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Walter H. Klitzke
December 29, 1934 ~ September 19, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old
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Walter H. Klitzke, 88 of Reedsburg, passed away September 19, 2023. He was born December 29, 1934 in Reedsburg, son of Walter Hugo Klitzke and Agnes Mathilda (Harms) Klitzke.
Walter was baptized in January of 1935 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. He attended grade school at East Narrows Prairie, Rock Elm and St. Peter’s Lutheran School. He was later confirmed at St. Peter’s Church in March 1948. He graduated from Reedsburg Area High School in 1952. In September of 1952 Walter became ill with polio and continued working on the family farm. He was drafted into the U.S Army in January of 1957 and then served two years of active military duty and two and a half years active reserve duty in 322nd Chemical Company in Baraboo.
He was united in marriage with Lorna Mae Farber November 14, 1964 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Reedsburg. This union was blessed with four children, Scott (Rebecca) Klitzke of Rock Springs, Sheri (Steve) Wideen of Prairie Du Sac, Lori Klitzke of Sauk City, and Todd (Angie) Klitzke of Reedsburg. He has one sister-in-law Beverly Meyer of Loganville. He has seven grandchildren, Tanner and Lauren Wideen, Connor, Cassidy, Chloe, Colby, and Cadence Klitzke.
Walter completed one year of a Farm Training Course at MATC in May of 1975. He farmed his entire adult life. He loved his family and enjoyed and took pride in caring for his cattle and improving his farm. He enjoyed sports, especially Packer and Brewer games and playing baseball both locally and while in service. He was a lifelong member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and enjoyed serving on several boards and committees.
Survivors include his wife Lorna and his family; many friends and relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, and three brothers.
Funeral services will be held Friday, September 29 at 11 AM at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Reedsburg with Rev. Paul Crolius officiating. Interment will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9 AM until the time of service at church Friday. Meal to follow at Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Peter’s Church Foundation or memorial of your choice.