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Lloyd Flint ‘Bill’ Klutz, 83, enjoyed trips with his grandchildren in ‘The Green Machine’

Lloyd Flint 'Bill' Klutz
Lloyd Flint ‘Bill’ Klutz

LELAND — Lloyd Flint “Bill” Klutz, 83, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2019, surrounded by his four children.

Bill was born July 9, 1935, in Leland. Bill was the son of the late Paul Klutz and Stella Mintz Klutz.

Bill was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, where he was qualified as a boom operator to refuel planes in flight. After his service, he went to work at International Paper and retired in 1997. In 1996, he became an honorary submariner while on board the USS Wyoming SSBN 742.

Bill loved his grandchildren and enjoyed his time with them, including fishing in his ponds and walks around the property. He frequently took them to local beaches in his motor home, also known as, “The Green Machine.”

He was preceded in death by Veronica Lucy Klutz; two brothers, Paul Klutz and Herman Klutz; and two sisters, Linda Parker and Bonnie McGlaughlin.

Bill is survived by two daughters, Deanna Klutz and Sheila Willis (Seth); two sons, Vincent Klutz (Jennifer) and Billy Klutz (Tiffany); seven grandchildren, Dalton Klutz (Kelley), Hunter Willis, Samantha Klutz, Bryce Klutz, Katie Willis, Shylee Klutz and Hayden Willis; one great-granddaughter, Faith Klutz; two brothers, Larry Klutz and Richard Klutz; three sisters, Glenna Marinaro, Helen Clark and Jane Reynolds; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be at noon, Monday, May 13, followed by a funeral service at 1 p.m. at Shiloh United Methodist Church, 1874 Maco Road NE, Leland. A graveside service with military honors will follow funeral services.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Share online condolences with the family at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation.

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