Dale Klocek, 1952-2014

Published 9:31 am Tuesday, December 2, 2014

A memorial service for Dale R. Klocek will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Bonnerup Funeral chapel. The Rev. Richard Spande will officiate. Visitation will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home and again a half-hour before services at the funeral home.

Dale Klocek

Dale Klocek

Dale passed away at his home Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, of bladder cancer. He was 62.

Dale Raymond Klocek was born Feb. 21, 1952, to Raymond V. and Catherine T. (Lenort) Klocek in Wells. Dale was a member of St. Casmir Catholic Church. He attended and graduated from Freeborn High School. After schooling he enlisted in the United States Army and served his country until his honorable discharge in 1975. He was awarded the Army Commendation Medal for his meritorious service.

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On Aug. 16, 1980, Dale was united in marriage to Candice Ann (Lambrecht) in Albert Lea. The couple lived in the Freeborn and Alden area. Dale was employed in the agriculture industry and was self-employed. Dale was a member of the Alden American Legion for many years. In his free time he enjoyed hunting, fishing and vegetable gardening. He also looked forward to hosting deer camp, spending time with his family making bologna and family summer campouts. He was grateful for the time he spent with his nieces and nephews.

Dale is preceded in death by his parents Ray and Katy Klocek; father- and mother-in-law Ray and Romona Lambrecht; sister in-law, LaRae McPartlin; and brothers in-law Calvin Lambrecht and Gerald Kent.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Candice; sisters Jean Kent, Joan Klocek, Lois Klocek and Rita (Larry) Hendrickson; brothers Lyle (Cheri) Klocek and Paul (Dawn) Klocek; sisters in-law Dawn (Al) Chassier and Tammy (Jack) Cunningham; brothers in-law Redg (Pam) Lambrecht and Rodney (Rhonda) Lambrecht; and numerous loving nieces and nephews.