Norbert A. “Pete” Klem, 93, St. Anthony

Norbert A. “Pete” Klem, 93, of St. Anthony, passed away at 9:42 a.m. on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, at Scenic Hills at the Monastery, in Ferdinand surrounded by family.  

Norbert was born in St. Anthony on December 19, 1927, to Frank A. and Agnes (Drach) Klem.  

He married Clara Mae Werne on September 27, 1952.   

Norbert retired from JOFCO after 49 years where he worked in the machine department.   

He was a member of Divine Mercy Parish-St. Anthony Catholic Church, St. Anthony American Legion Post #493, St. Anthony Community Center, St. Anthony Conservation Club, and St. Anthony Holy Name Society.  

He enjoyed gardening, yard work, playing cards, and spending time with family and friends.  

He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Clara Mae Klem of St. Anthony; two daughters, Cynthia Braun and companion, Steve Hopster, both of Jasper, and Karen (Roman) Wendholt of Bretzville; one son, Randy (Sandy) Klem of Bretzville; seven grandchildren, Jamie Arbo, Jill Crane, Megan and Bryce Klem, Adam Wendholt, Kristina Oehlman, and Kelsey Tjeerdsma; seven great-grandchildren, Laura, Elizabeth, and Nathan Arbo, Caidence Crane, Greyson and Kellen Oehlman and Beckett Tjeerdsma.   

Preceding him in death were three sisters; Ruth Harris, Dorothy Souders, and Amelia Wehr.   

A Mass of Christian Burial for Norbert A. “Pete” Klem will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 6, 2021, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in St. Anthony with burial to follow in the church cemetery.

The American Legion Post #493 will conduct military graveside rites.  

A visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the 11 a.m. service time at the church on Saturday, November 6, 2021. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Divine Mercy Parish- Saint Anthony Catholic Church or to a favorite charity.  

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