Norbert Klinkhammer

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Norbert Klinkhammer

1945 - 2018

Norbert Klinkhammer, 73, of Sun City, Ariz., passed away on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, surrounded by his family.

He was born in Racine, Wis., on Feb. 2, 1945, son of the late Louis J. and Dolores E. (Mullenburg) Klinkhammer.

Norbert was a Captain on the Kenosha Fire Department, retiring in 2001 after 30 years. He was a member of St. Joachim and St. Anne Catholic Parish in Sun City, Ariz., where he served as a minister of hospitality for the past several years. He also served many volunteer hours at the Banner Olive Branch Food Pantry, was a lifetime of the American Motorcycle Association (AMA), and was very involved in his community. He was a 1964 graduate of St. Catherine's High School in Racine, Wisconsin and was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the U.S. Navy.

He leaves his wife Shirley M. (Heppel) Klinkhammer of Sun City, Ariz.; sons, Michael J. Klinkhammer of Racine, Wis., Richard L. Klinkhammer and his wife Kym Klinkhammer of Kenosha, Wis.; a granddaughter, Aimee (Little) Davis and her husband Brandon of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a grandson, Jack Little of Kenosha, Wis.; two great grandchildren, Brody and Raleigh, children of Aimee and Brandon; the Fred Tomkiewicz family of Rhode Island; and a sister, Lori Inskip, and her family of Springfield, Ill.

He was preceded in death by his sister, MaryAnn Tomkiewicz, and a niece, Deborah Cline.

A viewing will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, at Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home, 803 Main Street, Racine, Wisconsin from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. A Mass will be celebrated at St. Lucy's Catholic Church, 3101 Drexel Avenue, Racine, at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19, with a visitation at the church from 10:30 a.m. until time of Mass. Burial with Full Military Honors will follow at All Saints Cemetery, Kenosha, Wis. Memorial contributions may be made to the , Phoenix, Ariz., or may be left with the funeral home.



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