Klara Gotzfried Chadwick

December 30, 1930 - February 21, 2022
Klara Gotzfried Chadwick

Klara Gotzfried Chadwick, 91, of Leland, North Carolina, passed away Monday, February 21, 2022, after a long and difficult battle with cancer.

She was born in Memmingen, Bavaria, Germany, on December 30, 1930, to the late Franz Von Asissi Gotzfried and Anna Sinner. She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Bryan Chadwick, and son, Edward Bryan Chadwick, sister, Gertrud, and brothers, Franz Xaver, Erich and Manfred.

Klara leaves behind to cherish her memories a brother, Maxmilian Gotzfried (Karolina Steit), and a sister, Rosina Gotzfried (Karl Heinz Utz), sons Christopher Bryan Chadwick (Rebecca), and Richard Ray Chadwick (Wanda); grandchildren Christina Faye Chadwick, Klara Nicole Peterson (Billy), Richard Bryan Chadwick, and Mathew Humphries; great-grandchildren Nickolas, Alainna, Alexander, Hunter, Sawyer, Chance, and Fisher; and her special canine companion “Adolph.”

Klara was a longtime member of Woodburn Presbyterian Church in Leland. She operated and maintained Chadwick Mobile Home Park in Leland for many years, along with her husband and family. She was a talented farmer and gardener, and grew many vegetables and flowers on her family farm in Leland. She loved and had many dogs on her farm, and was always contributing to many animal rescues.

Visitation for family and friends will be 6-8 pm Friday, February 25, 2022 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

Funeral services will be held 11 am Saturday, February 26, 2022, at Wilmington Funeral Chapel. Burial will be at the Chadwick Family Cemetery on the farm in Leland.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403 910-791-9099.


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  • February 24, 2022
    Malcolm Johnson says:
    My condolences go out to all of Miss Klara's family and friends. She would not have remembered me and I am amazed my clarity of mind brought back memories as clear as a bell, to a simpler place and time. To the niece that treasures almost 50 years, I remember Miss Klara barely over 50 years, exactly, when I was working for USS Agri-Chemicals in Navassa, she was preparing our fresh sandwiches for lunch, complete with ole timey hoop cheese wrapped in white freezer packaging, in the country store just a hop and a skip away, across the railroad tracks. I remember clearly, her accent, her efficiency, her beauty. It was my second job, just out of school and I can still hear the sounds and aromas in that down home country relic. Again, my sympathy to all and my thanks for allowing me to bring a memory no one else possibly will ever recall, but part of her long and rewarding life and a glimpse I wanted to share.

  • April 16, 2022
    Patricia Walker Hodge lit a candle:
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  • February 25, 2022
    Marietta Garvin-Sanoguet says:
    Nikki, we send our deepest condolences to you and your family during the passing of your grandmother. Relationships with grandmothers are an important part of our lives, and although the pain will lessen over time, their absence will always be felt. We are here for you, to listen to you, to lend a shoulder, or simply just to be with you. We love you and pray for God's continued peace and strength for you and your family.

  • February 25, 2022
    Pamela Willis says:
    My Condolences to the family Mrs Klara was a very kind person I remember growing up going to her store in Navassa she was always nice rip Ms Klara

  • February 25, 2022
    Rsy Willis says:
    My deepest condolences to Christ and Ray and the entire Chadwick family.