Hamline News

Carol Anderson '46

Hamline Life Trustee Robert Klas Sr. ’52 died March 8. He was 91.

Klas was the chairman and CEO of Tapemark Company, a pressure-sensitive label and medical products company based in West St. Paul. He also was the founder of the Tapemark Charity Pro-Am, a nationally recognized annual golf tournament that raises money for children with special needs.

He was a Hamline benefactor who donated for the construction of Klas Center and the Anderson Center.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra, with whom he received an honorary doctorate in humane letters in 2008; his children, Robert Klas ’75, Thomas Klas MBA ’08 and MNM ’16, Margaret, Elizabeth, and Christine; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and three sisters.