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Leo C. Klute, Jr.
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Obituary for Leo C. Klute, Jr.

HANNA CITY - Leo C. Klute, Jr., 83, joined his wife in heaven on December 5, 2017.

Leo was born on January 8, 1934, to Leo C. Klute and Dorothy (Palmer) Klute in Freeport, IL. He married Carolyn Albert on February 11, 1962. She passed away on October 28, 2017.

He is survived by his children, Jacalyn Lasater of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; Carol Klute of Chicago; William Simms of Peoria; and Michael (Sherry) Klute of Peoria Heights; his grandchildren, Ryan and Kailey Klute; and his sister, Patricia Weiss, of Michigan City, Indiana. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Robert Klute.

Throughout his life, he was a police officer with the Village of Peoria Heights; firefighter with the volunteer fire department of the Village of Peoria Heights for many years; and an electrician with Keystone Steel & Wire, retiring in 1999. He then was a bus driver for Peoria Heights CUSD 325.

He was a member of Grandview Masonic Lodge #1112 in Peoria Heights, Peoria Amateur Radio Club, and Midwest Gun Collectors Association. He enjoyed ham radios, classic cars, and motorcycles. He and Carolyn loved traveling in their classic cars as members of the Slo Poke car club.

If you met Leo, you liked him. If you knew Leo, you loved him. A friend to all; a stranger to none. He was always ready with a smile and a thumbs up.

Funeral services will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, December 14, 2017 at The Wilton Mortuary in Peoria, with the Rev. Jack Thompson officiating. Visitation will be two hours prior to services on Thursday, Dec. 14 at the mortuary. A private entombment will take place at American Mausoleum.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Rides, c/o St. Jude, 4722 N. Sheridan Rd., Peoria, IL 61614.

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4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
The Wilton Mortuary

2101 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61603





6:30 PM
The Wilton Mortuary

2101 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61603

Cemetery Details


American Mausoleum

7911 N. Allen Rd
Peoria, IL 61615


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