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Donald "Don" Klocke

Donald “Don” Klocke, age 82, of Carrington, ND, died September 24, 2017, at CHI St. Alexius Health, Carrington.

 

Donald John was born on December 21, 1934, the oldest son of John and Ione (Hillstrom) Klocke. He grew up in New Rockford and attended school through the 8th grade.

Don was united in marriage to Mary Kay Rohrer on November 29, 1957, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Carrington. From their beautiful marriage of 57 years they were blessed with four children, Peggy, Patti, Tamra and DJ.

He was a carpenter- a true craftsman; Don could build anything and everything. Don spent many hours in his shop honing his skills to create masterpieces, a trade that he proudly handed down to his son DJ. Don and Mary Kay spent several years down in Arizona before returning back to Carrington in the early 90’s. Upon returning to Carrington Don continued carpentry until his health prevented him from working on the jobsites although he continued woodworking until the end.  Don took his 1st great-grandson Keaton under his wing showing him how to use the tools of the trade and the knowledge of a lifetime.

He enjoyed traveling with his family throughout the U.S. and Mexico. They took many trips through the years giving all the children cherished memories that will last a lifetime. Don had an eye for classy things in life, from the cars that he owned to the things that he built.

Don is survived by three daughters, Peggy (Keith) Larson, Carrington, Patti (Danny) Angeles, Valley City, ND, Tamra (Rex) Kriedeman, Enderlin, ND; one son, DJ (Peggy) Klocke, Carrington; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, four brothers Jerry (Berty) Klocke, Carrington, Jim (Gayle) Klocke, Placentia, CA, Bill (Pam) Klocke, Mesa, AZ, Tom Klocke, Carrington, two sisters Linda (Harlan) Olson, Carrington, and Susan (Joel) Heiden, Grand Forks, ND; sister-in-law Janice Klocke, Henderson, NV, many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years Mary Kay on September 26, 2015, his parents, and his brother Larry.

 

VISITATION:

Friday (Sept 29th) 10AM - 7PM, Evans Funeral Home

PRAYER SERVICE:

Friday 7PM, Evans Funeral Home

FUNERAL SERVICE:

Evans Funeral Home, Carrington, ND

DATE AND TIME:

Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 2:00PM

BURIAL:

Carrington Cemetery


Posted Condolences:
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Name: Morris Beaton

Date: 10-5-17

Message: Don was a good friend, a mentor and an incredible craftsman. Really loved that guy.

 

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Name: Roger A. Bengtson

Date: 9/27/2017

Message: May you rest in peace Don. I'll see you in heaven , You were a great friend and we had lots of fun  and laughs . Good hunting trips. I feel for your family, you'll surely be miss. God bless you all.

Roger

 

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Name: Rosemary Voglewede

Date: September 27, 2017

Message: My sincere sympathy to Don's family. We were close neighbors and friends for a number of years and Don and Mary Kay's children and our children played together. They were wonderful neighbors. Don will be missed.

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Name: Ralph Nicolson

Date: Sept. 26 2017

Message: Don, you worked hard all your life and had fun too.  Now rest in peace my friend. 

Sorry for your loss.

 

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Name: Janice Klocke

Date: 09/26/2017

Message: Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are for all of you and your families.  May your family and friends help you through this difficult time. 

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Name: Christi Gauthier

Date: 09/26/2017

Message: DJ and Family, my heart aches for you all on the loss of your dad.  I never had the opportunity to meet him, but I am honored to have a couple small pieces (trinket boxes) of his work.  His talent is immeasurable, and I imagine his and your favorite pieces as well as all he has taught you, will continue to bring you wonderful memories for the rest of your lives. 

Hugs and Prayers,

Christi

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Name: Bill & Pam

Date: 9/25/17

Message: We send our sympathies to you Peggy, Patti, Tami and DJ. We have many great memories of your dad. May your memories bring smiles as you visit among yourselves, friends and family. We are sending you all a big hug and blessings.

 


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