Kenneth Leroy Klocke, Sr., 72, longtime resident of Hartford, passed away Monday, November 23, 2020.
Born March 2, 1948 in Kampsville, he was the loving son of Martha Jean (Pehm) Beer and Herman Beer.
Together since 1979, he is survived by his wife, Carolyn (Everett) Klocke and their children, Catherine Brainerd, Kenneth Klocke, Jr., Phillip Everett, Sherri Malone, Paul (Stacy) Everett, Major Brian (Christie) Everett; 11 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; brothers, Charles klocke, Ricky (Margaret) Beer; sisters, Barbara "Diane" (Ray) Hutchens, Betty (James) Davenport; and nieces and nephews whom he loved very much.
Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Marie Everett; son-in-law, Troy Brainerd; and grandson, Brian Brainerd.
At the time of his death, he had been employed by Challenge Unlimited for many years.
Kenneth was a friend of Bill W. for 33 years. He enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, loved telling stories and talking with his friends.
Private services with burial will be in Indian Creek Cemetery in Hamburg.
Marks Mortuary in Wood River is in charge of arrangements.