Obituary: Donald O.C. Klitzke, 85

Donald O.C. Klitzke, age 85, lifelong resident of Whitewater, passed away on Thursday, March 21, 2024, at Milestone Senior Living in Stoughton, WI. He was born on January 21, 1939, to the late Herman O. C. Klitzke and Doris E. (Wescott) Klitzke.

In his earlier years he helped his parents on the family farm in Lima Township, was a milk hauler and later worked for Foremost in Whitewater and Arrow Products in Elkhorn. Over the years, he attended many farm auctions and he continued to have a passion for older farm tractors and equipment. He enjoyed playing euchre with his family, polka music, UTV rides, trains, collecting farm toys and his trips to the casino.

He is survived by his 3 children, Susan (Rick) Wille, Fort Wayne, IN, Tammy (Norman) Kingston, Whitewater and son Shane Klitzke of Whitewater; grandchildren, Andrew Wille, Kayla Kingston and Karly Kingston; great-grandchildren, Andrew Jr & Avery Wille, Kaden Kingston-Knudson and Karter Horner. Also surviving are his brother LaVerne (Rose) Klitzke, Cedar Falls, IA, and sister Karen (Thomas) Schoenbeck, Elkhorn, WI. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters Arlein Zanton Steinmetz, Betty Langholff, and Dolores Klitzke.

He was a member of First English Lutheran Church, Whitewater.

The family would like to thank the staff at Milestone Senior Living and Agrace Hospice for the care they gave to Donald.

A Graveside Burial will be held on Thursday, March 28, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. in the Richmond Cemetery.

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