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Wanda M. Klecker, 94, of Ellsworth

Wanda M. Klecker, 94, of Ellsworth, died Monday, June 8, 2009, at Ellsworth Care Center. Wanda was born Nov. 6, 1914, in Durand, Wis., the daughter of Joseph and Orma (Hansemann) Schlumpf. She married John B. Klecker on Oct. 10, 1933, in Durand at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Wanda was a homemaker until her husband passed away and then worked for the care center for 10 years and later the senior center.

She enjoyed gardening, canning, baking, playing cards, knitting, crocheting, spending time with her friends and family. Wanda loved her Catholic faith and was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church and Altar & Rosary Society.

Wanda is survived by her three children, John "Jack" (Marge) Klecker, Layton, Utah, Joseph "Joe" Klecker, Webster, Wis., Karen (Tom) Cernohous, Prescott, Wis.; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; sister, Joan Caselius, Richfield, Minn.; sister in-law, Gertrude Brenner, Ellsworth, Wis., daughter in-law, Virginia Klecker, Prescott, Wis.

Her husband, John; infant daughter, Elaine; parents; and two brothers, Bernard and Joseph preceded her in death.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Friday, June 12, at St. Francis Catholic Church, Ellsworth, with Father Tom Donaldson officiating. Burial will be in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery (Lost Creek) Ellsworth. Friends and family are invited to call 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Francis Catholic Church and for one hour prior to service on Friday. Pallbearers will be Wanda's grandchildren.

Memorials are preferred to donor's choice. Go to to extend an online condolence to the family. Hill Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Ellsworth is assisting the family with arrangements.