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Jerry Jay Klotz

January 27, 1942 ~ December 29, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old

Jerry Klotz Obituary

Jerry Jay Klotz 81, of Berlin,  passed away December 29, 2023. Born January 27, 1942 he is the son of the late John Lloyd and Nellie (Ware) Klotz. Also preceded in death by wife Norma Jean Klotz, step son Christopher Walker and grandson Baby Keith Willison. Survived by his wife Dorothy Sue (Slifco) Klotz, children: Jerry Klotz Jr., Jeffrey Klotz, Marianne Gontis, Susan (Keith) Willison, Leanna (James) Slater, Daniel (Angie) Klotz, Theresa (Todd) Miller and Erin Watkins. Step children: Jeffrey Walker and Rex Walker. Grandchildren: Terry (Autumn) Paxton, Cassie (Zach) Waggle, Abby (James) Bair, Jessica (Jared) McCormick, James (Jordan) Willison, Matt Willison, Dakota (Samantha) Klotz, Kaden Klotz, Kaylah Miller, Logan Miller, Joshua Watkins, Ethan Watkins, Noah Watkins, Luke Watkins and Bryson Watkins. Great Grandchildren: Keegan Paxton, Jacob Maurer, Lilly Maurer, Harley Paxton, Brent Waggle, Braydon Waggle, Paisley Waggle. Jaden McCormick, Jude McCormick, Andersen Knepper, Easton Engle, Bentley Engle, Reegan Willison and Isaiah Willison and a great grandson Klotz due in April. Brothers-in-law:John (Jan) Slifco, Bill (Ann) Slifco, Paul (Darlene) Slifco and Ed Slifco. Also special friend Terry Suder. Jerry was a wonderful and caring husband, proud father of eight children to whom he passed on his work ethic, grandfather of sixteen and great grandfather of fourteen plus one on the way and was very much cherished by all his family. He will be sorely missed by all. His grandchildren and great grandchildren were the light of his life and he was lovingly called their “Sweet Pappy” as he made certain that soon after they were born they got to taste a Sugar Daddy lollipop. He worked as a mechanic and did body work for most of his life, working on cars, trucks, farm machinery, draglines and airplanes. He earned his pilot’s license as a teenager and enjoyed flying and airplanes all his life. He enjoyed working with his hands and doing construction and remodeling on many of the homes where he lived. He also was a member of the Tractor Buddies Square Dancing group and loved his red tractors. His love of tractors and farm equipment spilled over into his driving tractor for hay rides at Mountain Craft Days and Somerset Historical Center. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. The family would like to thank Via Quest Hospice for their care and kindness. Arrangements under the direction of the ROBERT H. HALVERSON FUNERAL HOME.  Condolences may be made at www.halversonfuneralhome.com

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