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Orval J. Klemme, 88

Orval J. Klemme, 88, of Oxford, died, at 11:40 p.m. on Sunday, April 15, 2012, at IU Health, Lafayette, IN. He was born June 5, 1923, in Lafayette, IN, to the late Leo and Louise Klemme. He married Mary Silver on September 7, 1950, in Attica, IN, and she survives. He was a graduate of Freeland Park High School and farmed in Benton County. He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, the Catholic Order of Foresters, Holy Name Society, the FFA Alumni Assoc. and Benton Central and Salt Fork Athletic Boosters. Along with his passion for farming, he enjoyed basketball, refinishing furniture and working in his shop. He adored his grandchildren and loved family gatherings. Along with his wife Mary, he is survived by three daughters, Pam (husband John) Messner, of Oxford, IN; Linda (husband Danny) Williams, of Clinton, TN; Sheryl (husband Patrick) Christmas of St. Louis, MO; and Son, Doug (wife Candi) Klemme of Catlin, IL. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren as well his brother, Paul Klemme of Fowler, IN, and Sister, Florence McGraw of Goodland, IN. His son, Kevin, four brothers; Francis, Dean, Delbert and Elvin; and an infant Sister, Helen, precede him in death. Visitation will be Wednesday, April 18, 2012, from 4-8 p.m. with Rosary at 4 p.m, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Oxford. Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, April 19, 2012, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, with Father Robert Klemme officiating. Burial will be at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Dunnington, IN. Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Patrick Catholic Church. Shoemaker Funeral Home, Otterbein is assisting the family with services.

Published in the Journal & Courier on Apr. 17, 2012
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