Bill Kleckner, 79, of Creston passed away Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, at his home.
Bill's wishes were to be cremated and a private graveside service will be held. Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home, 205 W. Monroe St., in Mount Ayr is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Creston Animal Rescue Effort or American Lung Association. Online condolences may be left at www.watsonarmstrongfh.com.
The family will be having a "Remember Bill" get-together in honor of his 80th birthday from 2 to 5 p.m. March 3 at Regency Park in the center office, 612 Grand Ave., in Creston. Anyone who knew Bill and would like to share memories are welcome to stop by and "Remember Bill."
William "Bill" Earl Kleckner was born March 3, 1936, to Hulbert Ray and Frances Allen (May) Kleckner in Clearfield. He attended school in the Clearfield Schools.
Bill served his country in the United States Navy.
Bill later moved to Creston where he worked as the airport manager and city dog catcher for the city of Creston until his retirement in 1996.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents; daughter Linda Sue in 1965 and siblings, Flossie, Marion, Orville, Donna, Genevra, Gayle, Franklin, Dora Lee, Belva and Lowanna.
Bill is survived by his wife Lila; son Steven (wife Carolyn) Kleckner; sister Frances Moffitt; three grandchildren, Christopher Young (Shelby), Haley Woods and Lissanne Kleckner; several nieces, nephews and friends.
Private burial will be conducted at Bethel Cemetery, Diagonal, Iowa.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, May of 2016