PARKMAN - Joseph F. Klima, 87, died Thursday morning, Sept. 20, 2012, at his residence.
He was born March 9, 1925, in Cleveland, the son of Joseph and Vera Cimmel Klima. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II who served in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe. He received the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with five Bronze Stars and the WWII 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 two sons, Kenneth (Sharon) and James (Rebecca), both of Parkman; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; his sister, Veronica (Ed) Staszko of West Farmington; and his brother, Charles (Iva) Klima of Newport, Ore.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna; his parents; and two brothers, Frank and Richard Klima.
A funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Edward Catholic Church, 16150 Center St., Parkman.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Russell Funeral Service, 15670 W. High St., Middlefield. Burial will be at Overlook Cemetery in Parkman. Online condolences at www.russellfuneralservicesusa.com.