Robert Herbert Klemm, 85, of Springfield, died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, at Heritage Health in Springfield. Service information and condolences may be obtained at www.staabpolk.com.
He was born on Feb. 21, 1927, in Chicago, the son of the late Herbert and Ellen (Eden) Klem. He married Clara Ruth Sommer on July 26, 1968.
Survivors include his wife; son and spouse, Bill and Barbara Klemm of Chatham; daughter, Linda Kerker of Geneseo; step-daughters and spouse, Marilyn and Niles Brierton of Mt. Sterling and Sherry Cantrill of Greenville; step-son and spouse, Kim and Debbie Gibson of Sherman; 12 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren, with one due in November; several nieces, nephews and cousins.