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William Bill Kleckner

Bill Kleckner, 79, of Creston passed away Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, at his home.

Bill's wishes were to be cremated and a private graveside service will be held. Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home, 205 W. Monroe St., in Mount Ayr is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Creston Animal Rescue Effort or American Lung Association. Online condolences may be left at www.watsonarmstrongfh.com.

The family will be having a "Remember Bill" get-together in honor of his 80th birthday from 2 to 5 p.m. March 3 at Regency Park in the center office, 612 Grand Ave., in Creston. Anyone who knew Bill and would like to share memories are welcome to stop by and "Remember Bill."

William "Bill" Earl Kleckner was born March 3, 1936, to Hulbert Ray and Frances Allen (May) Kleckner in Clearfield. He attended school in the Clearfield Schools. Bill served his country in the United States Navy.

Bill later moved to Creston where he worked as the airport manager and city dog catcher for the city of Creston until his retirement in 1996.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents; daughter Linda Sue in 1965 and siblings, Flossie, Marion, Orville, Donna, Genevra, Gayle, Franklin, Dora Lee, Belva and Lowanna.

Bill is survived by his wife Lila; son Steven (wife Carolyn) Kleckner; sister Frances Moffitt; three grandchildren, Christopher Young (Shelby), Haley Woods and Lissanne Kleckner; several nieces, nephews and friends.

  • Private Burial

    Bethel Cemetery

    Diagonal, IA

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This makes me so sad. Bill and I go back a long way, but fate or God sent us on different paths of life. Glad we ''reconnected'' later in life. Sorry for your loss Lila and Steven. Sending prayers of peace your way.

Posted by Joy Dueling Kinney - Hampton, IA - Friend   February 27, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I''m so glad my trip to Creston a few years ago included a visit with Uncle Bill. He looked so much like I remember Grandpa Kleckner. When all the nieces and nephews were little, he and his brothers would hoist us up to the ceiling until we all squealed and Grandma would come and scold them. We always went back for more. Then there was the time with the old crank telephone and a bunch of the kids would hold hands and the loose wires while he would turn the crank and we couldn''t let go. A lot of very fond memories. Going to miss you even if I didn''t get to see you often. Love you, Jeanie Jessup Wills

Posted by Jeanie Jessup Wills - Volga, SD - Family   February 26, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

It was great getting to know you from across the street. RIP Bill prayers to all your family and friends.

Posted by Brenda McIntosh - Creston, IA - Neighbor   February 26, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I am so very sorry to hear this news! What a loss, he loved to pick on me and I loved to pick right back. Lila, I send lots of Hugs to you my friend.

Posted by Alan and Ellen Jensen - Afton, IA - Friend   February 25, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM