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Norbert L. Klinkhammer

February 2, 1945 - September 8, 2018
Racine/Kenosha, WI



Tuesday, September 18, 2018
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM CDT
Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home
Racine Location
803 Main St.
Racine, WI 53403
(262) 634-7888
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Wednesday, September 19, 2018
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM CDT
St. Lucy Catholic Church
3101 Drexel Avenue
Racine, WI 53406


Wednesday, September 19, 2018
11:00 AM CDT
St. Lucy Catholic Church
3101 Drexel Ave
Racine, WI 53406


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

American Cancer Society

Life Story / Obituary


Norbert Klinkhammer, 73, of Sun City, Arizona passed away on Saturday, September 8, surrounded by his family. He was born in Racine, Wisconsin on February 2, 1945, son of the late Louis J. and Dolores E. (Mullenburg) Klinkhammer.

Norbert was a Captain on the Kenosha Fire Department, retiring in 2001 after 30 years. He was a member of St. Joachim & St. Anne Catholic Parish in Sun City, Arizona where he served as a minister of hospitality for the past several years. He also served many volunteer hours at the Banner Olive Branch Food Pantry, was a lifetime of the American Motorcycle Association (AMA), and was very involved in his community. He was a 1964 graduate of St. Catherine’s High School in Racine, Wisconsin and was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the U.S. Navy.

He leaves his wife Shirley M. (Heppel) Klinkhammer of Sun City, Arizona; a son Michael J. Klinkhammer of Racine, Wisconsin; a son Richard L. Klinkhammer and his wife Kym Klinkhammer of Kenosha, Wisconsin; a granddaughter, Aimee (Little) Davis and her husband Brandon of Colorado Springs, Colorado; a grandson, Jack Little of Kenosha, Wisconsin; two great-grandchildren, Brody and Raleigh, children of Aimee & Brandon; the Fred Tomkiewicz family of Rhode Island; and a sister, Lori Inskip, and her family of Springfield, Illinois. He was preceded in death by his sister, MaryAnn Tomkiewicz and a niece, Deborah Cline.

A viewing will be held on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home, 803 Main Street, Racine, Wisconsin from 4-7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Lucy’s Catholic Church, 3101 Drexel Avenue, Racine, 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 19 with visitation at church from 10:30 a.m. until time of Mass. Burial with Full Military Honors will follow at All Saints Cemetery, Kenosha, Wisconsin. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Phoenix, Arizona or may be left with the funeral home.