February 15, 2018


Lawrence Klocke, 88, of Carroll, and formerly of Dedham, died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Carroll. The celebrant will be Father Brian Feller. Music will be by Kate Cuddy, Kathleen Macke and the St. Lawrence choir. Mass servers will be Emma Schaefer, Max Lampe and Ben Lampe. Lectors will be Lisa Lampe, Kelley Johnson and Monica Klocke. Gift bearers will be: Philip Klocke, Angie Klocke, Laura Klocke, Kim Broekemeier and Danielle Klocke. Eucharistic minister will be Rachel Eischeid. Casket bearers will be Spencer Klocke, Corey Schaefer, Nick Klocke, Tony Klocke, Tammie Klocke and Kristen Bircher. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Cemetery in Dedham.

Friends may call after 5 p.m. Friday at Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll, where there will be a Christian Wake Service at 6:30 p.m. Visitation will resume at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Lawrence Church. Online condolences may be left for Lawrence’s family at www.sharpfuneral.com.

Born in rural Dedham on March 14, 1929, Lawrence was a son of Ambrose and Margaret (Brincks) Klocke. Lawrence attended St. Joseph School in Dedham and then began helping his parents with their farm operation. On June 6, 1950, Lawrence married Beth Klocke at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Templeton, Iowa. Lawrence and Beth made their home on the Klocke family farm southwest of Dedham where Lawrence continued the family farm operation of grain and livestock. In 2003, Lawrence and Beth moved to the Carroll community.

He always enjoyed his morning coffee, and he had a great passion for farming and antique tractors. His greatest joy was his family. Lawrence was a member of St. Lawrence Church in Carroll and a member for many years at St. Joseph Church in Dedham.

Lawrence is survived by his children: Duane Klocke and friend Joni Venteicher of Coon Rapids, Jane Schaefer and husband Gary of Carroll, Keith Klocke and wife Karen of Villisca, and Dean Klocke and wife Monica of Halbur; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; his siblings: Alvin (Luanna) Klocke of Minnesota, Joan Hoffmeier of Council Bluffs, Betty LaVan of Minnesota and Diane (George) Sonderman of Defiance; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Larry Goecke of Florida, Bill Eskens of Missouri, Lou Ann (Clair) Otto of Carroll, Harlan (Janice) Wolterman of Nebraska, Maxine Gingery of Minnesota, Wanita (Ron) Rolfes of Minnesota and Linda Klocke of Marion; as well as many nieces, nephews and other extended relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Beth, in August 2017; his daughter-in-law, Diane Klocke; his grandson-in-law, Joe Lampe; and his sisters: Marian Grossman, Delores Leiting, Marjorie Sturm, Vernie Irlmeier, Lois Sellers and Carlene Goecke.