Jerry Klenck Jr.
1959 - 2015
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Jerry W. Klenck


Jerome "Jerry" Walter Klenck Jr. 56, of Melbourne, FL passed away on Wednesday November 4, 2015 after a courageous battle with brain cancer with his family by his side. 

He was born to Jerome Sr. and Jessica Klenck on August 24, 1959 in Chicago, Ill.  He graduated from Melbourne High School in 1977, enlisted the Army upon graduation and served 15 years through active service and later the Reserves.  He was a helicopter Crew Chief stationed primarily in Germany.  After his time in the military he returned to Melbourne and worked in the family business and became partners of the Craftmaster Auto Body Group. During his tenure with the family business he went to college and earned an AA degree.

He married Pamela Gail Smith on November 6, 2010 at Wesley United Methodist Church.  He is survived by his wife, Pam; step daughter, Jennifer (Jeff) Allen; grandchildren, Kaleb and Kinlee; his parents, Jerome Sr. and Jessica Klenck and siblings, Mike (Michele), Mark (Karen), Susan (Chris) and many nieces and nephews.

 He was an active member of Wesley United Methodist Church serving as Executive Team Chair and later as Financial Committee Chair.  He was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Puppets, Men's Club and Country Western Ministry where he volunteered his time as a sound technician. 

 The family wishes to thank the wonderful and caring staff of Holmes Reginal Medical Center and the William Childs Hospice House. His cancer care, lead us to the following caring doctors:  Dr. Richard Unger, Dr. Jonathan T. Paine, Dr. Lisa Duhaime, Dr. Anil A. Dhople, and Dr. Nelson Sang.

 The family will honor his request for cremation.  A celebration of his life will be held at Wesley United Methodist Church 2075 Meadowlane Avenue, West Melbourne, FL on Saturday November 14, at 11:00 a.m. in the sanctuary.

 Donations in his memory may be made to either the Wounded Warrior Project or the Wesley United Methodist Church Memorial Garden.

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Published in FloridaToday from Nov. 11 to Nov. 13, 2015.
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November 5, 2017
Rest in Peace cousin, salute !
Richard Wadzinski Jr
December 11, 2015
Jerry, I am so, so heartbroken to hear of your passing. I remember all the long mornings in the sound booth working with you and your goofy sense of humor. You were a great man of faith and wonderful for the entire time I knew you. You will be missed greatly! I know you're having fun up in Heaven now.
December 1, 2015
November 13, 2015
Sincere condolences goes out to the Klenck family for your sad loss.
November 13, 2015
Bobby Pittman
November 13, 2015
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May you rest in peace my friend.
Donnie collins
November 12, 2015
November 12, 2015
Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Michael MacDonald
November 12, 2015
To all the members of the Klenck family
I am so sorry for your loss.JR WAS A GREAT GUY. Praying for all of you.
Sophie Szabrak
November 12, 2015
Pam and family I am sorry for your loss. Jerry will be missed.
Evelyn Brown, Palm Bay
November 11, 2015
Jerry, aka Jedi, was a faithful Christian who loved his church and served with joy. I was blessed to call Jerry a friend. He remained positive and determined through his battle and found victory when he was called home to heaven. I'm just not sure what he will do with no more political battles to fight.
Chrissy Culp
November 11, 2015
Our thoughts are prayers are with you and the family at this time. Don and I are thinking of you all.
Ginny Dukes
November 11, 2015
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Rest in peace Jerry! You will be sadly missed.
Dave & Donna Lindsay
November 11, 2015
November 11, 2015
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with the family!!!
Kelly Ford
November 11, 2015
So sorry for your loss .
Carl Cataldo & Family
November 11, 2015
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.
All our love-Troy and Linda
Linda Gibson
November 11, 2015
So sorry for your loss. Thinking and praying for you and your family.
Butch & Kim Goude
November 11, 2015
Became friends with Jerry through Mark and he was a really good guy. He will be missed.
Donny Karp
November 11, 2015
Love you my dear brother. Til we meet again. Much love from your lil sis
Susan Richards
November 11, 2015
Hugs and love to you all. Always in our hearts.
terry chase
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