Jerome Lee "Jerry" Klitz, 63, of the Illinois Veterans Home, died Saturday (Feb. 22, 2014) in the home.
He was born Feb. 13, 1951, in Quincy, a son of Wilbert and Elenore Bohne Klitz.
Jerry was a graduate of Quincy High School and a graduate of both Lincoln Land College and Quincy College. He served in the U.S. Army
82nd Airborne Division during the Vietnam War
from 1971 until 1972. He was of the Catholic faith.
Mr. Klitz worked in sales in the Quincy area. He was a member of the Plainville Masonic Lodge.
He is survived by three children, Josh Klitz and his wife, Carrie, of Quincy, Breanne Strepina and her husband, Scott, of Tampa, Fla., and Emily Klitz and her significant other, John Renier, of Ursa; six grandchildren, Jackson, Daxton and Carson Klitz, Brennan and Finnegan Strepina and Kason Renier; three brothers, Tom Klitz and his wife, Krista, Joe Klitz and Ted Klitz; and three sisters, Annette Lupo and her husband, Phil, Ruth Rogers and Yvonne Klitz. Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Donna Ahern.
SERVICES: 10 a.m. Friday in the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home. Interment will be in Sunset Cemetery with military rites conducted at the cemetery.
VISITATION: 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home with a Masonic service at 7 p.m.
MEMORIALS: Illinois Veterans Home Activities Fund or
of Adams County.
ARRANGEMENTS: Duker and Haugh Funeral Home.