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Don Perry Klepzig

May 27, 1937 February 26, 2020
Don Perry Klepzig
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Don was born on May 27, 1937 at St. Anthony’s Hospital, Effingham, Illinois into the Christian family of Henry and Dorothy Rentfrow-Klepzig. On November 27, 1975 he married Patricia Dorothy Czyzewski at Trinity Lutheran Church in Shumway by Rev. Ron Warren.

Don was raised in the Shumway Community, near Altamont in Effingham County. Don was a Husband, Dad, Stepdad, Brother, Uncle, Lutheran Minister and so much more. He took in 6 foster children at once when he already had 3 biological children. He was a cop, a teacher, an insurance agent, a real estate agent but loved most of all being a pastor for 35 years. He served as a mission builder in Benton, Illinois, Faith Lutheran then Zion Lutheran in LaMoille, Illinois, Calvary Lutheran in New Windsor, Illinois. He then went onto studying for chaplaincy at St. Luke’s Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri. He then served Community Hospital systems in Fresno, California serving as Hospice Chaplain for 5 years. He has completed over 20 interims serving a variety of churches from California, Las Vegas and Illinois. He served as a Chaplin for the Civil Air Patrol an auxiliary of the US Airforce in Las Vegas, NV. In Illinois he served churches in Shelbyville, St. Paul ELCA Altamont, St James, Vandalia, St. Paul, Hillsboro, Wares Grove and Redeemer Centralia.

Don had an extraordinary ability to insert humor in most situations, especially when preaching his homily during services loved his Ole and Lena jokes. He loved his family and his church.

Don is survived by his wife and 5-Sons: Kendall (wife, Ina) Marlow of Conifer, Colorado; Kier (wife, Lisa) Klepzig of Newton, Georgia; Ben (wife, Amy) Klepzig of Lake Mills, Wisconsin; Dave (wife, Cedes) Klepzig of Zion, Illinois, and Michael (wife, Debbie) Fenelon of East Lansing, Michigan. 1-Daughter: Michelle (Chuck) Fenelon of Woodward, Iowa. Brother Dwight (wife, Katherine) Klepzig of Shumway, Illinois. Daughter-in-law Sandy Klepzig of Las Vegas.

12 Grandchildren, and 6 Great Grandchildren-several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his Parents: Henry and Dorothy, Son: Scott Klepzig, Brother: Henry in Infancy,

Memorials may be made to the Wartburg Theological Seminary, 333Wartburg Place,
Dubuque, Iowa, 52003

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Visitation

Wednesday

11

Mar

10:30 AM 3/11/2020 10:30:00 AM - 11:30 AM 3/11/2020 11:30:00 AM
St Paul Evangelical Lutheran

2293 US-40
Altamont, IL 62411

St Paul Evangelical Lutheran
2293 US-40 Altamont 62411 IL
United States

Service

Wednesday

11

Mar

11:30 AM 3/11/2020 11:30:00 AM
St Paul Evangelical Lutheran

2293 US-40
Altamont, IL 62411

Family burial rites will be Thursday, March 12th.

St Paul Evangelical Lutheran
2293 US-40 Altamont 62411 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Trinity Lutheran Cemetery Final Resting Place

206 W Main St
Shumway, IL 62461

206 W Main St Shumway 62461 IL
United States

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