Kerry E Klotz
July 13, 1948 - Nov. 22, 2018
Chilton, WI
Funeral Service:
Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018
11:30 am
Good Shepherd Catholic Church
54 E. Main St.
Chilton, WI 53014
Funeral Visitation:
Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018
3:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Wieting Family Funeral Home
411 W. Main St.
Chilton, WI 53014
Stories of Kerry and Prayers:
Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018
7:30 pm
Wieting Family Funeral Home
411 W. Main St.
Chilton, WI 53014
Kerry E Klotz
Chilton, WI

Kerry E. Klotz, age 70, of Chilton, died on November 22, 2018, at Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh. He was born July 13, 1948, in Sheboygan, son of Kenneth and the late Eleanor Klotz. On March 18, 1972, he married Jeanne Sturm and together they had three children.

Kerry was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Chilton. He never missed mass and whenever he and Jeanne went out of town they had to find a local church to attend services. Kerry’s dedication to his faith carried over to his dedication for his family. He loved becoming a grandfather and never missed an opportunity to watch his grandchildren’s sports and activities.

Kerry was also dedicated to his country and served as a soldier in the United States Army. He was set to receive the “Quilt of Honor” from the local veterans club.

Kerry kept active in his free time enjoying what the local area had to offer. He was an avid golfer at Hickory Hills Golf Course and acted as the president for their men’s league for a number of years. He played in several softball leagues for the Brant Inn, Grube’s All-Stars, the Redwood, and Austin’s. He played second base and his teams could rely on him to make contact and get on base with line-drive hits. In fall, he joined the hunters in the annual deer hunting season. On Tuesday nights during the winter he would go to Cheers for an informal, private pool league with Art, Jonesy, Mouse, and Eddie. He worked at keeping himself healthy and won an award from Anytime Fitness for most visits in one month. He and Jeanne always looked forward to their trips to Mississippi to see his best friend, Bob, and his wife.

Kerry is survived by his wife, Jeanne; his father, Kenneth; children: Khristopher (Michelle) Klotz and Kimberlee Klotz (Jared Clapper, boyfriend); grandchildren: Kayla Klotz (Chad VanderZanden, boyfriend), Kelsey Klotz, Kendra Klotz, Gaven Lisowe, and Brody VanderZanden; sisters: Kathy (Carl) Plourde, Patricia (Jerry) Radey, Sandra (Mike) Roepke, and Maryjane Klotz; brothers: James (Diane) Klotz, Robert (Jan) Klotz, and Daniel (Amy) Klotz; a sister-in-law: Patricia Stadtmueller; and brothers-in-law: Robert (Sandra) Sturm and Paul (Kathy) Sturm.

Kerry was preceded in death by his mother, Eleanor; his daughter, Andrea “Veena” Klotz; Jeanne’s parents: Norbert and Ruth Sturm; a sister-in-law: Jackie (Cyril) Schaefer; and brothers-in-law: John Sturm and Len Stadtmueller.

Funeral services are set for 11:30am on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church (54 E. Main St.) in Chilton. Friends may call at the Wieting Family Funeral Home (411 W. Main St.) from 3:00pm until 7:30pm on Tuesday, November 27, 2018. A time to share stories about Kerry will start at 7:30pm following Tuesday’s visitation, with a prayer service to follow. 

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Kerry’s name.
Kerry and I rode the school bus together for 12 years. That's a lot of time together. I remember playing sheepshead on the bus among other shenanigans. We had nicknames for each other (that I can't put into print). What a shock to hear he's gone. Was a great friend.

Ed Morgan (Classmate 12 years) - Dec. 9, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with you Jeanne. <3

Amy Wenger (In the family) - Dec. 5, 2018

Our sympathy Jeanne and your family. Always had a greeting from Kerry whenever we walked through the store. May he rest in peace.

Art and Joyce Kopf - Nov. 28, 2018

Uncle Kerry was a great man. Learned a lot from him about hunting, softball, family and serving others. You will be missed. Thoughts and prayers for Aunt Jeanne and family.

Len Stadtmueller (Nephew) - Nov. 27, 2018

You will be missed my friend. Many great times working with you at Food Mart. 'Til we meet again.

Prayers to your family.

Bob Rieder Jr.

Bob Rieder (Friend) - Nov. 25, 2018

My thoughts are with you Jeanne and family!!

Jamie Steenport (in the family) - Nov. 25, 2018

Be ready when your softball teammates arrive so we can be in the starting lineup in heaven.

Ray Mueller (Friend and Softball Teammate) - Nov. 25, 2018

Uncle Kerry's faith was very strong. He looked so good on All Soul's Day at Mass. He will definetly be missed. He was so very proud of his grandchildren and so very good for Aunt Jeanne. Say " Hello " to all the family in Heaven for us. Everyone thanks you for your service to our country , no more suffering, rest in peace.

Dan & Ann Konen (Niece) - Nov. 24, 2018

To the Klotz family,
I send you my deepest sympathy for your loss. Wishing you peace and comfort in the days ahead.

Judy Woelfel (New Holstein) - Nov. 24, 2018

Bettrer place my friend. All the great times we had while working together are remembered

Joan kobriger (Friend) - Nov. 24, 2018

Our deepest sympathies to your family. What a wonderful man Kerry was - we will miss him dearly. Hold onto your memories and may God's grace and the love of family & friends bring you comfort during this difficult time.

Rick & Mary Jo Weber (Neighbors) - Nov. 23, 2018

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