Mr. Jackie “Jack” Wayne Klakamp, 75, of Freetown, passed away Saturday, March 30, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Jack was born in Seymour to the late Glenn H. and Edna L. (Morris) Klakamp.
On March 29, 1962, Jack enlisted into the U.S. Navy and boarded the U.S.S Orion; from which he was honorably discharged. Immediately after leaving the Navy, Jack joined the UA Local 440 Plumbers and Pipefitters. Jack spent 39 years as a pipefitter, providing for his family. Jack was also a member of the VFW, American Legion and Eagles located in Seymour.
Jack was most known for his generous, giving and kind nature. In addition, Jack was known for his legendary “story-telling” abilities and his love for all things outdoors. Jack enjoyed many activities, but had a passion for his weekends spent with family and friends; air-boating, fishing, swimming and late-night bonfire gatherings located at his cabin on the river. Jack has touched many lives and hearts. He will be sorely missed and his children will remember him as a kind and gentle father who encouraged them to pursue their goals and dreams.
In 1964, Jack married Joyce Ann (Deaton) Klakamp. Jack was blessed with three children from this marriage. In 1985, Jack met and settled with the love of his life, Joann Prather. This union blessed him with three bonus children, Cathy Otte, John Prather and Amberly Fletcher.
Jack is survived by his sons, Robert (Samantha) Klakamp and Dan Klakamp; daughter, Mary (John) French; 16 grandchildren, Jackson “Jack”, Mia, Caleb, Courtney, Ashley, Jared, Aiden, Alyssa, Sammy, Brooke, Joseph, Sarah, Max, Brett, Wade and Amber; brother, Thomas (Rita) L. Klakamp; And extended family, Jimmy Eller.
Jack is preceded in death by his parents, Glenn and Edna; brothers, William H. Klakamp and Dale Klakamp; sons, John Klakamp and Douglas Klakamp; former spouse, Joyce Klakamp; former companion, Thelma Monroe; and the love of his life, Joann Prather.
Funeral services will be at Voss & Sons Funeral Service on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. David Ison officiating. Burial will follow at Freetown Cemetery.
Family and friends may call at Voss & Sons Funeral Services on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 12:30 p.m. until time of service.
In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or Schneck Hospice, in care of Voss & Sons Funeral Service.
The family would like to thank the following caregivers for their love and compassion; Schneck Hospice and Samantha Klakamp, RN.
Online condolences may be left on the funeral home website at www.vossfuneralservice.com.