Klock Connections

Leo William Klock

March 22, 1919 -- Dec. 25, 2003
Sekiu resident Leo William Klock died in Seattle at age 84 following heart surgery. He was born in Bellingham to Leo M. and Ellen (Parry) Klock. He graduated from Clallam Bay High School in 1937. During the year he attended Washington State College, Mr. Klock played on the basketball team.He served in the Army for 4½ years during World War II with the 420th Coast Artillery in Alaska and with the Army Air Corps in Pyote, Texas. Mr. Klock married Vera Evans in Bellingham on July 10, 1943. In Sekiu after the war, he worked for Bloedel Donovan/ITT Rayonier for 22 years as a boom man, before retiring after 18 years with the Clallam County Road Department.

Mr. Klock, who was a member of Clallam Bay Presbyterian Church, a volunteer fireman and an ambulance driver for many years, served as a fire commissioner and School Board member. He was also active with Boy Scouts of America and senior citizens group.

In addition to hunting and fishing, he enjoyed beachcombing, clamming and harvesting his garden.

Survivors include his wife of Sekiu; son and daughter-in-law Curtis and Loretta Klock of Sekiu; son and daughter-in-law Kenneth and Sheryl Klock of Port Townsend; daughter and son-in-law Linell and Harry Williams of Everson; and eight grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by brothers Edward and Lester Klock and sister Roxanne Fines.

Services: Saturday, Jan. 10, 1 p.m., memorial in Clallam Bay Presbyterian Church, Eighth and Highway 112. Dan Ketchum will officiate.

Memorials: West End Seniors, P.O. Box 156, Sekiu, WA 98381.

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