Michael E. Kleckner, 63, of Sheboygan Falls, passed away surrounded by his family on Tuesday morning, June 21, 2022, after a long courageous battle with cancer at Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice Center.
Michael was born in Sheboygan on July 2, 1958, to Edward and Marlene (Brost) Kleckner at St. Nicholas Hospital. He served his country in the United States Army from 1976 to 1979, finishing his service as a Sergeant.
On January 29, 1994, Michael married Jane S. Krebsbach in Sheboygan. Michael worked for many years at Richardson Brothers Company and later in shipping and receiving for Old Wisconsin until his retirement in 2019.
He enjoyed the outdoors, camping, hiking, darts and jarts, watching NASCAR and football, rodeo golf, grilling out, traveling, and spending time with family and friends around a campfire.
Michael was down to earth, honest, the perfect amount of snarky, goofy, and caring. He will be forever cherished and dearly missed.
He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Jane Kleckner of Sheboygan Falls; three daughters, Marissa Kleckner of Sheboygan Falls, Stephanie Kleckner of Sheboygan Falls, and Brianna (Christopher) Saunders of Wichita, KS; parents, Edward and Marlene Kleckner of Cleveland; sister, Lori Thomas of Cleveland, Susan (Charles) Holzwart of Cleveland. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends, and his three cats, Tinkerbell, Tiger, Butterscotch.
He was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Randall Thomas; parents-in-law, Elmer & Gladys Krebsbach; and grandparents, Melvin & Evelyn Brost, and Matt & Hildegard Kleckner.
Private family burial and military honors at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery and celebration of life will take place.
The family would like to extend their thanks to the staff of Sharon S. Richardson Hospice, Memorial Medical Center ICU team, and Dr. Mark Bettag and Oncology staff for their kind and compassionate care.
The Wenig Funeral Home of Sheboygan Falls (920-467-3431) is serving the family.