra of Rowlett, TX; stepsons: Perry Sievert and wife Cheryl of Calmar, IA, and Troy Sievert and wife Heidi of Nicholas, IA; daughter-in-law: Kathy Sievert of Mesquite, TX; 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren; niece: Kathy Evans; and nephew: David Kloostra. He was preceded in death by his parents, stepson Todd Sievert, and brother Dwane Kloostra.

Funeral services will be held 12:00pm Monday, April 10, 2017, at Tree of Life Lutheran Church with Rev. Clint Thorson officiating. The family will receive friends at Rest Haven Funeral Home-Rowlett Chapel Sunday from 4:00 to 6:00pm. As an alternative to flowers, memorial donations may be made to Tree of Life Lutheran Church, 6318 Lyons Road, Garland TX 75043. 

The family encourages you to share you memories with Leon on this webpage:!/TributeWall

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April 2017 Dallas ASHRAE Meeting

Please join us for our monthly meeting of the membership. Each meeting begins with a short networking period, followed by introductions and chapter announcements. The technical presentation is the main portion of the meeting. Have an extra interest in the topic, or just need more professional development credits? Join us early for the technical session. 

Register for this meeting at the event page:

This month's topics:

  • Technical Session: Applied Acoustics
    • Check-in Begins: 9:45 AM 
    • Tech Session: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    • Presentation Description: Everything you wanted to know about acoustics. Acoustics can be a point or two in LEED V4. This is now a prerequisite for LEED for schools. While often misunderstood, the subject of acoustics is covered in an AHRI standard 885, including a spreadsheet for standardized calculations. We will cover the current standards as well as the recent change to Discharge Sound reporting for VAV terminals, which will require Engineering specifications to be updated.

      Presenter:  Dan Int-Hout – Distinguished Lecturer, Chief Engineer Krueger 

  • Main Presentation: Connections - 1973-Present
    • Check-in Begins: 11:00 AM 
    • Tech Session: 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
    • Presentation Description: Highlighting developments from 1973 until the present, Dan will present technical achievements, standards updates, and ASHRAE Research projects that all converged into an understanding and technical validation of modern approaches to comfort, energy, and building designs. The idea for the talk comes from our recent Presidential member’s them, and caused Dan to his experience over the years through a number of technical paths the he has been involved in.

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