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“Dear Christina,I'm so sorry to hear about your father's passing. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy for your loss during this difficult time of...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Jennifer Rego - Littleton, MA

“My dearest condolences to Martha "Sue" and his loved ones. Gene was such a bright light whenever he was in the room. I have known him to be happily...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Carolyn Fitzgerald Sweeney - IL

“Christina and family, Ken and I didn't know Gene, but knowing Christina he must have been a gentle and a great man. We are sorry for your loss. ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: Judy and Ken Skog - Madison, WI

“My sister and I express our deepest sympathy to Gene's family. His friendship with my brother Gene Duncan will always be remembered and appreciated....Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Diane (Duncan) Williams - FL

“Our sincere condolences go out to Sue and the entire Klock family. We are very saddened at the loss of such a bright and gentle soul. He was truly...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Theresa & Fidencio Hooper-Campos - IL

“Gene was a great man and will be missed by man. Gene was my boss at Radio Ranch for over 7 years and I credit him with giving me the tools that have...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Kevin Milhorn - Fruitland Park, FL

“We were deeply saddened to read of Gene's. passing.Please know that your family are in our thoughts & prayers at your time of sorrow.We were friends...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: DUANE MILHORN MILHORN - Polo, IL


Gene L. Klock, age 80, of Rock Falls, died Monday, March 19, 2018, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.

Gene was born March 20, 1937, in German Valley the son of Samuel and Ruth (Swalve) Klock. He served in the National Guard and later married Martha "Sue" Berard on January 19, 1963 in Polo. He was employed at Radio Ranch for over 50 years as an Avionics Engineer. Gene was an avid Ham Radio Operator and was a member of the Whiteside County Ham Club. He was a strong advocate for peace and justice and belonged to a local peace group. Gene was an active member of Wesley United Methodist Church and was a former member and past president of Sterling Kiwanis.

Survivors include his wife, Sue Klock of Rock Falls; three daughters, Pamela (Greg) Donner of Mundelein, Christina (Craig Storlie) Klock of Madison, Wis. and Kathleen (Cathy Holliday) Klock of New York City, N.Y.; one son, Daniel Klock of Madison, Wis.; two grandchildren, Adam (Madeline) Olson and Karissa Olson; and several nieces and a nephew.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Marjorie Weegens.

Visitation will be Friday, March 23, 2018, from 9:30 – 11:00 AM at Wesley United Methodist Church in Sterling followed by funeral services at 11:00 AM at the church with Reverend Jeremiah Thompson officiating. Private burial will be at Oak Knoll Memorial Park at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to Wesley United Methodist Church.