Major Dean A. Klenda was killed in action Sept. 17, 1965, over North Vietnam while serving his country with the Air Force. His remains have been found and returned for burial.
Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John Nepomucene Church in Pilsen.
Interment with military rites will be in the Pilsen Cemetery.
He was born Aug. 20, 1940, to Albert and Pauline Klenda.
He attended Marion High School and graduated from Kapaun High School with the class of 1958.
In Jan. 1965, he was married to Kaye Young.
He received a bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University.
He is survived by a sister, Deanna (Peters) Klenda of Wichita and Marion; and wife Kaye Klenda Ekman of Panama, Florida.
Memorial funds have been established for Holy Family Parish, All American Beef Battalion, or the National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia.