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Randy W. Klenke

August 14, 1958 ~ March 19, 2021 (age 62)


Randy W. Klenke, 62, of rural Hamel, IL passed away Friday, March 19, 2021 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville, IL. Born August 14, 1958 in Staunton, IL, he was a son Mrs. Martha (Wiehe) Klenke and the late Wilmer Klenke. He married Cheryl Albrecht on March 28, 1981 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Worden, IL and she survives. Randy was the Co-Owner & Co Manager of Hamel Seed & Farm Supply in the Hamel-Worden area for many years. He was also a self-employed farmer. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Worden, IL, where he was currently serving as Chairman of the congregation. In addition, he was a member of the Hamel Volunteer Fire Department, active for over 30 years.

He is survived by his wife, Cheryl Klenke 

                                Mother -              Martha Klenke

                                1 Son -                  Daniel (Amber) Klenke 

                                1 Daughter -       Angela (Eric) Byerly

                                1 Granddaughter -           Addison Byerly

                                3 Brothers -        Jim (Karen) Klenke, Bob (Ruth) Klenke, Roger (Lori) Klenke

                                Mother-In-Law -               Norma Albrecht

                                Brother-In-Law -               Ron (Kelly) Albrecht

                                Nieces & Nephews -       Krista (Robert) Twist, Katie (Dave) Nitzsche, 

                                                                                Janae (Bryan) Merkle, Aaron (Kristie) Klenke,

                                                                                Andy Klenke, Amanda Klenke, Sarah (Rory) Dibble,

                                                                                Olivia Albrecht, Katie Albrecht

                                Many Great Nieces & Great Nephews also survive.

He was preceded in death by his Father - Wilmer Klenke, Brother - Ronald Klenke, and Father-In-Law -Victor Albrecht.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 PM on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Worden, IL.  Funeral services will be held Friday, March 26, 2021 at 11 AM at Trinity Lutheran Church in Worden with Pastor Heath Curtis officiating. Burial will be held at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Worden, IL. Memorials are suggested to either Trinity Lutheran Church of Worden or to the Hamel Volunteer Fire Department.  


COVID-19 protocol will be observed during both the visitation period & during the

funeral service. The funeral service will be broadcast on 90.5 FM for those who wish to

remain in their cars during the service.  Your car must be in the parking lot of the 

Church during the service to receive the broadcast over the radio.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Randy W. Klenke, please visit our floral store.


March 25, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Trinity Lutheran Church
512 Main St.
Worden, IL 62097

Funeral Service
March 26, 2021

11:00 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church
512 Main St.
Worden, IL 62097

Interment following funeral service
March 26, 2021

Worden Lutheran Cemetery
Worden, IL 62097


Trinity Lutheran Church
512 Main St., Worden IL 62097
Tel: 1-618-459-3991

Hamel Volunteer Fire Department
401 Old Rte 66 N, Hamel IL 62046
Tel: 1-618-633-2205

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