Mr. Stephen Klich Sr. of Nashville departed this life at Friendship Manor Healthcare Center in Nashville on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 8:45 p.m. He had attained the age of 85 years and 23 days.
Mr. Klich was born on May 4, 1930 in Belleville, the son of Stanley and Rose (Wroz) Klich. He was united in marriage to Agnes Lou Cameron on April 15, 1950 at Piggott, Ark., and she preceded him in death on March 21, 2006.
Stephen worked at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Belleville for over 40 years and he was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church in Radom.
Left to mourn his passing are his four children, Stephen Klich of Ashley, Robert Klich and wife Kathy of Belleville, Altheia Jack and husband David of Corvallis, Ore., and Johnna McCleary and husband Matt of Ashley; three grandchildren, Bob Klich, Jennifer Grant and husband Justin and Billy Perrigan and fiancée Ashley Sloat; four great grandchildren, Audrey Klich, Kaylie Grant, Abigail Klich and Katie Grant; seven sisters, Bernice Duecker of Baldwin, Loretta McMillian of Nashville, Frances “Susie” Renth of Nashville, Mary Ann Klohr and husband Joseph of Belleville, Teresa Pendegraft and husband Carl of Lebanon, Dorothy Renth of Mascoutah, and Patricia Duetsch of Shiloh; special niece and buddy, Darlene and Jimmy Schomaker of Nashville; nieces, nephews, other relation and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; four sisters, Stephanie (Joseph) Madura, Helen (Jeff) Ismail, Jane (Ralph) Renth and Estelle Klich; two brother, Joseph and John Klich; and six brothers-in-law, Paul Duecker, Russel J. Renth, Dennis Duetsch, James McMillian, Arthur Renth and Ralph O. Renth.
According to the wishes of Mr. Klich cremation was performed and a memorial Mass was held at the St. Ann Catholic Church in Nashville on Friday, May 29 with Fr. Andy Knopik officiating.
Should friends desire memorial contributions may be made to the Family of Stephen Klich, Sr. and will be accepted at the Campagna Funeral Home in Nashville, in charge of arrangements.
Online expressions of sympathy can be made at www.campagnafuneralhomes.com.