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John Klee Jr.

March 18, 1919 ~ August 6, 2020 (age 101)

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John Klee Jr.


St. John, IN


John Klee Jr. age 101, of St John, formerly of Hammond and Highland IN passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 6, 2020.

  He is survived by his niece, Carol Sadewasser; nephew, David (Susan Walker) Sadewasser, niece in-law, Linda Sadewasser; several other nieces, nephews , great nieces, great nephews  and numerous friends.

 John was preceded in death by his parents, John and Sophia Klee; one sister, Anna (Emil) Sadewasser; nephew, Marvin Sadewasser. 

 A memorial service will be held at a later date from Bocken Funeral Home 7042 Kennedy Ave. Hammond, (Hessville) IN with Rev. James Thomson officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Elmwood Cemetery, Hammond.

 John was born and raised in Hammond; he was a graduate of Hammond Tech in 1937. After high school he served in the U.S. Army during WWII and was awarded a Purple Heart. He then worked at Youngstown Sheet and Tube for over thirty years. John was faithful member of Covenant Presbyterian Church. He loved fishing, playing cribbage and spending time with his family. John will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. In lieu of flowers memorials to your favorite charity would be preferred. For additional information please contact Bocken Funeral Home 219-844-1600 or

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