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
    Joshua Chadwick says:
    Aunt Klara, you are the light of day and the warmth of night, and continue to be a role model for those who follow. You always find just the right words to say to make the worst situation seem so small. You are positive, encouraging, and truly the golden thread that unites the love in our wonderful family. You are, and remain, a loved lady. JC and Linda Chadwick

  • February 24, 2022
    Carrie Morton Combs says:
    My Dearest Aunt Klara, I have so many fond memories of you that I will cherish the remainder of my life. From my childhood to my adulthood there are so many: your homemade icebox strawberry cake, swimming in your pool, picking mulberries, gardening, flowers, going to church with you, your infectious laughter it was the best, riding in the VW Beetle, spending the night with you in my teens, watching you talk to the cows, the dogs you spoiled so readily, but most of all the special bond that we both shared being in the Order of the Eastern Star (OES). Thank you for always being a solid foundation for our Chadwick Family and the loving Great Aunt that I loved. Peace Love Hugs and Prayers to Chris, Ray and the rest of my dear family.

  • February 24, 2022
    Jane Crowder says:
    Please accept our condolences in the passing of Klara. She was an amazing women and I enjoyed talking to her. God’s love will be with each of you during this difficult time. John and Jane Crowder Leland, NC

  • February 23, 2022
    Turisa Lee says:
    Ms. Klara was a wonderful friend and neighbor to my mother. When I moved away, my mother would always tell me Ms. Klara would stop by to talk. I remember talking to Ms. Klara through the years. I enjoyed our conversations and had the upmost respect for Ms. Klara. Our most heartfelt sympathies and condolences to the family.

  • February 23, 2022
    Shay Underwood Piver says:
    Klara was such a wonderful woman. She always had a heart of gold, and always put her family first. She meant so much, to so many people. I will always remember her and the love she gave. She was always good to me, and not one time that we saw each other, did she not greet me with a hug, and a smile. She will be dearly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Rest In Peace Klara. ❤️❤️