Douglas R. Klem, 60, Jasper

doug-klemDouglas R. Klem, 60, of Jasper, died Saturday (October 15) at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. He was born in Huntingburg March 8, 1956, to Victor and Ruth (Bieker) Klem.

Doug worked at Kimball Hospitality for about 35 years. He enjoyed western movies, cooking, camping, and was an avid fan of Indiana University basketball.

He is survived by one daughter, Amy Dawkins and husband Dr. Adam Dawkins, M.D., Jasper; one son, D.J. Klem and wife Tasha, Haysville; five grandchildren, four sisters, Norma Padgett and husband Jeff, Otwell, and Corma Knebel and husband Gerald, Debra Gehlhausen and husband Scott, and Barbara Eichmiller, all of Jasper: and four brothers, Victor Klem, Jr. and wife Ann, Mariah Hill, and Richard Klem and wife Sonia, Theodore Klem and wife Gayla, and Lawrence Klem, all of Jasper.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two infant sisters, Mary Elizabeth and Laura Rose Klem, and one brother-in-law, George Eichmiller.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. Memorial contributions may be made to the Evansville Rescue Mission. Condolences may be made online at www.becherkluesner.com. Funeral services at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Huntingburg with burial to follow at a later date.

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