James H. Kloeck, 69, of St. Meinrad passed away May 19, 2015, at Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper. James was born August 16, 1945 in St. Meinrad to Xavier and Lorena (Rupprecht) Kloeck. James was retired from the Abbey Press. He was a member of Saint Meinrad American Legion Post 366, Saint Meinrad K of C and Saint Meinrad Catholic Church Parish. James was an avid reader, fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and Indiana University Sports.
James is survived by four sisters, Theresa Wahl of Evansville, Sr. Vera Kloeck, Edwina Wahl and husband Leo, Betty Knust and husband Jim all of Ferdinand; sister in law, Marta Kloeck of Ferdinand; one brother, Tom M. Kloeck and wife Sarah of Saint Meinrad; nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews. James was preceded in death by two brothers, Alfred and Francis Kloeck; two nephews.
Funeral services will be at 2:00 CDT Friday, May 22, 2015 at Saint Meinrad Catholic Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Saint Meinrad American Legion Post 366 will conduct military graveside rights. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 AM CDT until time of service at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to, American Cancer Society or Saint Meinrad Parish. Online condolences may be shared at www.becherfuneralhome.com