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Robert Leroy Klinger

August 15, 1937 — August 16, 2023

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Robert LeRoy Klinger, known affectionately as Bob, passed away on August 16, 2023, at Meadows of Delphos in Delphos, Ohio. He was surrounded by his loving family during his final moments. Bob was born on August 15, 1937, in Van Wert, Ohio to his late parent, David and Dollie (Gipe) Klinger, who instilled values of hard work and dedication in him from a young age. Bob married the love of his life, June Swartz on March 22, 1958. She passed away on November 8, 2011 after 53 years of marriage.  

Bob led a fulfilling life where he made significant contributions to various fields. He dedicated 43 years of his life to the construction industry, showcasing his exceptional craftsmanship and work ethic. Additionally, he embarked on a fruitful farming career that spanned over 30 years. His commitment to both professions exhibited his relentless drive and passion for creating and nurturing.

Serving in the United States Army Reserves was one of the many ways Bob demonstrated his love for his country. His military service shaped him into an individual with unwavering discipline and integrity. He was also a longtime member of Zion Christian Union Church in Grover Hill.

Beyond his professional endeavors, Bob nurtured a variety of interests and hobbies. He found joy in watching horse racing and loved spending countless hours on construction and woodworking projects. These activities allowed him to unleash his creativity while bringing joy to those around him. Above all else, Bob found the greatest pleasure in spending time with his cherished family and beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Bob's memory will forever be treasured by those who survive him. He leaves behind his children: Kent (Lori) Klinger of Fort Jennings and Penny Baucom of Middle Point; brother, Larry (Charlotte) Klinger of Van Wert; sisters: Deb Klinger and Marsha Klinger, both residing in Van Wert; grandchildren: Justin (Khandiss) Klinger of Van Wert, Gregory Klinger of Fort Jennings, Kaleb Baucom of Van Wert, Chelsea Baucom of Columbus; great-grandchildren: Kenton, Leo, and Madisson Klinger; as well as several in-laws along with numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his siblings: Donald Klinger, Sonny Klinger, and Shirley Trammell.

A visitation service will be held on August 19, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory located at 722 S Washington St Van Wert, OH 45891 where the funeral service will follow immediately after at 12:00 PM. Bob will be laid to rest at Ridge Cemetery in Middle Point, Ohio.

For those who prefer, memorial contributions may be directed to St. Rita's Visiting Nurses c/o Mercy Health Foundation Greater Lima, 730 W. Market Street Lima, OH 45801.

 To share in Robert's online memorial, please visit www.alspachgearhart.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891. 

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Saturday, August 19, 2023

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory

722 S Washington St, Van Wert, OH 45891

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Funeral Service

Saturday, August 19, 2023

12:00 - 12:30 pm (Eastern time)

Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory

722 S Washington St, Van Wert, OH 45891

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Burial

Saturday, August 19, 2023

1:00 - 1:15 pm (Eastern time)

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