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Robert Klemm, 78 - April 18, 2012


Robert F. Klemm, 78, of Lake Maloney, longtime North Platte businessman, passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at his home.
Memorial services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 21, at the Presbyterian Church in North Platte. There will be a private family graveside service prior to the services at the church.
A visitation will take place from 5-9 p.m. on Friday at Carpenter Memorial Chapel, which is in charge of arrangements.
Klemm was born Jan. 4, 1934, to Fredrick and Delia (Wittchow) Klemm at Kenosha, WI. He grew up in Kenosha and graduated from Kenosha High School in 1952.
He attended the University of Wisconsin and was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity.
In 1955, he joined the United States Army until his honorable discharge in 1957. Then he returned to the University of Wisconsin where he completed his undergraduate degree and attended law school.
Klemm was employed with Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company as district manager.
On Aug. 12, 1961, he was united in marriage to Rose Marie Plevak at South Milwaukee, WI.
He moved to midwestern Nebraska in 1970 where he owned and operated Arrowhead Distributing.
Klemm then married Connie Nordbrock on Aug. 17, 2002, at Beaver Creek, CO.
He was a member of Rotary International, the North Platte Ambassadors, Eagles, Moose, American Legion, and past president of the Nebraska Beer Wholesalers as well as a supporter of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Klemm was preceded in death by: his parents, Fredrick and Delia; his first wife, Rose; a step-daughter, Shelly Nordbrock.
Survivors include: his wife, Connie of Lake Maloney; a son, Dr. Barrett (Brenda) Klemm of Lake Maloney; two daughters—Sarah (Dan) Spencer and Betsy (Steve) Burns, all of Denver; step-children—Jeri (Terry Andrews) Nordbrock, Keri (John) Williamson, all of Houston, TX, and Marcia (Casey) Trego of North Platte; grandchildren—Eli and Elsa Spencer, Annabelle, Blake and Colton Burns; step-grandchildren—Theodora Andrews, Emily, John and Elizabeth Williamson and Chase and Carson Trego.
A memorial has been established.

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