Dennis P. Klepk
Age 77 of Coal City and Formerly of Wilmington, passed away peacefully Saturday evening, April 7, 2018 at his home surrounded by family.
Born August 12, 1940 in Kankakee, Illinois, Dennis Paul was a son of Paul Roman and Rhetta L. (Ragain) Klepk. He was raised in Wilmington, graduated from Wilmington High School with the Class of 1958 and went on to marry Joyce D. Underwood in Wilmington on January 14, 1961.
Denny worked for Caterpillar Tractor Company, and retired as a Quality Control Inspector after 30 years of dedicated service. He was a man of strong faith, who over the years attended both West Side Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon, which he assisted in building, as well as Custer Park Baptist Church. He shared his time, talents and faith playing the guitar, serving as church music director and also teaching Sunday school.
Denny was a multi-talented guy who built his own wood working shop, as well as enjoyed building and working on tractors. He was a draftsman that was proud to have been able to design and build several homes, and in his free time, Denny took pleasure in fishing and golfing.
Throughout his rich and rewarding life, Denny Klepk was a hardworking man who loved God, loved his family, and who would extend a helping hand without hesitation and became an inspiration to those around him. Denny relied upon his strong relationship in Jesus Christ, and it was his faith in Him that was the compass he used to direct his steps. Denny was dedicated to his family, and it was this devotion that was the driving force behind all his hard work. He took great pride in everything he did, and he earned everything he had in life. Denny leaves behind a timeless collection of memories that his loved ones will forever cherish.
Survivors include his loving and devoted wife , Joyce; four children: Mark (Annette) Klepk of Moline, Diana Cole and Joseph (Lisa) Klepk, both of Coal City, and John (Natividad) Klepk of Ottawa; grandchildren Dennis, David, Daniel, Delila, Jacob, Austin, Adrian (Eddie) and Monique; numerous step-grandchildren; two great grandchildren; one sister, Paulette (Dale) Kane of Dwight and two brothers: Michael (Monica) Klepk of Winter Park, Florida and Kevin (Ada) Klepk of Monument, Colorado; two brothers-in-law, Gerald (Sandra) Underwood of North Carolina and John Ronald 'Ron' (Debra) Simmons of Columbus Georgia and numerous nieces and nephews.
Denny was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Darla Simmons and brother-in-law, Raymond Underwood.
The family will receive friends for a visitation on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at Reeves Funeral Home, 75 North Broadway (one block north of Illinois Route 113) in Coal City.
Funeral services will follow Thursday morning, April 12, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Randy Blan from Families of Faith Christian Church in Channahon officiating.
Burial will be in Wesley Cemetery in Ritchie, Illinois.
Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Denny’s memory to:
Joliet Area Community Hospice and The Parkinson’s Foundation.
Family and friends may sign the guest book, upload photographs or share Denny’s memorial page online by logging onto: www.ReevesFuneral.com
Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. in Coal City. (815-634-2125)