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Mary Lee Klabunde, 93

Mary Lee Klabunde passed away July 24, 2020, her 93rd birthday, at her home in Woodstock with her son and daughter by her side.

She was born July 24, 1927, in Woodstock to Leo and LeVerne Dittman. She was married to George A. Johnson. On Oct. 8, 1983, she married Clifford W. Klabunde.

Mary Lee had been the secretary for the family business, Dittman Plumbing and Heating. Her hobbies included crocheting, crossword puzzles, and reading. Her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mary Lee is survived by a son, Edward Johnson, and a daughter, Diane (David) Stack, both of Woodstock; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, William Dittman; and Clifford’s sons, David (Audrey) Klabunde, Scott Klabunde, and Todd (Carol) Klabunde, and their families.

She was preceded in death by parents; husband, Clifford; a son, Arthur Johnson; a daughter, Sally Anthony; a grandson, Devon Johnson; a great-grandson, Nicholas Powell; a brother, Jerald E. Dittman; and three sisters, Patricia J. Riley, Nancy L. Bastien, and Margaret S. “Peggy” Rossman.

Services for the family will be private.

Memorials may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church in Woodstock, or to the Woodstock Food Pantry.

For more information, call the Schneider, Leucht, Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home at 815-338-1710, or visit

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