April 22, 2013


Mary Klocke, 84, of Carroll and formerly of Dedham, died Saturday, April 20, 2013 at her home in Carroll.

Memorial Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 24, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Dedham. Celebrant will be Father Andrew Hoffmann, assisted by Deacon Louis Meiners.

Music will be provided by Marcy Anderson and the St. Joseph choir. Lector will be Megan Volp.

Gift bearers will be Mary's daughter Kelly Schubert and her husband Jeff Schubert. Eucharistic minister will be Donna Ankenbauer. The Dedham American Legion Auxiliary will form an honor guard for the Mass. Inurnment will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Dedham.

Friends may call at Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll after 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. There will be a rosary at 4 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m. by St. Joseph Parish. Mary's family will also greet friends one hour prior to Mass at the church on Wednesday.

Memorials may be left at the funeral home or the church for the Dedham Fire Department or Animal Rescue of Carroll.

Online condolences may be left for Mary's family at www.sharpfuneral.com.

Born Oct. 16, 1928, at Dedham, Mary Beverly was a daughter of William "Jim" and Lena (Theulen) Axman. She attended St. Joseph School in Dedham and later graduated from Carroll High School. Following her schooling Mary owned and operated Mary's Café in Dedham.

On Jan. 26, 1959, she married Louis Klocke at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Dedham. The couple made their home in Dedham where Louis farmed and Mary worked at Frohlich's Super Value in Coon Rapids and also for the Iowa Department of Social Services.

Mary enjoyed watching the Game Show Network, all types of animals, playing games on the computer, especially bingo, scratch tickets, and spending time with her family. In August 2010, Mary moved to Carroll to live with her daughter Kelly and her husband Jeff. She was a member of St. Joseph Parish in Dedham, Parish Ladies Guild, and the Dedham American Legion Auxiliary.

Survivors include her daughter, Kelly Schubert and her husband Jeff of Carroll; one brother, Russ (Freda) Axman of Dedham; two sisters: Marcy (John) Cook of Carroll and Carol Axman of Dedham; her sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Luella Klein of Carroll, Kathleen Irlmeier of Audubon, Leana (Don) Kalkhoff of Templeton, Leona Erps of Denison, Carol (Eugene) Hoffman of Carroll, Cecil Cox of Harlan, and Lorraine Klocke of Dedham; as well as many nieces, nephews, and other extended relatives.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents; husband Louis in March of 1999; her sister, Shirley Christiansen; and her brothers John and Joe Axman.