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William S. “Bill” Klahn, Jr. - 72

8/8/1946 - 7/21/2019

Clinton, Iowa

William S. “Bill” Klahn, Jr. age 72 of Clinton, passed away Sunday, July 21, 2019 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.  In following Bill’s wishes cremation rites will be accorded.  A gathering of family and friends will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 PM Wednesday, July 24th at the Pape Funeral Home.  A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday at the funeral home. 

 

     Bill was born in Clinton on August 8, 1946, the son of William and Mildred (Gaarde) Klahn, Sr. He graduated from Clinton High School and received his AA degree from Clinton Community College.

Bill married Ann Stewart on December 12, 1970 in Clinton.  He was a paper boy growing up and had been employed at Eagle Food Center and later at Chemplex/Lyondel, where he retired after 40 years of service, never missing a day of work.  Bill had served with Iowa Army National Guard for 6 years.  He was a member of the Fulton County Club and served on the board of Clinton Riverboat Days.  He helped organize and was very instrumental in the Clinton youth football program.  Bill was an avid golfer and enjoyed spending time on “the farm.”  He had a passion for gardening and yardwork, a love of Iowa Hawkeye football and was known for being able to fix anything.

 

     Bill is survived by his wife, Ann; two children, Jill (Greg) Smith of Troy, MO and Jason (Allyson) Klahn of Fulton; the love of his life, his 3 grandchildren, Samantha, Kaitlin and Jacob; and 2 great grandchildren, his buddy Kadin and Kenna; 2 brothers, Dan (Deb) Klahn of Clinton and Tom (Kathy) Klahn of Camanche; 2 sisters, Patty Ronnfeldt of Camanche and Ellen (Pete) Scarano of Clinton and nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his twin brother, Bob.  The family would like to thank the nurses, doctors and staff at the University of Iowa for their untiring devotion and care.  Memorials may be made in Bill’s name to the “Fore the Kids” golf outing at the University of Iowa.  Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com.

Gathering of Friends

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 PM Wednesday, July 24th at the Pape Funeral Home.

Service:

In following Bill’s wishes cremation rites will be accorded. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday at the funeral home.

3 Comments

  • Sheila & Don Franzen

    on 07/23/19

    Rest in peace old friend, I'll think of you

    when I see an ole' Green Charger.

  • Terry and Linda Huffman

    on 07/24/19

    Such sad news.  Terry and I went to high school with Bill.  Terry went to community college, was in the National guard and also worked at Eagles with Bill.  He was a great guy and will be missed by family and many friends.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family!

  • Rich Reusche.

    on 07/25/19

    Heartfelt Condolences to Family of Bill..Recently shared ssome great, meaningful conversations with Bill, as I passed on some pictures of IA. NATIONAL GUARD to Bill. Recalling BILL KLAHN Sr. and KEN REUSCHE in THE GUARD together. As BILL and BOB joined..Memories of growing up in the Northend..(Lyons ) - Clinton...Great famillies....Sympathies to KLAHN and SCARANO families..Sorry for your Loss... Bill will be missed, Greatly..

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