Jacob Klamer, age 94, of Lewis, Colorado, formerly a long-time resident on Lake Wisconsin in Lodi, Wisconsin, died on Monday evening, October 23, 2017 at his home surrounded by family. Born October 18, 1923 in Chicago, Illinois, he was the son of the late Jacob Klamer Sr. and Antie (Kopel) Klamer.
Jacob was a retired carpenter, had a kind heart, and was always willing to lend a hand. His door was always open to everyone, and he loved sharing “his” lake with family and friends. He was a humble man and touched many lives in a positive way. He was married to Edith Herchenbach on September 18, 1945; and they walked together for 67 years, holding hands until she died on March 26, 2012. After Edith passed away, Jacob’s hand felt empty and he missed his wife each and every day. Now, they are together again. Jacob was honorably discharged from the Army on November 30, 1945 and received the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal.
Jacob is survived by his children, James (Janet) Klamer of Lodi, Wisconsin, Kathryn Hennek of Lewis, Colorado, Donald Klamer of Lodi, Wisconsin and Christine Klamer of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; his beloved grandchildren, Reed Hadley, Robin (Peter) Christiansen, Chad (Heather) Klamer, David (Holly) Klamer, Amy Klamer, Mark Hennek, Daniel (Nicole) Hennek, Jay (Marissa) Klamer, Melissa Klamer, Sarah Klamer, and Christopher Klamer; and his cherished great-grandchildren, Rikki Flint, Jake (Guadalupe Purple) Flint, Drew Christiansen, Hailey Christiansen, George Klamer, Roy Klamer, David Klamer, Brayden Klamer, Ellie Hennek, Kaine Pellett and Liam Klamer.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Edith (Herchenbach) Klamer, his son David Klamer, and his grandson Nicholas Klamer.
A visitation will be held at Hooverson Funeral Home, 251 Water St., Sauk City, Wisconsin on Saturday, November 4th, from 10:00am to 11:00am, followed by a graveside service with military honors at the Garden Bluff Cemetery in the Town of West Point.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made in Jacob’s name to Hospice of Montezuma, 512 N. Broadway, Cortez, CO 81321.
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