Charles A Klocker
How do you know Charles? Please share your stories and photos, and help spread the word about this page!
Charles Klocker, 97, of Dubuque passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at Unity Point Health-Finley Hospital.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday, July 1, 2019 at Church of the Nativity with Msgr. James Miller officiating. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 30th at Hoffmann Schneider and Kitchen Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 3860 Asbury Road and on Monday, July 1st from 9 to 10 a.m. at Church of the Nativity.
Charles was born November 12, 1921, in Dyersville, IA, son of John and Katherine (Claus) Klocker. He married Betty Weimerskirch July 30, 1953 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Dubuque.
She preceded him in death in March, 2015.
He was drafted into the U.S. Army on his birthday in 1942. He served with the 104th (Timber Wolf) Infantry Division in Europe from September 1944 thru June 1945. After his military service he was employed as a body and paint man at Runkles Car Dealership in Dyersville. He later went on to John Deere as a machinist and then welder, and worked in various departments.
He enjoyed boating on the Mississippi river, family gatherings, gardening and woodworking.
He enjoyed both model and real steam trains. He built a model railroad in the basement of their house. It was modeled after the Colorado Rocky Mountain, where he had taken numerous vacation trips to.
He was a longtime member of Nativity parish.
Surviving is a son Keith (Sharon) Klocker, of Dubuque and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by his parents, six sisters, three brothers, and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Peter and Rayse (Weidenbacher) Weimerskirsch.
The family would like to thank Dr. Salas and the staff at Unity Point Health-Finley Hospital for their care shown to Charles.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.hskfh.com.
Friends & Family
Looks like something went wrong.
Reload the page and try again.