Raymond E. Kleman, 90

Raymond E. Kleman, 90, of West Bend, entered into eternal life on  
Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011, at the Cedar Lake Health and Rehabilitation  
Center in the town of West Bend.

He was born on Oct. 18, 1921, in the town of Trenton to Theodore and  
Adela (nee Ciriacks) Kleman. On May 19, 1945, Ray was united in  
marriage to Della Krause at Davidís Star Ev. Lutheran Church in  
Kirchayn.  Together, Ray and Della spent many years farming in the  
town of Trenton. They eventually retired from farming and enjoyed 23  
years as caretakers for a property in the town of Saukville. Ray also  
worked part time at Lochen Equipment in Newburg. In 2000, they moved  
to Cedar Ridge where they were able to enjoy their hobbies and make  
many new friends.  Della passed away on Sept. 18, 2011.

Ray was an active member of Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church where he  
served on the church council for many years. He loved time with his  
family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He  
enjoyed woodworking, designing and making toys and gardening.
He is survived by four children, Kathy (David) Lochen of West Bend,  
Judy (Darwin) Kison of Cedarburg, Cherie (Chris) Larsen of Hayward,  
and Edwin (Connie) Kleman of West Bend; nine grandchildren, Jeff and  
Tim Lochen, Brenda (Jeff) Halverson, Colleen (Todd) Oestreich, Ryan  
(Carlene) Kison, Margo (Chris) Anderson, Peter Larsen, Stephanie  
(Josh) Roth and Chris (Marnie) Kleman; and eight great-grandchildren.  
He is further survived by a sister-in-law, Louise (Art) Ciriacks of  
West Bend; a brother-in-law, Robert Krause of Milwaukee; nieces,  
nephews, other relatives and friends.

Ray was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Della; a great- 
grandson, Ethan Roth; three sisters, Esther (Reinhard) Beimborn,  
Mabel (Herbert) Strege, and Evelyn (Elmer) Gauger; and a sister-in- 
law, Lucille (Carl) Butzke.

Funeral services in remembrance of Ray will be held on Wednesday,  
Nov. 30, at 11 a.m. at Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church, 1268 Pleasant  
Valley Road, West Bend. Burial will follow in Trinity Ev. Lutheran  
Church Cemetery.  Visitation will be at the Myrhum-Patten Funeral  
Home, 1315 W. Washington St., West Bend, on Tuesday, Nov., 29 from 4  
p.m. to 7 p.m. and again on Wednesday at the church from 10 a.m.  
until the time of service.

Memorials to Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church Expansion Fund are greatly  
appreciated.

Myrhum-Patten Funeral & Cremation Service of West Bend is assisting  
the family.  Online guest book and condolences may be found at  
www.myrhum-patten.com.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to their friends  
at Cedar Ridge for all of their love and support; and to the staff at  
Cedar Lake Health and Rehabilitation Center and Cedar Community  
Hospice for their compassion and care; it is greatly appreciated.