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Funeral Mass for Bernie Kluck Aug. 26 at St. Pius X
Bernard (Bernie) Frank Kluck, 82, of Rochester passed away peacefully Aug. 20, 2017 at St. Marys Hospital surrounded by his loving family.
Bernie was born in New Ulm on Nov. 16, 1934 to Benhard and Beatrice (Schnobrich) Kluck. He graduated from Cathedral High School in New Ulm and attended South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota.
He met the love of his life, Barbara Farrington, and they were married soon after on Feb. 16, 1957 at Peter and Paul's Catholic Church in Mankato. The couple moved to Rochester and Bernie worked for Olmsted County Public Health Department for 33 years.
Bernie enjoyed singing and was actively involved in the church choir as well as the Rochester Male Chorus. He was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus as well as a proud charter member of the Leinie Lodge.
Bernie and Barb raised their family in Stewartville. He loved to camp with family and friends, no matter the season and even dabbled in cross-country skiing. Barb and Bernie travelled to Italy, Spain, Austria, and his most favorite, Germany, where he drove the autobahn left lane! His passions were cars and watching golf.
Bernie is survived by his wife of 61 years, Barbara; one son, Brad (Sara) Kluck of Rochester; two daughters, Beth (Scott) Wibben of Green Bay, Wis. and Kristin (Jim) Wing of La Crosse, Wis.; grandchildren, Jason, Thomas, Amy, Jennifer, Jessie, Nicole, Adam, Jamey and Annie; great-grandchildren, Ava, Cole, Grace, Peighton, Jameson and Jaxon, and six siblings, David (Jackie) Kluck of Bel Air, Maryland, Kathy (John) Lenertz of Lakeville, Mike (Nancy) Kluck of Mankato, Sue Broderick of Mankato, Mark (Mary) Kluck of Wanamingo and Nancy (Mike) McClain of Mankato.
He is preceded in death by his parents, uncle, Stan Schnobrich and nephew, David Broderick.
Heartfelt thanks to the Mayo Medical Staff 1, Mayo Hospice, the nurses and PCAs of Domitilla 3D.
The funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 at St. Pius X Catholic Church with Rev. Russell Scepaniak officiating. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in the Columbarium in Rochester.
Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017 in River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home and one hour prior to the Mass at the church on Saturday.
The family prefers memorials to the St. Pius X Building Fund, Ronald McDonald House, or Dorothy Day House.
Online condolences are welcome at www.mackenfuneralhome.com
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