John W. Kludy, age 88, of Shelby, passed away Thursday, April 2, 2020 at home. He was born February 20, 1932 in Shelby, the son of Clyde and Elona (Andrews) Kludy.
John was raised in Shelby. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He married Mary J. Holmes on December 4, 1954. They lived in Ohio for seven years where John worked for Morton Salt. They moved back to Shelby and then to Ferry Township in the mid 1960’s.
John was employed at Kaydon as a millwright for many years. He had also worked at Continental Motors and Whitehall Leather Company.
The Kludys enjoyed wintering in Texas for thirteen years. John also enjoyed fishing, hunting and tinkering. His other hobbies were snowmobiling, bird watching and camping.
He is survived by his wife, Mary; his children, Cindy (Bill) Dunn, Steven (Mary) Kludy, John (Betty) Kludy and Randy (Loni) Kludy; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; his siblings, Mary (Dave deceased) Lambert, Carol Kludy, Lowell (Patty) Kludy, Louis (Louise) Kludy, Ruth (Desi deceased) Walch, Dan (Julia deceased) Kludy and Bev Kludy; and many nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Mildred (Ed deceased) Bouman, Donald (Helen deceased) Kludy, Kenneth (Connie deceased) Kludy and Roger (Shirley surviving) Kludy.
A celebration of life for John will be held at a date to be announced. Please consider Crystal Valley Care Fund, P.O. Box 451, Hart, MI 49420 or Harbor Hospice, 1050 W. Western Avenue, Suite 400, Muskegon, MI 49441 as a memorial.
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