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Joseph R. Kliegl

Sunday, February 19, 2006
4:00 PM until 8:00 PM
Martin-Mattice Funeral Home
704 Grand Ave.
Emmetsburg, IA

Monday, February 20, 2006
10:30 AM
Holy Family Catholic Church
Emmetsburg, IA

In Loving Memory of
Joseph R. Kliegl
January 19, 1918 ~ February 17, 2006

Holy Family Catholic Church
Emmetsburg, Iowa
Monday, February 20, 2006, 10:30 A.M.

Rev. Robert Brown
St. Louis Catholic Church
Royal, Iowa

Holy Family Parish Funeral Choir

John R. Kliegl Joe Kliegl
Richard Higgins John Kliegl
Larry Kliegl George Kliegl

St. John’s Catholic Cemetery
Emmetsburg, Iowa

Joseph Robert Kliegl, son of Joseph Martin and Anna-belle (Shea) Kliegl, was born January 19, 1918 in Emmetsburg, Iowa. Joe attended school near Superior, Iowa. He served in the United States Army during WWII.
On March 5, 1946 Joe was united in marriage to Dorothy Sernett at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Emmetsburg.
Joe farmed near Ayrshire for many years. He was a devoted steward of the land and enjoyed raising livestock as well. Joe and Dorothy enjoyed dancing and they were able to spend ten winters in Tucson, Arizona. They liked playing cards with their friends, especially, “500”, Euchre and Pinochle. After retiring from farming Joe and Dorothy moved into Emmetsburg where they made their home. Joe was a very devoted husband, dedicating the past few years of his life caring for Dorothy as her health failed.
Joe was a member of Holy Family Parish in Emmetsburg and was a member of the American Legion in Mallard.
Joe died Friday, February 17, 2006 at the Emmetsburg Care Center at the age of 88. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Anna-belle; his step mother, Lillian; a sister, Ruth Scheer; and his wife, Dorothy.
He is survived by his children, Jeanne Stewart and her husband, Gil of Andersonville, TN, Joe Kliegl and his wife, Corinne of Sedona, AZ, Ken Kliegl and his wife, Mary of Laurens, IA and Gary Kliegl and his wife, Felicia of Emmetsburg, IA; twelve grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; sisters, Claudia Livingston of St. Joe, MI, Betty Newlon of Costa Mesa, California; brother, Paul Kliegl of Stevens Point, WI; half sister, Judy Molloy of Conrad, IA; step sister, Elaine Tomminlson of Barstow, CA; as well as many other relatives and friends.

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