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Klecker brothers' families reunite in Ellsworth 69 years later

The Klecker reunion was held Saturday. From left to right are: Jim Klecker, Beverly Linn, Gerald Klecker, Jeannie Klecker, Janice Haugen, Mary Socha and Max Klecker. -- Photo submitted1 / 2
The Klecker brothers became parents in the fall of 1941. From left to right are: Clarence with son James, Harry with daughter Beverly, Ernest with son Gerald, Edward with daughter Jeanine, Irvin with daughter Patricia, and Leon with twins Max and Mary. The photo was taken by their sister, Hilda Wussler. -- Photo submitted2 / 2

"Six Klecker brothers become parents to seven children in one year," read a headline in the Herald in the fall of 1941.

The brothers were pictured holding their then-young offspring. The photo was taken at the John Klecker home in the Town of El Paso by their sister, Hilda Wussler.

Sixty-nine years later, the children they held during that '41 gathering assembled for a family reunion Saturday.

Read more in the print version of the Herald Sept. 29.

Bill Kirk

Bill Kirk was editor of the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth, from 1988 to February, 2015 and is now on staff as a reporter. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He previously worked in the media distribution department at the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus and is past editor of The Tri-County News in Osseo, Wisconsin.

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