Donald G. Kletti,
April 21, 1928 — Feb. 7, 2017
Donald G. Kletti, 88, of West Bend, entered Eternal Life on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, at the Cottages at Cedar Run, West Bend.
He was born April 21, 1928, to the late Walter and Lola (nee Nehrbass) Kletti in the town of West Bend. After high school, he worked as a milk tester for local farms. He honorable served in the U.S. Army from 1950-52. On May 15, 1954, he was united in marriage to Grace Clausing at Grace Lutheran Church in Thiensville. Donald worked as a meat cutter for 40 years until retiring in 1991. He liked gardening, golfing and playing sheepshead. He was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church. Donald was a very kind and outgoing person who would talk to anyone. Donald also enjoyed volunteering. He was a good listener and loved to give hugs, but most of all was very proud of his family. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
Those Donald leaves behind to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 62 years, Grace Kletti; three children, Kathryn (David) Knepprath, Daniel (Karen) Kletti and Sharon (Donald) Maegli; three grandchildren, Jennifer (Robert) Wojdyla, Kevin Kletti and Monica (Kevin) Curtis; five great-grandchildren, Bruce Curtis, Madeline Curtis, Lannon (Alissa) Martin, Lindsay (Will) Richison and Sage Wojdyla; one great-great-grandchild, Emma Richison; two brothers, Alan (Betty) Kletti and Walter (Mary) Kletti; two sisters, Carol Hilgenberg and Jeanne (Curtis) Forester; and other relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Bernice (Howard) Grasse, and a brother-in-law, Harold Hilgenberg.
A funeral service in remembrance of Donald will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 13, at St. Luke Lutheran Church (4860 Arthur Road, Slinger). Burial will be at 2 p.m. at Wisconsin Memorial Park.
The family will greet family and friends at the church Monday from 9 a.m. until the time of service.
Memorials to Cedar Community, St. Luke Lutheran Church, or to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation in Donald’s name are appreciated by the family.
A special thank you to all the nurses and staff at the Cottages at Cedar Run for all their help and care.
The Myrhum Patten Miller & Kietzer Funeral Homes have been entrusted with Donald’s arrangements. Additional information and guestbook may be found at www.myrhum-patten.com.