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William "Bill" Otto Klemm

February 10, 1938 ~ June 11, 2019 (age 81)
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William Otto "Bill" Klemm, age 81, was received into the arms of his savior on June 11, 2019.  He was born to Ervin and Edna (Prellwitz) Klemm on February 10, 1938 in Bear Creek, WI.  He graduated from Little Wolf High School and attended Milwaukee Institute of Technology obtaining his master barber's license.  On June 6, 1959 he married his high school sweetheart and the love of his long life, Harriett (Vaughan).  Together they raised 5 children in their loving home. Bill was an avid member of the community and a lifelong member of Zion Lutheran Church in Manawa. He was a 3rd generation barber, following his father and grandfather and was the owner and operator of Klemm's Barbershop for many years.  He always said "if you love what you do, you never have to work, and I never worked a day in my life."

Bill is survived by his children Wm. Todd, Brenda (Brian) Busby, Stephanie (Chris) Webb, Kelly (Brenda), and Kory (Fawn),  grandchildren Lauren (Ryan) Ebert, Amy Bowman, Ashleigh (Jake) Ferg, Thomas Metry, Paige Webb, Maria Metry, Hanna (Andrew) Pariseau, Haley Webb, Joshua Klemm, Colten Klemm, Kevin Klemm, Rachel Webb and Joseph Klemm, and 13 great grandchildren.    He is further survived by brothers and sisters Roland (Janice) Klemm, Kathy (Ken) Mortensen, Daniel Pomeroy, Cynthia Levezow, Dianne Vaughan, Sandra Vaughan, and Geraldine Detert, as well as his Zion family and many other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his wife, Harriett, son Kevin, parents Casey and Edna (Prellwitz) Klemm, parents-in-law Dean and Esther (Hedtke) Vaughan, siblings Barbara and Gene Forsythe, Rev. Keith Klemm, Sherry Pomeroy, Mark Levezow, Bertha and Richard Ernst, Beverly and Richard Mykel, Clinton Vaughan, Lois and Robert McKay, Francis Vaughan and Lawrence Detert.

Services will be held at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Manawa on Friday June 21st at 7:00 pm with a visitation at 5:00pm at the church until the time of the service.

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