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Henry P. Klettke

Jun 9, 1921 - Apr 13, 2017

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Jonesport - Henry P. Klettke, a unique character and a kind heart, died Thursday, April 13, 2017. Born June 9th, 1921, in Lodz, Poland, he was the eldest son of three boys born to the late Paul and Anastasia Klettke.
A veteran of the Polish Army attached to the British Army. After the war, he lived in England for a while. He then emigrated to the United States in 1950, where he worked as a machinist for McDonald Douglas, Polychrome, and Fugi. It was not long before he fell in love, met and married his lovely wife Peggy, who he was devoted to. Both avid in fishing, they retired to Jonesport to enjoy and pursue their hobby. They purchased land, built a house, had a happy life and made many good friends. Also, they had blueberry fields which they farmed. Peggy died a number of years ago. Henry was devastated, but carried on, keeping himself busy and visiting friends.
Henry is survived by his loving niece Jadwiga and her husband, Les Masters, England, niece Krystyna and her husband, Charles, South Africa, nephew Henryk and his wife, Kathy Klettke, England.
Also, Mary Peabody, his loving caregiver who was thought of fondly and gave him great comfort and respect towards the end of his life.
He was predeceased by his parents, brother Leon and his wife Bronia and younger brother Peter.
Now reunited with his beloved wife, Peggy and all his family.
Rest in peace Henry. We shall all remember you fondly in our hearts.
God bless you.
A graveside services is scheduled for 1 p.m., Friday, April 21, 2017, at Bayview Cemetery in Jonesport. A celebration of life will be held at the Sawyer Memorial Congregational Church vestry in Jonesport directly following the committal. Arrangements entrusted to Bragdon-Kelly Funeral Home in Machias, ME. Memories may be shared at www.bragdonkelley.com
Published on  April 19, 2017
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