Delbert Duane Kleen
December 04, 2012, 9:00 am by Staff Reports
He served for 38 years with the Llano Volunteer Fire Department, and worked at Ratliff Chevrolet as a mechanic for 28 years before retiring. Kleen was a kind-hearted man who would give you the shirt off his back with no questions asked.
He loved attending the Hill Country Sand Drags out near Valley Springs, and spent most of his free weekends in Liberty Hill with his family and friends.
Kleen is survived by wife Vicki Kleen of Llano; son Eric Gray; daughter Crystal Gray; and grandchildren James, Laura, and Jaelyn Gray of Liberty Hill.
He was preceded in death by mother Mary Kleen Hefner, father Sidney Kleen, and step-father Raymond Open viewing is at Clements Wilcox Funeral Home in Burnet, on Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and family viewing is on Saturday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Services were held Sunday, Dec. 16 at the Liberty Hill Cemetery at 3 p.m. Those named as pallbearers were Raymond Cantrell, Roy Floyd, Floyd Harris, Mike Cantrell, Doug Cantrell, Roy Feller, Glen Trieble, and Jerry Lohmann. Honorary pallbearers named were the Llano Volunteer Fire Department, C.A. Cantrell (Dobin), Richard Hooten (Hoot), Dennis Alexander, and Zene Carlisle.
Condolences may be offered to www.clementswilcoxburnet.com.
"It saddens me to say that God has called home one of his beautiful angels. Delbert Kleen has been a dear friend to this family as well as many others for many, many years! Anyone who has had the pleasure to meet Delbert knows what an honor it was to call him "friend.” He was a wonderful husband, stepfather and papa. He will be greatly missed!” –From the family
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