Joseph S. Klecz

January 30, 2016

Joseph S. Klecz 78 of Frankfort died at 10:20 p.m. Saturday, January 30, 2016 at Wesley Manor Health Care Center in Frankfort.  He was born on December 10, 1937 in Philadelphia, PA to Alexander & Felicia (Belinski) Klecz.  Joe married Carolyn Sue Campbell on September 11, 1955 in Frankfort, IN and she preceded him in death on September 1, 2006.  Joe retired from Chrysler Corporation in 2000 after working 33 years.  He was a member of the UAW Union 648 and enjoyed working on cars, attending car shows and Caribbean Cruises with his family.  He also enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family.  Joe was an avid fan of the Green Bay Packers and James Dean in addition to collecting memorabilia of Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer and Lucky Strike Cigarettes. 

Visitation and Services

Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 4, 2016 at the Goodwin Funeral Home. Friends may visit starting at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Whiteman Cemetery in Michigantown, IN. Memorial donations may be made to the Clinton County Humane Society.

Survived by:

2 Sons: Steven J. (Rhonda) Klecz of rural Frankfort, Daniel K. (Tanya) Klecz who preceded him in death. Joe and Sue raised a grandson, Kris K. Klecz, son of Daniel K. Klecz as their own after Daniel’s death in 1986. 2 Daughters: Tammy R. (Jeff) Danner of Frankfort, Teresa M. Brewer of Frankfort, Sister: Regina Heise of Marion, IN 7 Grandchildren and 11 Great Grandchildren also survive.

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by his parents, 9 brothers & 2 sisters.


Leave your Condolences

22 Condolences for “Joseph S. Klecz”

  1. Deb Walker January 31, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    Tammy and family, I’m so terribly sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. May you each find comfort and peace during this time.

  2. Rodney mounts January 31, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    Sorry to hear of your family’s loss.

  3. Joy Neal January 31, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    So sorry to hear about Joe…my “other” house growing up. So many memories of Joe and Sue, hugs to all of you. Thinking of you.

  4. Kahy Jackson January 31, 2016 at 5:54 pm

    Steve and Rhonda, so sorry to hear about Joe. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
    Kevin and Kathy Jackson

  5. Sheila Miller January 31, 2016 at 6:33 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family.

  6. Daniel Campbell January 31, 2016 at 8:24 pm

    Sorry for your loss. Uncle Joe is an awesome guy and I will always remember all the fun times I had with him. Rest In Peace.

  7. Teresa Stevens January 31, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    I am very sorry for your loss, your family is in my thoughts and prayers. I worked with and hung out with Dan and Tanya. Hugs to Shannon C., and son Kris, and grandma. ♥RIP

  8. Robert Colby January 31, 2016 at 11:48 pm

    Joe was a good man, we had a lot fun together, lots of fishing together. Sorry for you loss, he will be missed. I am glad I got to see him when I was in town.

  9. Lori Snyder February 1, 2016 at 4:29 am

    Sorry for your loss Tammy. Prayers for you and the family.

  10. Dawn and Johnny Louks February 1, 2016 at 9:37 am

    So sorry for your family’s loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  11. Steve Cunningham February 1, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    We are so sorry for the loss of your Dad.
    Steve and Judy Cunningham

    • Mark Babb February 8, 2016 at 2:33 am

      What a good man he was !
      Miss you too Steve Cunningham !

  12. Carole Christine Flynn February 1, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    Dear Tammy, Joshua and all the family. I pray God holds each of you so very close in the coming moments and the days ahead. May His Holy Spirit Comfort you all far above all that each of you need at this time. May sweet memories comfort your hearts in the night and when you rise up each morning. (Sincerely, Chris Ince Flynn)

  13. John & Darla Large February 2, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    Tammy, so sorry for your loss, will be praying for you and family.. Love & Hugs!! John & Darla

  14. Chris (Danner) & Doug Brown February 2, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    Tammy and Teresa, may Jesus keep his arms around you to provide you strength and comfort. We send AshLeigh and Josh our love and prayers, also. Keep close as a family and support each other. Your strength will get you through.

  15. Fredrick K. Campbell February 3, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    Gone but will never be forgotten

    Pat & Fred

  16. Jerry Kelly February 3, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    Sorry for your loss. Mr. Klecz was a very interesting man who I enjoyed talking to. He will be greatly missed. Our prayers to the family. Sincerely, Jerry and Cindy Kelly

  17. Lynn Campbell and family February 3, 2016 at 11:21 pm

    Our sincere condolences

  18. Cowboy and Spike February 4, 2016 at 1:25 am

    Steve, so sorry to hear of your Father’s passing.

  19. Connie Danner Good February 4, 2016 at 11:27 am

    Tammy, my sincere condolences to you and all your family. May your family and friends help you through this difficult time. God bless you and keep you.

  20. Esther Boyles February 7, 2016 at 11:03 am

    So sorry! The world lost two awesome men in the same month! Tim and I enjoyed Joe and Sue so much.

  21. Mark Babb February 8, 2016 at 2:27 am

    I’m absolutely heart broken to have heard of his passing and more so it was today after the service and burial is over. He was my friend at a time when I really needed one. 1988-2000 I worked with him and he broke me in on grinding machines in Dept 8200 at Chrysler on 2nd shift. Ate lunch with him every night and even sneaked a few drinks along the way. He had worked with my dad and took me under his wing and taught me the ropes. He was like a second dad for some of those years. I called him Pollac he called me kid and of course we had Pineapple also. He was a very important part of my life as a young adult. He loved to talk about his family. He was so proud of all of you. Had pictures all over and inside his tool box. I wish I had been better about staying in touch after retirement but ashamed I did not. What a wonderful man and I wish I had been able to tell him that and have sit with him one more time. So sorry for you all. To the little boy (grandson) Daniel I believe? He loved you like a son! More than you can ever imagine. You were still small when we worked together and he was so proud of you!!
    I felt like I knew you he described you and all you did! You were his pride and joy at that time. My heart honestly hurts! Love to chat with any and all of you if possible.

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