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Dr. Henry  Kleck

Obituary for Dr. Henry Kleck

December 18, 1931 - December 27, 2017
San Antonio, Texas | Age 86

... a dedicated husband, father, grandfather, doctor, friend and soldier ...

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Dr. Henry Kleck, age 86, of San Antonio, died on December 27, 2017. Dr. Kleck was born in Fredericksburg, Texas and moved with his family to San Antonio in 1941.

He enlisted in the United States Navy Reserve in 1949, received his Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from St. Mary's University, and accepted a commission to the U.S. Army in 1954. Dr. Kleck then received his medical degree from the University of Texas at Galveston in 1958. Dr. Kleck's military career as a psychiatrist took him and his family throughout Europe during the Cold War, where he ultimately served as Chief of Psychiatry for the U.S. Forces at the Southern European Task Force based in Vicenza, Italy. Dr. Kleck continued his military service through the U.S. Army Reserve after his family returned to Texas, and he was Chief of Psychiatry at Brooke General Hospital at Fort Sam Houston.

At 58 years of age, Colonel Kleck returned to active duty to proudly serve his country in Operation Desert Storm in Kuwait. In addition to his distinguished military career, Dr. Kleck built a successful psychiatry practice in San Antonio, and later went on to serve as Chief Psychiatrist at Kerrville VA Medical Center and as Medical Director at the San Antonio State Hospital, continuing his practice of medicine into his eighties. He dedicated much of his time to helping others fight addiction, and was an active board member of the National Council on Alcoholism and Chairman of the Alcohol & Drug Abuse Committee at the Bexar County Medical Society, in addition to directing the Kerrville VA Alcohol Dependency Treatment Program.

Dr. Kleck was preceded in death by his loving wife of 50 years, Marie Varga Kleck, and his sons, Steven Kleck and Kristian Kleck. He is survived by children Dr. Jeffrey Kleck, Jonathan Kleck, Monique Kleck, and eleven grandchildren.

He was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather, doctor, friend and soldier, and the humor, laughter and love that he always shared will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to mental health and veterans charities.

Services were private for family members at St. Joseph's Catholic Church on East Commerce St. and interment was at Sunset Memorial Park.

Funeral Service

St. Joseph Catholic Church (Downtown)
Private for Family
San Antnio, TX

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  • In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to mental health and veterans charities.

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Porter Loring Mortuary

1101 McCullough Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78212
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