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Funeral services for Kirby Emmett Klump, 83, of Bellville, were held Monday, Aug. 18, 2008 at 10 a.m. from St. John Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Jeannie Jones and the Rev. David Henske, officiating. Pallbearers were Douglas Baker, David Baker, Kenneth Baker, Gerald Bean, Fred Warmke, Douglas Warmke, Ruben Grebe and Kenneth Grebe. Honorary pallbearers were Zach Hicks, Bill Jackson, Don Allphin, Fred Adams, and Gilmore Huebner.
Kirby Emmett Klump was born May 28, 1925 in Greenvine to Emmett and Lenora (Hueske) Klump. He attended school in Bellville and graduated from high school in 1942.
Kirby was drafted into the United States Army in August of 1943 as part of company K 130th Infantry Regiment 33rd Division. He served as a communications sergeant in Luzon, New Guinea and Morotai maintaining radio and wire communications systems.
After obtaining the rank of staff sergeant, he became a supply officer in Luzon and Japan. Kirby received an honorable discharge in January, 1946.
Upon his return from the service, Kirby was united in marriage with Ora Nell Grebe in Bellville on June 2, 1946.
He was employed by Santa Fe Railroad and Texas Southeastern Gas Co. He also served as veteranís service officer of Austin County for more than ten years. Kirby was a charter member of the VFW of Bellville, member of the DAV and Masonic Lodge of Bellville. 
He is preceded in death by his parents, infant sister, brother-in-law, Johnny Baker and granddaughter, Tracy Renee Klump.
Kirby is survived by his wife, Ora Nell Klump of Bellville, daughter, Joyce Marik and husband, Jim of Bellville; sons, Warren Klump and wife, Marilyn of Bellville, Kirby Klump, Jr.  and wife, Patsy of Welcome; grandchildren, Amber Cowart and husband, Michael of Brenham, Trey Marik and wife, Lindsey of Brenham, Tom Marik and wife, Leslie of Sugar Land, Jamie Marik and fiance, David Hall of Houston, Kimberly Hulsey and husband, Ed of Welcome and Kevin Klump and wife, Wendy of Welcome; great grandchildren, Avery, Kirby, Addison, Amelia and Samantha Marik, Justin and Austin Hulsey.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to: St. John Lutheran Church, 520 North Holland, Bellville, Texas 77418 or Hospice Brazos Valley, 302 East Blue Bell Rd., Brenham, Texas 77833.
Funeral arrangements under the direction of Knesek Bros. Funeral Chapel in Bellville.

 Posted by Joy Neely


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