Thomas M. Kloeck, 78, St. Meinrad

Thomas M. Kloeck, 78, of St. Meinrad, died Wednesday November 18, at The Timbers of Jasper. He was born in St. Meinrad September 16, 1942, to Xavier and Lorena (Rupprecht) Kloeck. He married Sarah Scales October 13, 1962, at St. Pauls’ Catholic Church in Tell City.

Thomas retired after 51 years of employment as a press foreman at the St. Meinrad Archabbey. He was a lifelong member of St. Meinrad Parish, a member of St. Meinrad Knights of Columbus Council 5199, and enjoyed hunting, farming, and gardening.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Sarah Kloeck; two daughters, Lisa Plummer and husband Mark, Santa Claus, and Stacy Kloeck and spouse Tonya Wiser, Evansville; two sons, Thomas P. Kloeck and wife Sue Ann, St. Meinrad, and Tony Kloeck, Evansville; nine grandchildren, Robby, Aaron, Elizabeth, Victoria, Kassandra, Preston, Alisha, Megan, and Logan; four great-grandchildren; and four sisters, Theresa Wahl, Evansville, and Sister Vera Kloeck. O.S.B., Edwina Wahl and husband Leo, and Betty Knust, all of Ferdinand.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers, Alfred, Francis, and James Kloeck.

Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Sunday at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand. Memorial contributions can be made to the St. Meinrad Cemetery Fund. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherfuneralhome.com. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Meinrad Church with burial following in the church cemetery.

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