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James Klingler

May 18, 1929 - December 8, 2015

Burial Date January 1, 1970

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James Howe Klingler, 86 died December 8, 2015 at his residence. James was born May 18, 1929 in Hancock County, Ohio to the late John Henry and Marie Pratt Klingler. On March 11, 1951, he married Donna June Gossard who preceded him in death December 7, 2015.
James was a member of Bethel Church of Christ. He was a veteran serving in the Navy from 1946-1950, aboard the aircraft carrier, USS Valley Forge. He also worked at ONU in the janitorial department and McCurdy’s Wagon and Steel in Ada, Fruehauf in Delphos and UAP now Triplett in Forest, Ohio.
He enjoyed his grandchildren very much. He also was passionate about owning and trading motorcycles, boats and cars.
James is also survived by a son John Everett Judy Klingler of Lima; three grandchildren, Heather Robert Stoodt of Elida, Catherine Ryan Briggs of Blythe, Georgia, Joshua Tiffany Klingler of Lima; two great-granddaughters, Elliana Grace Briggs and Parker Elizabeth Klingler; a sister-in-law Pauline Klingler of Bluffton; three brothers-in-law Paul Gossard of Bluffton, Carroll Edna Gossard and Kenneth Barb Gossard both of Findlay; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother Arthur Roy Klingler and three sisters Doris Everett, Hazel M. Auston and Dorothy Bagley.
A Joint Funeral Service with his wife, Donna Klingler will be held at 11:00 am Thursday December 10th at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton. Pastor Brandon Mayden officiating. Burial will in Lafayette Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Post #185, Ada.


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