Mary "Dolores" Klingele, 84, of Quincy, died peacefully, surrounded by her family on Saturday (Sept. 21, 2013). Dolores was born March 29, 1929, in Quincy, a daughter of Elmer and Clara Weichlein. Dolores was a loving wife, devoted mother and grandmother. Her family, friends and the family business were her passion and her joy. She met the love of her life and future husband, Ken, when they worked at Moorman's Manufacturing Co. Dolores supported Ken as he finished veterinarian school and for the next 40 years, she was the backbone of an inseparable team. They raised five active children and built Klingele Veterinarian Clinic that still cares for thousands of Quincyans' most precious family members, their pets. Dolores always put her family before herself. Her children are successful in their own right due largely to the encouragement she provided and values she instilled. With five children in countless school and athletic activities, she was continuously on the go. Nevertheless, she somehow found time to care for her aging parents and sister and provide a warm, nurturing and loving home for her husband and children. She was happiest when the family was together. Dolores loved to dance, play cards and spend time with her friends. She often lost track of time on the penny slots. She cherished her constant companion and loving dog Malcolm. She was a longstanding member of St. Peter Catholic Church. Dolores is survived by her children, Vicki Davis and her husband, Larry, of Quincy, Joanne Klingele Obert and her husband, Steve, of Palmyra, Mo., Michael Klingele and his wife, Beth, of Niceville, Fla., Mary Klingele of St. Louis, and Christopher Klingele of Rochester, Minn.; six grandchildren, Nicole Cookson and her husband, Adam, Lauren Stegmeyer and her husband, Andy, Will Obert, Kenna Obert, Connor Klingele and Jake Klingele; and a great-grandchild, Michaela Cookson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Klingele; sister, Juanita Weichlein; mother, Clara Weichlein; and father, Elmer Weichlein. SERVICES: 10 a.m. Thursday in of St. Peter Church. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. VISITATION: 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home. MEMORIALS: Quincy Catholic Ladies of Charity or Quincy Notre Dame High School. ARRANGEMENTS: Duker and Haugh Funeral Home. WEBSITE: www.dukerandhaugh.com.
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Sept. 24 to Sept. 26, 2013