Delphine M. Klockziem
Delphine M. Klockziem, 83, Athens, died peacefully at her home on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 while surrounded by her family, under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services. She was born June 30, 1937 in Wausau, daughter of the late Kermit and Esther (Seehafer) Wilde. In her younger years, she worked for the Marathon Rubber Plant and also worked in the local ginseng gardens. She met the love of her life, Levi Klockziem at a dance at Schmidt’s Ballroom. They were married on December 15, 1956 at Rib Falls Methodist Church and together farmed in the town of Hamburg their entire life. Delphine was a 4-H Leader for Hamburg Happy Hearts, a member of the Hamburg Homemakers Club, the St. Peter’s Ladies Aid, polka clubs and card clubs. She enjoyed gardening and taking care of her family.
Survivors include, seven children, Debra Klockziem, Wausau, Steve (Kathy) Klockziem, Hamburg, Darla (Lloyd) Parks, Hamburg, Denise Hardt, West Bend, Dan (Cindy) Klockziem, Rib Falls, Lynn (Ken) Baumann, Wausau, Dean (Naomi) Klockziem, Rib Falls; 21 grandchildren, David (Stevie) Klockziem, Travis (Tiffany) Klockziem; Monica (Chris) Peterson, Michael (Nikki) Parks, Michelle Parks; Craig Hardt, Nathan (Jessie) Hardt; Dani (Eric) Kulas, Cody (Brittany) Klockziem; Jess (Daryl) Demaray, Brandon (Jenna) Wilde; Devin Klockziem, D’Nessa Klockziem; 19 great grandchildren, Cole, Landen, Wyatt, Hazel, Allie, Macie, Rylie, Maverick, Cayden, Damien, Logan, Haley, Dylan, Shelby, Grant, Elliana, Tia, Asher and Brenson; four siblings, Sharon Shefelbein, Bev (Jim) Stone, David Wilde and Marlene Wilde; sister-in-law, Jean Wilde; and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Levi’ three grandchildren, Jill Klockziem, Mariah Wilde, Sophie Parks; a son-in-law, Kieth Wilde; and infant son, Dorain.
Public visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 6, 2020 at St. Peter Lutheran Church-Little Chicago. A private funeral service will follow with Rev. Tryphine Schruba officiating. Burial will be in the Hamburg Cemetery. Social distancing will be observed and face masks are required to attend. Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Athens is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com