John J. Kling

John J. Kling, age 85, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 6, 2008, at his residence.

He was born in Milwaukee to the late John and Mary (nee Abel) Kling.

John served our country in the US Army during WWII. He retired in 1988 from Western Metal Specialties after 41 years of service. He will be remembered for being a hard working man all his life. He loved puttering in his garage. He could fix almost anything and was always willing to lend a hand to anyone who needed it, never expecting anything in return. If you needed a part for something, chances are, he would have it or if you just needed advice, he would give it.

John was a devoted husband and father. He was well respected and held in high esteem by his grandchildren. His family was the center of his life.

He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Corrine (nee Wanitschka); daughters, Debra (Jeffrey) Voigt of West Bend and Sandra (Joseph) Wagner of West Bend; four grandchildren, David M., Jr. (Rhonda) Clark, Daniel M. (Misty) Clark, Angela (Jeremy) Koepp, Amanda Wagner; eight great-grandchildren, Johnathan, Courtney, Kayla, Mirissa, Nathan, Hailey, and Jordyn Clark and Alyssa Koepp; and a special friend and cousin, Marion Knuth. He is further survived by other relatives and friends.

John is preceded in death by a special friend, Owen Knuth.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the caregivers, Ellen Olsen and Carol Waters of Cedar Community Home Hospice.

A private Memorial Service will be held by the family. Cremation, Paradise Cremation Services.

Any memorials would be appreciated to Cedar Community Home Hospice (5595 Hwy Z, West Bend, WI 53095) or the ALS Foundation (5550 W Touhy Ave, Suite 302, Skokie, IL 60077-3254).

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family (262) 338-2050 www.phillipfuneralhome.com.