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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 submitted

Klecker brothers' families reunite in Ellsworth 69 years later

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"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.

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Bill Kirk
Bill Kirk has been editor at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth, Wisconsin, since 1988. 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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