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Arletta Klomparens

March 28, 2019

Arletta L. Klomparens, 92, of Pontiac, and formerly of Chenoa and Manteno, passed away at 12:01 a.m. Sunday (March 24, 2019) at Evenglow Lodge, Tjardes Health Center, Pontiac.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. Saturday, March 30, until the 2 p.m. funeral service at Chenoa United Methodist Church, Chenoa, with the Rev. Debbie Honegger officiating. Burial will be in Chenoa Township Cemetery, Chenoa.

Memorials may be made to the Chenoa United Methodist Church or the Chenoa VFW Auxiliary.

Funeral arrangements are by Duffy-Pils Memorial Home in Chenoa.

Arletta was born Jan. 23, 1927, in Chenoa, a daughter to Fred L. and Myrtle B. Myer Seeman. Her parents preceded her in death.

She married Robert E. Klomparens on Dec. 20, 1946, at the Chenoa United Methodist Church. He preceded her in death Oct. 28, 1996.

Surviving are her children, Robert D. Klomparens, of Mount Pleasant, S.C., Randy L. (Joyce) Klomparens, of Portland, Ore., Mary L. (Richard) Lee, of Taylorville, Rex (Lori) Klomparens, of Peotone; grandchildren, Kristin K. (Eric) Partin, Robert (Whitney) Klomparens, Ryan (Jessica) Klomparens, Jonathan (Tiffanie) Lee, Jason (Emily Hood) Lee, Matthew (Sarah Dalton) Klomparens, and Megan Klomparens; great-grandchildren, Alex Dreher, Lillian Lee, Elliot Lee, Adelynn Lee, Greyson Klomparens, Coralynn Klomparens and Reid Klomparens; one brother, Fred (Dottie) Seeman, of Chenoa; and one sister, Mary (Rolla) Colson, of Streator.

Preceding her in death were one sister, Laverne (Seeman) Martin; and one daughter-in-law, Linda Klomparens.

Arletta was a graduate of Chenoa High School, class of 1945 and worked at Manteno Mental Health Center for 18 years. While working, she attended Kankakee Community College, where she earned her LPN. She was a lifetime member of the Chenoa VFW Auxiliary and the Chenoa United Methodist Church. While she lived in Manteno, she was a member of the Manteno United Methodist Church.

She spent her retirement in Mesa, Ariz., with her husband for the first 10 years and the remaining 15 before returning to Illinois to be near family.

Please sign her online guestbook at duffypilsmemorialhome.com.

(Pd)