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Jerry Lee Klemme, 70, Kokomo, passed away at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, at St. Vincent Hospital in Kokomo. He was born Dec. 5, 1947, in Kokomo. He was the son of Paul B. and Patricia M. (Hobensack) Klemme. On Jan. 3, 1970, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, he married Pamela W. Jones, who survives.
Jerry was a 1965 graduate of Kokomo High School. He served with the United States Army and earned the rank of Sgt. Jerry retired from General Motors/Delco Electronics after 30 years of service. He was a member of St. Patrick Church, the VFW and the American Legion in Walton. He enjoyed playing the guitar and the banjo, and when younger, had his own band in the 1960s. Jerry loved watching his grandchildren play sports and was an avid Notre Dame and Green Bay Packers fan.
Along with his loving wife Pamela, Jerry is survived by his children, Shon M. (Sarah) Klemme, Penny L. Hinze and Joshua D. Klemme (James Smith); grandchildren, Alexis N. Hasting (Corey Thomas), Macy L. Hasting, Ethan E. Hasting, Sawyer M. Klemme and Sutton M. Klemme; parents, Paul B. and Patricia Klemme; siblings, Elaine (Samuel) Ellis, Paul M. (Brenda) Klemme, Mary M. (John) Indrutz and Lorrie A. (Larry) Martin; along with many nieces and nephews; and sisters-in-laws, Sandra (Chic Chilcott) Jones and Patricia Jones.
Jerry was preceded in death by his grandparents, Nelson and Waneta Hobensack.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1229 N. Washington St., Kokomo, with Rev. Fr. Brian Dudzinski the celebrant. Burial will follow in Crown Point Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by the U.S. Army and the Kokomo V.F.W. Military Rites Team. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory, 1315 W. Lincoln Road, Kokomo, where the Rosary will be offered at 7:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Jerry's memory to the American Cancer Society. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com.
Published on February 10, 2018
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