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George Stephen "Steve" Kletzke

July 29, 1940 — March 11, 2022

George Stephen "Steve" Kletzke

George Stephen (Steve) Kletzke

July, 29, 1940 - March 11, 2022


George Stephen “Steve” Kletzke, of Arcadia, passed away peacefully on March 11, 2022 at Grandview Nursing home in Blair, Wi following a lengthy illness. He was 81 years old.

George was born to George and Eleanor Kletzke July 29th, 1940 in LaCrosse, Wi.

George spent two years in the Army serving his country, then worked for the U.S. Corps of Engineers as Chief of Hydrographic Surveys and Channel Maintenance Coordinator for the Dredge William A. Thompson, Fountain City, WI. George had a love for the Mississippi River, just like his father who also worked for the Dredge Thompson.

He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren, watching golf and old John Wayne movies.

George is survived by his wife Karen of 59 years, daughters Kirsten (Mark) Mortensen and Jennifer (Brian) Anderson. Grandchildren Melissa (Chris) Jungwirth, Ryan, Grant, and Laura; Great Grandchildren Abigail and Olivia; George’s sisters Annette Moorhead and Jeanne Roloff along with many nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by his mother and father George and Eleanor Kletzke.

Special thanks to his caregivers at Grandveiw Nursing Home, St. Croix Hospice, and

Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in LaCrosse, WI.

A private service will be held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, MN

The staff of Talbot- Scenic Rivers Cremation Center assisted the family with arrangements. 

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