Jerry Lee Klemme

Born: Fri., Dec. 5, 1947
Died: Wed., Feb. 7, 2018


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Feb. 12, 2018
Location: Shirley & Stout
Lincoln Road Chapel


7:30 PM Mon., Feb. 12, 2018
Location: Shirley & Stout
Lincoln Road Chapel

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Tue., Feb. 13, 2018
Location: St. Patrick Catholic Church

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Jerry Lee Klemme, 70, Kokomo, passed away at 9:00 pm Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at St. Vincent Hospital in Kokomo.  He was born December 5, 1947, in Kokomo.  He was the son of Paul B. & Patricia M. (Hobensack) Klemme.  On January 3, 1970, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, he married Pamela W. Jones who survives. 

Jerry was a 1965 graduate of Kokomo High School.  He served with the United States Army and earned the rank of Sgt.  Jerry retired from General Motors/Delco Electronics after 30 years of service.  He was a member of St. Patrick Church, the VFW, and the American Legion in Walton.  He enjoyed playing the guitar and the banjo, and when younger, had his own band in the 1960’s.  Jerry loved watching his grandchildren play sports and was an avid Notre Dame and Green Bay Packers Fan. 

Along with his loving wife Pamela, Jerry is survived by his children, Shon M. (Sarah) Klemme, Penny L. Hinze, and Joshua D. Klemme (James Smith); grandchildren, Alexis N. Hasting (Corey Thomas), Macy L. Hasting, Ethan E. Hasting, Sawyer M. Klemme, Sutton M. Klemme; parents, Paul B. & Patricia Klemme; siblings, Elaine (Samuel) Ellis, Paul M. (Brenda) Klemme, Mary M. (John) Indrutz, and Lorrie A. (Larry) Martin, along with many nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law, Sandra (Chic Chilcott) Jones,  and Patricia Jones.

Jerry was preceded in death by his grandparents, Nelson & Waneta Hobensack.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1229 N. Washington Street, Kokomo, with Rev. Fr. Brian Dudzinski the celebrant.  Burial will follow in Crown Point Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by the U.S. Army and the Kokomo V.F.W. Military Rites Team.  Friends are invited to visit with the family from 4-8 pm Monday at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory, 1315 West Lincoln Road, Kokomo, where the Rosary will be offered at 7:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Jerry’s memory to the American Cancer Society.  Messages of condolence may be left online at  

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Mike & Bonnie Mote
   Posted Sat February 10, 2018
Our Prayers go with you in this time of Loss. May Peace ascend upon Your Family and God's Holy Spirit bring you comfort. We Love You All.

Candy (Schick) Jones
   Posted Sat February 10, 2018
I was so shocked to see Jerry's obit.Many happy memories flooded back. The days when he and his family lived on Jefferson St. St Patrick's School. And of course I will never forget the day all of us were at the Sipe Threater when the balcony fell in on us. Jerry had a nice cut from that.
My heart goes out to you all. It's times like this that I miss being in Kokomo. Sorry I cannot be with you, but your in my prayers and thoughts.

Dave and Linda Kline
   Posted Sun February 11, 2018
Pam we are so sorry to hear about my good friend. You know we worked together a long time and I got to know him I think pretty well. I beleive, and one thing I do know is that he loved his family to the moon and back. Im so sorry we can't make the services Tuesday, but we have to be out of town. If there is anything you need please let us know. All of you will be in our thoughts on tuesday , if we could cancel we would...

Karen Gooodman
   Posted Mon February 12, 2018
Our hearts go out to you & your family ,Josh . Memories will be with you always in your heart . Hugs , Karen & Joe