Robert Gene Klockow was born on Oct. 26, 1928, the son of Arnold Emil and Frieda Anna (Hansen) Klockow, in the Alta Hospital. Robert graduated from the Brooke Consolidated School in 1946.
After graduation, Robert attended brick laying school in Storm Lake, and went on to work as a bricklayer in Storm Lake, Fairmont, Minn., and for Bob Hatch in Cherokee. He returned to farming the family farm with his father until his retirement at age 70. He had been a resident of the Cherokee Villa in Cherokee for the last two months.
Robert was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Aurelia, and loved going to auctions. He a collector of many things, and also enjoyed, hunting, fishing, gardening, and computers.
Preceding Robert in death were his parents, his sister Margaret Koch, and his brother-in-law, Robert Koch.
Survivors include his sister, Marilyn Klockow of Aurelia, one niece, Beverly and her husband Dale Wordekemper, and three nephews and their wives, Randy and Sharon Koch, Ken and Cathie Koch, and Dave and Jill Koch. Also surviving are great nieces and nephews; Kari, Doug and wife Jill, Lindsey, and Eric Wordekemper, Jeremiah Koch, Amy, Josh and wife Alaina, and Jake Koch, and Adam and Allison Koch, great-great nephews Bennett and Carson Wordekemper and Mason Koch, and great-great niece Addy Wordekemper, and other relatives and friends.