JOHN KLAUMENZER John W. (Jack) Klaumenzer, 90, of Hampstead, NC passed away on Thursday, July 4, 2013 at Davis Health Care. He was born in Philadelphia, PA on October 18, 1922 to the late Joseph Ferdinand Klaumenzer and Vera Alberta Klaumenzer. He is also preceded in death by his brothers, Joseph Klaumenzer and Thomas Klaumenzer and a son, Grant D. Shaner. John is survived by his wife, Dorothy D. Klaumenzer and a son, David J. Shaner. John's home during his adolescence was at the Rising Sun Inn and Farm in Franconia Township, Pennsylvania, which his parents owned and operated. Mr. Klaumenzer served his country honorably in WW II in the U.S. Army 7th division under General George Patton. John received four Bronze Stars for bravery in North Africa, Italy, Central Europe and the Rhineland. After WW II John returned home and became employed with the J.W. Rex Company as a metal heat treating specialist and retired after 35 years of service. John married Dorothy Dull in 1960 and they raised their family in Lansdale, Pennsylvania. John enjoyed fishing at his summer home in West Creek, New Jersey and fished The Little Egg Harbor and the area bordering Long Beach Island. John and his wife Dorothy traveled the World and have been to Africa twice as well as the Caribbean Islands. The Klaumenzers also enjoyed their time on the Queen Elizabeth II. In 1990 John and Dorothy moved to Hampstead, NC and thoroughly enjoyed the intercoastal waterway and its Barrier Islands. John and Dorothy attended Hampstead United Methodist Church, where a Memorial Service was held Friday July12.
Published in The Reporter on July 18, 2013