Robert Andrew Kloc, age 83 of East Tawas, former resident of Clarkston, died on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 at Tendercare Nursing Home in Tawas City.
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He was born the son of Michael Andrew and Charlotte (Tomaszewski) Kloc on July 13, 1930 in Detroit. Bob graduated from the Class of 1948 Sweetest Heart of Mary Catholic High School in Detroit. He later joined the United States Army where he proudly served in the Korean War and received several medals including three Purple Heart Medals and three Bronze Stars after his discharge in 1953. He proudly wore his Korean War hat to show how proud he was of serving his country.
Bob married his best friend, Patricia Gehrke, on Feb. 12, 1955 at the Sweetest Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Detroit and together they shared 59 years of marriage and raised three children. He was a self-employed electrical contractor for Mark Electric in Berkley for 35 years before retiring in 1992.
After retiring he and his wife moved to East Tawas and together they built their beautiful Cape Cod home overlooking Lake Huron. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and in his spare time Bob kept himself very active, he loved the outdoors, and enjoyed spending his time gardening, golfing, snow skiing and traveling.
Bob is survived by his wife, Patricia; and his children, Mark Kloc of Clarkston, Robin and her husband Bill Kobus of Grand Blanc and Daniel and his wife Melissa Kloc of Howell; four sisters, Christine Pruss of Royal Oak, JoAnn Lipke of Sterling Heights, Barbara Babinski of Taylor and Pat Sczpanski of Royal Oak; his grandchildren, Lauren and Hannah Kloc; and several nieces and nephews and friends to many to mention. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, George Kloc.
A funeral mass was held on Monday, Feb. 10 at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church in East Tawas. Memorial contributions may be made to the
. Condolences may be shared at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.
Published in Iosco County News-Herald from Feb. 10 to Feb. 18, 2014