Alma E. Klock


February 19, 1916 - September 20, 2011


Alma Klock was born February 19, 1916 near Tea, SD to Herman and Bertha (Veenker) Roskens. At a young age she moved with her family to the Emery area. On October 24, 1941 she married Cecil Klock. They had two children, Marcia and Curtiss. They farmed near Emery for many years and then operated a restaurant in Emery for several years. Alma worked at the Diamond Care Center as a nurse’s aid and in the activities department and was a home health aid for South Dakota until retiring. She became a resident of Oakview Terrace in Freeman in 2006. Alma was a member of First Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School for many years. She also assisted with scripture memory, the library and was active in the women’s group. Alma was a gifted seamstress and did handiwork until the day prior to her death. She loved to read and play rummicube.

She is survived by two children: Marcia Klock, Harrisburg, Curtiss (Betty Ann) Klock, Mitchell; two brothers: Edward Roskens, Sioux Falls, Arnold (Vera) Roskens, Emery, one sister-in-law, Dorothy Roskens, Emery and a special friend, Adie Blum, Harrisburg.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil and three brothers: Jake, Clarence and Edwin.


Thursday, September 22, 2011
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Hettinger-Bittner Funeral Chapel
Emery, South Dakota


Friday, September 23, 2011
10:30 AM
First Baptist Church
Emery, South Dakota


Emery Community Cemetery
Emery, South Dakota

Posted by Dr Janell Beck on September 26, 2011
You have my deepest sympathy in the loss of your special loved one. She was a very gentle and gracious lady. I remember visiting with her in the Freeman Nursing Home and enjoying her handiwork.
My condolences to your family

Janell (Jucht) Beck
Posted by Dan & Denise Bahmuller on September 22, 2011
Marsha and Curtiss,
Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your mother. I have so many memories of your Mom and Dad and the Dew Drop Inn in Emery. They were special people. You are in our prayers.
Posted by Keith & Paula Roskens on September 21, 2011
Dear Marsha and Curtis,
She was such a neat, kind Lady, she'll be missed. We are so sorry for your loss. Know that we are thinking of you at this time. She always had a kind word to say to us and showed such genuine interest in our lives. Sincerely Keith and Paula
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