Birthplace: Cleveland, OH
City of Residence: Parkman Township, OH
Memorial Date: 09/25/2012 - 10 a.m.
Memorial Location: St. Edward Catholic Church, 16150 Center St., Parkman Township.
Joseph F. Klima, of Parkman Township, died Thursday morning, Sept. 20, 2012, at his residence. He was 87.
He was born on March 9, 1925, in Cleveland, son of Joseph and Vera (nee Cimmel) Klima.
He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran who served in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe, and received the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with five bronze stars and the World War II Victory Medal.
Joe retired in September 1986 from Johnson Rubber in Middlefield and owned J. Klima & Sons Trucking for 20 years.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was married to Edna Ulis Klima for 60 years before she died in 2007.
Joe was a member of St. Edward Catholic Church in Parkman.
His hobbies included gardening, restoring antique tractors, especially Farmall tractors, and woodworking.
He built his own house in Parkman and loved being with his friends and family.
He will be missed dearly by his sons, Kenneth (Sharon) and James (Rebecca), both of Parkman; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; sister, Veronica (Ed) Staszko of West Farmington; and brother Charles (Iva) Klima of Newport, Ore.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna; his parents; and brothers Frank and Richard Klima.
A Funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at St. Edward Catholic Church, 16150 Center St., Parkman.
Visitation will be Monday, 4-8 p.m. at Russell Funeral Service, 15670 West High St., Middlefield.
Burial will be at Overlook Cemetery in Parkman.
Online condolences at www.russellfuneralservicesusa.com.