Wayne Steve Kleier, 87, of Belleville, Ill., born Oct. 31, 1929, in Northview, Mo., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, at Cedar Ridge Health Care Center, Lebanon, Ill.
Wayne worked as a drill press operator for McDonnell Douglas for 37 years, until his retirement. He was a member of International Aerospace and Machinist Local 837. Mr. Kleier loved spending time outdoors, fishing, camping, and working on cars.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Ida, nee Potter, Kleier; and two brothers, Harley and Nathan Kleier.
Surviving are his wife, Virginia Ann, nee Lynch, Kleier, whom her married in 1954 in Elk City, Okla.; a daughter, Deborah (George) Short, of DeSoto, Mo.; a son, Bobby Wayne (Laura) Kleier, of Swansea, Ill.; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, Ill.
Funeral: A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, Ill. with Rev. Cari Frus officiating. Inurnment with full military honors will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.
GEORGE RENNER & SONS FUNERAL HOME, Belleville, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Nov. 8, 2016