James Klaren – Worthington

James S. Klaren, 73, of Worthington, died Thursday, November 13, 2014, at his home in the Ellen Kennedy Living Center in Dyersville.

Friends may call from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Monday, November 17, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held at 4:00 p.m. and a Knights of Columbus Rosary will also be recited.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 18, at St. Paul Catholic Church in Worthington with burial in the church cemetery.  Rev. Dennis Quint will officiate.

Jim was born February 7, 1941, in Worthington the son of Nicholas and Armella (Schwers) Klaren.  He married Judith Power on February 19, 1966, in Delhi, Iowa.

Together they farmed and Jim worked for John Deere Dubuque Works for 30 years until retirement in 1996.  He was a 50 Year Member of the Knights of Columbus Council 2001 in Farley.  He was also a member of UAW Local 94.


Survivors include his 2 daughters: Julia Klaren of Cedar Rapids, and Jill (Shaunesy) Daly of North Liberty, 2 sons: Jonathan Klaren of San Diego, CA and Jay Klaren of Los Angeles, CA, 4 grandchildren: Aiden Klaren, Claire and Stella Daly, and Daniel (Klaren) Phelps; one sister, Janice (David J.A.) Kramer of Dyersville, and one sister in law Delores Klaren of Hopkinton.


He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Judith in 2005, siblings: Joseph Klaren in infancy, Fred Klaren, Joann in infancy and Betty Klaren in childhood.


Online condolences may be left for the family at www.kramerfuneral.com.