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Shane W. Klemm

Shane W. Klemm Shane W. Klemm


Shane W. Klemm, 55, of Westboro, passed away at his home on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, surrounded by his family, under the care of Hope Hospice, after a courageous battle with cancer. A private family service, officiated by Pastor Tim Becker, was held at the First Baptist Church of Medford on July 2. There will be a celebration of life graveside service with military honors held at a later date.

Shane was born on June 3, 1965. He attended Medford schools and was a 1983 graduate of Medford High School. After high school he attended DeVry Institute in Chicago to study computers. He enlisted in the Army National Guard in 1982 and served for 21 years. He was stationed in Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003-2004. He was a landscaper and owned Wilderness Landscaping for 12 years. He was later employed at the Taylor County Sherriff’s Department and worked there until ill health forced his retirement in 2017. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing, gardening, cooking, music, and computers. He especially enjoyed his charter fishing trips. He was a previous member of the Westboro Fire Department and a current member of the First Baptist Church of Medford.

Shane is survived by his wife of 31 years, Marlene (Czerniak) Klemm; a daughter, Dr. Angeline (Timothy) Smith of Hillsboro, Ore. and one grandson, Owen Shane Smith. He is further survived by his mother, Beatrice Klemm of Medford; and siblings, Sandra (Bruce) Ross of Medford, Sherry Klemm of South Dakota, Scott (Sherry) Klemm of Mosinee, Sally Klemm of Marshfield, Ramona (Kim) Sandberg, Katherine (Edwin III) Johnson and Valerie (Gary) Yamauchi, all of Rhinelander, Allen Towne of Lac du Flambeau and Randy Towne and Deborah (John) McMeekin and Rosemary (Lee) Fintelmann, all of Tomahawk. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and many family and friends.

Shane was preceded in death by his father, Dr. Eugene Klemm; his biological mother, Phyllis Towne; and a brother, Steven Klemm.

The Cremation Society of Wisconsin is serving the family.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to his wife, Marlene toward Unbound, a child sponsorship charity.

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