Klenda funeral is Saturday

A funeral with full military honors for Air Force Major Dean A. Klenda will be 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John Nepomucene Church in Pilsen.

Following Mass, a gravesite ceremony will be in the adjoining cemetery.

Missing since Sept. 17, 1965, Klenda’s remains were found and identified by search teams in Vietnam in December 2014. He will be laid to rest exactly 51 years to the day that he was killed.

Klenda’s funeral will be one day after National POW/MIA Recognition Day, held every third Friday in September.

Last modified Sept. 15, 2016