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Alvira Klockeman -- Fountain

November 7, 2018

Alvira Klockeman, age 100, of Fountain, peacefully passed away the morning of Nov. 2, 2018, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.

Alvira Klug Klockeman was born Dec. 6, 1917, to Barbara Binner Klug and Peter Edward Klug outside of Caledonia. Alvira was the seventh of 12 siblings.

Alvira married Forrest Klockeman on April 2, 1945, and after a year in Caledonia, the couple moved to Wykoff. They moved to Fountain in 1950. Alvira was able, with the incredible help of Paul and her other children, to stay at her home until just a week before her passing.

Survivors include six children, Ernie (Dori) Klockeman of Brooklyn Park, Barb (Rollie) Tust of Winona, John (Mary) Klockeman of Dundas, David (Jennifer) Klockeman of Ft. Collins, Colo., Shirley Benedict of Winona, and Paul Klockeman of Fountain; a sister, Winifred (Winnie) Klockeman of Preston; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Forrest; her father and mother; 10 siblings and their spouses; and a son-in-law, Billy Benedict.

A visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, at Riley Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, at St. Columban’s Catholic Church in Preston. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the services.

The family wishes to thank all those who played a role in adding to the beauty of the long rich life of dear Alvira.

Riley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. To share a condolence with the family, please visit www.rileyfuneralhomes.com.

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