The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Obituaries

August 21, 2012

Robert Delbert ‘Bob’ Klemme

Preston — Robert Delbert ‘Bob’ Klemme

July 6, 1921-Aug. 19, 2012

PRESTON — Robert Delbert “Bob” Klemme, age 91, of Preston, died Sunday, August 19, 2012, at home.

Bob was born July 6, 1921, in Van Buren Township, rural Preston, the son of August and Edith (Lingle) Klemme. He attended the Buckeye Country School. Bob served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1946 during World War II on the battlefield in Rhineland Central Europe. After returning to the Preston area, Bob met his sweetheart, Marielda Schaefer. They were married April 27, 1949, in Clinton, Iowa.

Bob worked at DuPont for thirty years, retiring in 1979. After his retirement he liked to go fishing, hunting and camping. He also enjoyed gardening and cutting his lawn.  Bob was a member of the Preston American Legion Post Tompkins-Jenkins #602.

Survivors include his wife, Marielda Klemme, of Preston; his son, Delbert (Diane) Klemme of Preston; three daughters, Marlene (Lee) Johnson of Maquoketa, Iowa, Doris (Rick) Budde of Bellevue, Iowa, and Ruth (Lonnie) Helmle of Spragueville; thirteen grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren with two on the way; five stepgreat-grandchildren; and two sisters, Adline Kinter of Clinton and Phyllis Pickett of Preston.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Wilbert and Albert; and a sister, Margaret Taplin.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, August 22, 2012, at the Miller-Law-Jones Funeral Home, Preston. A celebration of life service will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 23, 2012, at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Preston Cemetery.

Online condolences and tributes may be left for the family at www.lawjonesfuneralhome.com.

Death date: Aug. 19, 2012

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