John A. Kleinhans, 83, of Fort Atkinson passed away peacefully on Monday, July 16, 2018 at Black Hawk Senior Residence.
John was born on September 30, 1934 to John and Evelyn (Wetzel) Kleinhans. He was a graduate of Fort Atkinson High School. After high school, he served in the U.S Navy as a hospital corpsman and as a navy medic in the Marine Corp. Once home, John was a dedicated employee of Jones Dairy Farm for 43 years.
On April 26, 1958 John married Phyllis Koch and together they had two children, Julaine and Daniel.
John was a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Fort Atkinson where he was a girls’ basketball coach for six years. He was also active in starting the first Lakeside Booster Club and served as the president and a board member for four years. John enjoyed sports, especially golfing.
He is predeceased by his parents, John and Evelyn and wife, Phyllis.
John is survived by his children, Julaine (Joe) Vorwald of Fort Atkinson, Daniel (Shari) Kleinhans of Nekoosa; grandchildren, Lance (Erin) Eisele, Brooke (Tyler) Schultz, Jason Kleinhans, Allison Kleinhans, Matthew Kleinhans; great-grandchildren, Aubree Schultz, Landyn Schultz, Sloan Eisele, Cora Eisele; and brother, Jim (Penny) Kleinhans of Whitewater.
Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Monday, July 23, 2018 at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 301 S. High Street, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin.
Friends may call at the church on Monday, July 23, 2018 from 9:30 AM until the time of the service.
The family would like to give their sincere thank you to the staff at Black Hawk Senior Residence and Rainbow Hospice.
Memorials can be made in John’s name to St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church and Lakeside Lutheran High School, 231 Woodland Beach Rd, Lake Mills, WI 53551.
The Nitardy Funeral Home, Fort Atkinson, WI is assisting the family.