Thursday, May 29th, 2014
Complete Obituary
Wilfred Klenke
  Wilfred J. Klenke, 91, Coldwater, died May 28, 2014, at Briarwood Village.
He was born June 2, 1922, in St. Henry, to Norbert and Victoria Thobe Klenke. On Sept. 4, 1948, he married Frances Selhorst in Carthagena, and she survives in Coldwater.
Also surviving are 12 children, Tom (Rox) Klenke, Coldwater, Dan (Rose) Klenke, St. Marys, Peg (Ken) Dues, St. Henry, Mary (Fred) Kremer, Maria Stein, Ed (Connie) Klenke, St. Henry, Karen (Nick) Evans, St. Marys, Charlene (Jim) West, Wellington, Fla., Roger (Connie) Klenke, St. Henry, Bill (Tammy) Klenke, Coldwater, Mark Klenke, Coldwater, Kari (Gary) Prenger, Maria Stein, and Fred Klenke, St. Marys; 31 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; siblings, Elmer (Mary Lou) Klenke, Coldwater, Ann (Paul) Tobe, Coldwater, Esther Goettemoeller, Maria Stein, Mildred (Urban) Knapke, Maria Stein, Delores Muhlenkamp, Bryant, Ind., Ivo (Ginny) Klenke, Lima, and Patricia (Joe) Brockman, Portland, Ind.; in-laws, Lilly Mock, Fort Recovery, June Klenke, Springboro, Joan Ranly, Fort Recovery, Henry (Peg) Selhorst, Coldwater, and Homer Schieltz of Florida.
He was preceded in death by a son, Gary; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; siblings, Don Klenke, Bob Klenke and Mary Lou (Harold) Ranly; and in-laws, Dan Goettmoeller, Marvin Muhlenkamp, Ludwig (Bertha) Selhorst, Julie (Ray) Wilker, Bernard (Carol) Selhorst, Odelia (Robert) Bruggeman and Clara Schieltz.
He was a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Carthagena, the Ministry of Praise, the St. Lawrence Men's Society of the Church and the Coldwater American Legion. He was a lifelong farmer and a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps serving during World War II.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Henry Church. Burial with military rites will follow in St. Aloysius Cemetery.
Calling is 1-7 p.m. Sunday and 9-10 a.m. Monday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.
Memorials may be made to State of the Heart Hospice.
Condolences may be left at hogenkampfh.com.
Additional obituaries for this date
a_d
Tuesday Night
55°
Partly Cloudy
28%
Wednesday
75°
Chance Thunderstorms
49%
Wednesday Night
57°
Partly Cloudy
10%
Thursday
76°
Partly Sunny
11%
Thursday Night
59°
Partly Cloudy
10%
Friday
79°
Chance Thunderstorms
37%
Friday Night
60°
Chance Rain Showers
31%
Saturday
80°
Thunderstorms Likely
55%
Saturday Night
59°
Slight Chance Thunderstorms
20%
Sunday
78°
Chance Thunderstorms
28%
Sunday Night
59°
Mostly Clear
14%
3 Day
Extended
a_da_d
video_logoOnline Video
Sunday, July 27
index pict
2014 Celina Lake Festival
camera_logo Photo Albums