Robert Arthur Klemp, 83, of Fredericksburg passed away on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo.
Graveside services will be at 1:30 PM on Wednesday April 17, 2013 at Woodlawn Cemetery in Oelwein. Following gravside services, there will be an open house in Robert's memory beginning at 3:00 PM on Wednesday at "Here's 2 U" in Fredericksburg. A memorial fund has been established in Robert's name.
Robert was born on February 21, 1930 near Readlyn, IA. He was baptized and confirmed in St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Readlyn. Robert graduated from Reisch Auction School in 1951.
Robert Married Beverly Ehlers on April 11, 1953, she preceded him in death. On November 22, 1986 he married Mary Sassmann.
Robert was a farmer, an auctioneer and a horseman. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in New Hampton, and a member of the National Belgian Horse Association.
Robert is survived by his wife Mary; his children:Denise of Cedar Rapids, Scott (Marlene) of Waucoma and Parker (Joan Ault) of Randalia; his step children:Gregg (Paula) Sassmann, Joel Sassmann of Fredericksburg, Molly Sassmann of Carrollton, Texas and step daughter-in-law, Colene Sassmann of Sumner; his sisters:Marti Albertson and Helen Pavelka; his two granddaughters; eight step-grandchildren and one great step-granddaughter.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Beverly; and his step-son, Mikel Sassmann.