Shirley Kleckner

Kleckner, Shirley M. 88, of Aurora, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, May 21, 2013. She was born May 27, 1924 in Aurora, IL. Shirley was united in marriage to William C. Kleckner on August 13, 1949. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother. Her greatest joy was spending time with her children and grandchildren, where she supported and attended all of their activities. She always provided her family with kindness, compassion and unconditional love, and her family was always her first priority. She considered herself to be truly blessed and was proud of each and every one of them. Her home was a gathering place where all who entered were welcomed and made to feel like part of her family. She was loved so much by so many people. We who called her Mom, Grandma and Great Grandma know that we were the ones who were blessed to have her in our lives. You will be missed more than can be imagined, but we are so happy that you and Dad are together again, forever. She is survived by her children, Kathy Dietiker, Bill Kleckner, Jan (Don) Osmer, Jeff (Sherry) Kleckner, Lynn (Dave) Fichtel, Tom Kleckner, Mary (Mark) Adams, and Dave Kleckner; her grandchildren, Kristin and Katie Dietiker, Kyle (Adrienne) and Kelly Kleckner, Ryan and Matt Wagner, Brooke (Geoff) Tesmer, Andrew and Haley Kleckner, Jessica, Stacey, and Sean Fichtel, Annalyse (Sam), Mark, Michael, and Kendall Adams; her great grandchild, Kennedy Kleckner; her sister, Lorraine Garland; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Bill in 1976. Together they shared more than 26 years of a loving marriage. She was also preceded in death by son-in-law, Dave "Linc" Dietiker; niece, Anne McElroy; parents, Katherine and George Adams; brothers, Elmer (Loretta) Adams, Bob (Rose) Adams, and Ray (Claire) Adams; sister, Eileen (Glenn) Johnson; brother-in-law, Joseph Garland; parents-in-law, Hillary and Hugh Kleckner; brother-in-law, Mal (Dorothy) Kleckner; and sister-in-law, Betty (Dick) McElroy. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 25, 2013 from THE DALEIDEN MORTUARY at 11:30 AM to St. Joseph Church at 12:00 PM. Fr. Jerome Leake will officiate with interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday, May 24, 2013 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM at THE DALEIDEN MORTUARY, 220 N. Lake St., Aurora, IL 60506. 630-631-5500. For more information, please visit our interactive website where you may leave condolences for Shirley's family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Shirley's name may be made to St. Joseph Church or to the , Attn. Donor Services, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, Texas 75265-0309. "Tomorrow! Tomorrow! I love you tomorrow, it's only a day away".

Funeral Home

The Daleiden Mortuary
220 N. Lake Street Aurora, IL 60506

Published in Beacon News on May 23, 2013