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02/01/2017
William Klitzke
Reedsburg, Wisconsin
March 28, 1928 - January 31, 2017
Visitation: Service:
Friday February 3, 2017 Saturday February 4, 2017
4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. 11:00 A.M.
Hoof Funeral Home St. Peter's Ev. Lutheran Church - Reedsburg
William H. Klitzke, age 88, of Reedsburg, died peacefully on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 in the Reedsburg Area Senior Life Center surrounded by his family. He was born on March 28, 1928 in Reedsburg, the son of William F. and Edna (Schrank) Klitzke. Willie was a veteran of the Korean Conflict serving with the U.S. Army. He was honored to have been awarded with the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. On June 11, 1955, he was married to the former Evaline I. Craker. Willie was a lifelong area farmer and also worked at Grede Foundry. He was accessor for the Town of Dellona for several years. Willie was a member of the Reedsburg VFW and a lifelong member of St. Peter's Ev. Lutheran Church where he served on the school board for many years. He was very proud to have been able to participate in the Badger Honor Flight with his son, Dan. Willie enjoyed throwing horseshoes, dancing and bowling. Survivors include his wife, Evaline; four children: Cindy (Vernon) Lippert, of Austin, MN; Marcia (Rodney) Sonnenberg, of Reedsburg; Dan (Sally) Klitzke, of Reedsburg and Julie (Rick) Miotke, of Reedsburg; ten grandchildren; one AFS granddaughter; 15 great grandchildren; two sisters: Lorna Slaney, of Reedsburg and LaVera (Marlan) Craker, of Reedsburg; one brother: Rupert (Delores) Klitzke, of Janesville; nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; his son-in-law: Mike Ross; his sister: Elaine (Ray) Newbury; his brother: Alvin (Vicki) Klitzke and his brother-in-law: Maurice Slaney. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at St. Peter's Ev. Lutheran Church in Reedsburg with Pastor Paul Crolius officiating. Interment will be in St. Peter's Cemetery with military rites provided by the Reedsburg Veterans Honor Guard. There will be a visitation from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Friday at the Hoof Funeral Home in Reedsburg and after 10:00 A.M. on Saturday at the church. Memorials to St. Peter's Lutheran Church or the Reedsburg VFW would be appreciated. The Hoof Funeral Home is serving the family.
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