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Sunset Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens

8800 North Alpine Road, Machesney Park, IL

OBITUARY

Francis Klett

August 9, 1941August 30, 2020

Francis Clarence Klett, 79, of Rockford IL passed away 8/30/2020 at home with his wife and two sons at his side. He was born 8/9/1941 to Mary and Charles Klett in Dubuque Iowa. Francis faithfully served the United States Army. He had his pilot’s license, volunteered with youth sports, and served many years as an election judge. Francis spent his career in banking and finance for 37 years until ultimately retiring from Schnuck’s in 2015. He enjoyed square dancing, bike riding, as well as staying physically active at the local YMCA. In more recent years Francis enjoyed spending his time reading Native American history as well as visiting his grandsons. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather that will be missed by many. He is survived by his loving wife; Lauren Klett, son; Andrew, son; Thomas Klett, daughter in law Amelia Klett, grandsons; Alden, Evan, and Nathan; siblings; Carolyn, Bill, and Regina, he is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents and two sisters. Cremation Rites have been accorded. A graveside service is scheduled for Friday, September 18 at 10am. at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Located at 8800 N. Alpine Rd. Machesney Park IL 61115

Services

  • Graveside Service

    Friday, September 18, 2020

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Dwight Bowman

September 14, 2020

Sorry to hear of your loss. I worked with Frank at Macktown Bank.

Joan Coward

September 13, 2020

So very sorry for your loss. I worked with Frank at Mercury Acceptance Corp. in the 60's.....

apryl wallace

September 12, 2020

Uncle Frank, my favorite uncle and he always called me his favorite niece was a good, kind and loving man. I grew up with him. He taught me to drive his little VW convertible when he got home from Germany. He was in the army for two years. I don't remember him ever saying a bad word about anyone. He loved his wife and family dearly. I'll miss his early morning telephone calls even the ones that came in at 3 and 4 am PST. He always forgot about the time change and I would scold him but he always had a good laugh and an apology and promise to do better next time. I love you Uncle Frank and will miss you terribly. Rest in Peace dear Uncle. Heaven has added another angel and you are with your family.

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