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Klemme, Jeffrey Daryl 1960 - 2011

KLEMME, PICKLE, WESTHOFF

Posted By: Doris Hoffman, Volunteer (email)
Date: 2/7/2011 at 20:42:19

Jeff Klemme

Date of Death
Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Akron, Iowa

Jeff Klemme, 51, of Akron, Iowa passed away Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota following a lengthy illness.

Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 7, 2011 at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Preston Township, rural Akron, Iowa. Reverend Jean Morse will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation with the family present will be after 3:00 p.m. Sunday, February 6, 2011, with a Prayer service at 5:00 p.m., all at the Akron-Westfield High School Gymnasium. The Carlsen Funeral Home – Schroeder Chapel in Akron, Iowa is in charge of arrangements.

Jeffrey Daryl Klemme was born January 12, 1960 in Akron, Iowa, the son of Daryl and Louise (Pickle) Klemme. He was baptized and confirmed into the Christian faith. He attended school in Akron and graduated from Akron High School in 1978. During his schooling, he began helping his father on the family farm and continued following his graduation.

He was united in marriage to Cindy Westhoff on February 28, 1981 at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Craig, Iowa. Jeff and Cindy farmed and raised livestock east of Akron. Through the years, Jeff also worked for several businesses in the area. Most recently, he enjoyed working for Siouxland Propane in Akron until he was diagnosed with CIDP.

Jeff was longtime member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Preston Township, having served in several capacities through the years, including church council and volunteering with many church activities. Jeff’s favorite time of the year was fair time. He loved attending and helping with the Plymouth County Fair each year. Jeff has served in several capacities through the years, many of those on the Fair Board. Jeff has had a passion for farming since he was young man, and that continued with his involvement in the F.F.A. Alumni, which he helped start in this area. He was currently serving as a trustee for Preston Township. He was a former Akron-Westfield School board member. Jeff enjoyed hunting and enjoyed being involved with Pheasant’s Forever. He was also a member of the N.R.A. But most of all, he loved the times spent with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren, who knew him as “PaPa”. He will be greatly missed.

Survivors include his wife of over 29 years, Cindy of rural Akron; their children: Jessica Hughes (Clint) and their children, Makenzie and Brooklyn of Westfield, IA, Cassie Iseminger (Joel) and their son, Cooper of Akron, IA, and Chance Klemme of Akron, IA; his parents: Daryl and Louise Klemme of Akron, IA; his siblings: Kathy Weenink (Scott) of Akron, IA, and Jennifer Daiker (John) of Sioux Falls, SD; his father and mother in law: Gerald and Delores Westhoff of Le Mars, IA; his brothers in law: Steve Westhoff (Lori) of Le Mars, IA, and Rick Westhoff (Kris) of Le Mars, IA; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Emory and Freda Klemme and Eugene and Essie Pickle; several aunts, uncles, and cousins; and a special friend, Paul Haage.

Carlsen Funeral Home
Akron, Iowa


 

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