CARBONDALE – Richard Norbert Klaine, 95, of Carbondale passed away on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center surrounded by his loving family.
Richard was born on August 17, 1925 in Covington, Kentucky to George and Margaret (Tuemler) Klaine. He married Dorothy Caroline Huesing in Covington on September 30, 1950. She preceded him in death on August 6, 2011.
Richard served his country in the US NAVY during World War II on the destroyer USS Shannon DM25 in the South Pacific. He went on to work as a sales manager for Selmier Peerless Towel and Linen Service, a division of American Linen. After retirement he drove a School Bus for West Bus Service in Carbondale for 20 years. He was a member of the St. Andrew Catholic Church of Murphysboro, the Lions Club and the Elks BPOE 1243. He was also a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters for 75 years. Richard was a long time member of Hickory Ridge Golf Course - Senior Group.
Richard is survived by his daughter, Kimberley (Brent) Mosel of De Soto; two sons, Keith (Carol) Klaine of Murphysboro, and Kevin (Sandy) Klaine of Florida; grandchildren, Megan (Brad) Dunker, Meredith (Andrew) Mills, Allison (Chris) Cagle, and Jacy (Brent) Woosley and Blake DeRocher; great-grandchildren, Hannah Dunker and baby Mills on the way; Lucy and Jack Cagle, Lane, Maylie and Grace Woosley, sister, Sister Carol Marie Klaine, SND of Covington, KY; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Dorothy; infant son, Richard; two grandsons, Kyle and Eric; and brothers, Jack and Larry.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 am Friday, April 30, 2021, in St. Andrew Catholic Church in Murphysboro with Father Clyde Grogan officiating. Burial will be in St. Andrew Cemetery in Murphysboro with Military Rites. Visitation will be from 10:00-11:00 am, Friday at St. Andrew Catholic Church. Due to COVID restrictions, masks and social distancing are required. Meredith Funeral Home in Carbondale is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois; CLC Hospice at the VA Medical Center in Marion; or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Envelopes will be available at the church.
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