Robert Lee Klingman

November 17, 1932November 25, 2018

Robert Lee Klingman, 86, of Fremont, passed away Sunday, November 25, 2018 at Countryside Manor. He was born at home in Bradner, Ohio on November 17, 1932 to Donald J. and Laura (Duquette) Klingman. Robert graduated from Bradner High School, and then enlisted in the United States Air Force, where he served from 1953 to 1957. After his service in the military, Robert briefly worked for NASA before returning to his roots and running the Klingman Farms with his family. Robert also owned and operated Economy Plumbers with his wife, Carole Klingman.

Besides serving his country in the military, Robert was also very involved in serving his community. He was a member of Shriners International, the American Legion, and the Eagles. In his free time, he enjoyed stopping by and checking on his farms, and loved to fly the Cessna he had specially painted with his favorite color, red. In addition, Robert was a licensed HAM Radio Operator, and those close to him may recognize him by his call number, WA8WUR.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Carole Klingman, of Fremont, children; William (Coni) Klingman, of Sandusky, OH, Christine Klingman, of Fremont, Thomas (Laura) Klingman of Fremont, grandchildren; Ryan, Sara and Alaina Klingman, step-grandchildren; Matt and Grant Nicholas, 2 great-grandchildren, and his Italian Greyhound, Bella. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, James Klingman, and infant brother, William Klingman.

Services will be private for the family. Burial will take place at Bradner Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donation can be made to ProMedica Hospice.


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Betty Beeker

November 29, 2018

For the Robert KLINGMAN Family,

Bob was an upbeat fellow with adventurous spirit. Never negative which gave him those extra years of life. You will keep those
gifts in your thoughts as you think about your loss.

Sharon Walby

November 29, 2018

Carole and family. Sending my sincere sympathy in the loss of Bob. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Edward Schultz

November 27, 2018

To the Family of Robert Lee Klingman
May loving memories bring comfort to you in this time of sadness.
With Deepest Sympathy
Associated Buyers Employees and Their Families
Edward, Sandra and Donald L. Schultz

Edward Suffecool

November 26, 2018

Carol, Tom and Billy, Bob and Carol were such good friends. Bob was an Aux Highway Patrol member, and he used to ride on patrol with me many hours when I was assigned to Fremont Patrol Post. Later ,years later I was the commander of the District covering the southern part of Ohio, Bob would meet me and ride around the district meeting many troopers who were working at Dayton ,Eaton, Bellefountain, Springfield,St Marys and Piqua. Bob was an all round guy, who loved classic cars, and had owned serveral. Bob and Carol went to Auburn, Indiana with us several years .One year Bob bought a 1955 Chevrolet and a 1969 Chevrolet Malibu. Bob was a real joy to talk to, and he was very versed in about every issue you would want to talk about. In the future I will miss Bob much, and will never forget him.