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Tobias Funeral Home - Far Hills Chapel

5471 Far Hills Ave, Dayton, OH

OBITUARY

Andrew N. Kleinhenz

February 4, 1930August 4, 2019

Andrew “Andy” Kleinhenz passed away at his daughter’s home on August 4, 2019 in Powell, Ohio. He was surrounded by those he loved. He was 89 years old. Andy was born February 4, 1930 in Maria Stein, Ohio. He was the youngest of nine children. He lived in Maria Stein until joining the US Air Force. He served 4 years, ending his service in Germany and was discharged as a Staff Sergeant. While in Europe, Andy greatly enjoyed traveling. Upon returning to the US, Andy returned to college and graduated from The Ohio State University in 1959 with a degree in business. While in college he was a member of the OSU Newman Center, where he met Elizabeth “Betty” Bell, whom he married in 1959. This past spring they celebrated 60 years of marriage. Andy had a long career in retail management. In 1976 he started Pants Makers, a clothing manufacturing business. He operated that business until 2010 and made many good friends with his employees and customers. Andy enjoyed nature, gardening, travelling, OSU Football, his grandchildren – their accomplishments & sports. He especially liked talking with people. As a father Andy he taught his children and grandchildren the value of hard work, to be kind, the importance of faith, to be loyal to your family and most importantly to spend time with those you love. Andy will be lovingly remembered by his wife Betty; his children Ann (David) Wennberg, John (Julie), Joe, Jerry (Ann); his grandchildren Ethan, Connor, Katy and Max, his brother Harold (Virginia); numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and dear friends. Andy was preceded in death by his parents Anthony and Anna (Lochtefeld) Kleinhenz; siblings Joseph Kleinhenz, Paul Kleinhenz, Mary Heitbrink, Walter Kleinhenz, Katherine Broering, Thomas Kleinhenz, Stanley Kleinhenz; in-laws Adeline Kleinhenz, Irene Kleinhenz, Martha Kleinhenz and Lucille Kleinhenz-Heric, Cornelius Heitbrink and Andrew Broering. The family will receive friends from 4-8 pm on Friday August 16, 2019 at the Tobias Funeral Home, 5471 Far Hills Ave, Dayton, Ohio. Funeral will be at 11 am on Saturday August 17, 2019 at Emmanuel Catholic Church, 149 Franklin Street, Dayton. Burial will be at 1:45 pm on Monday August 19, 2019 at the Dayton National Cemetery, 4400 W Third Street, Dayton. In lieu of flowers Andy requested donations to his favorite charities: EWTN and the Archdiocese of the Military. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Hospice of Central Ohio and his caregivers from HomeWell Senior Care - all who helped Andy stay with those he loved. Condolences may be sent to www.tobiasfuneralhome.com

Services

  • Visitation Friday, August 16, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, August 17, 2019
  • Graveside Service Monday, August 19, 2019

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A.J. Bell

August 13, 2019

Lots of fun joking with Uncle Andy about our shared fondness for the lowly Cincinnati Bengals and their rivalry with the Cleveland Browns. We always had great fun including my most recent visit with him, Aunt Betty and my parents.

We also enjoyed talking about our retail businesses and sharing stories and advice. I will miss those wonderful chats.

Just always such a kind man - we will all miss him !

Jean Bell

August 9, 2019

Dear Beeb,
We are so sorry that we will not be there to celebrate Andy's wonderful life with you. We will remember all the good, fun times together - Buckeye tailgate parties, football bus trips and of course his love of the Bengals.
So happy we had the time together to visit with him at Ann's house.
We had our Italian hug/kiss and he had a great big smile for us before we left.
God bless you and all the family.
Love
Albie and Jeannie

Ann Marie Wennberg

August 8, 2019

Dad,

If love and prayers could have kept you here, you would still be with us.

I miss you but you will be in my heart forever.

Love,
Ann Marie

Barbara Burkard

August 8, 2019

Andy and Betty have been faithful members of Miami Valley Citizens Informed since we first began meeting back in 2009. Andy loved our country and wanted to do whatever he could to restore our religious and constitutional heritage. Andy was always informed and often shared his insights. We will miss him very much but are so thankful that he and Betty could be such a vital part of our group.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY