Auman's Inc. Funeral Home

390 West Neversink Road, Reading, PA


Claude Winfield Kleinsmith

August 30, 1926July 27, 2019

Claude Winfield "Mort" Kleinsmith 92, passed away Saturday July 27, 2019 in Berkshire Center. His loving wife Beverly L. (Geisinger) Kleinsmith passed away May 13, 2012. He was born on August 30, 1926 in Neversink, a son of the late Chester F and Louisa (Hafer) Kleinsmith. Mort was a Navy veteran serving during WWII and was employed by D.B. Diefenderfer & Bro. as a heavy equipment operator for 37+ years retiring there. He was a member of International Union of Operating Engineers Local #542 and was an avid hunter, fisher, and bowler. Claude worked part time at Laurel Lanes and Bowl-O-Rama. When he would tell Navy stories, he would say he crossed the ocean 7 times. He would enjoy getting together with his brothers for family gatherings. The staff loved Claude when he spent time at Green Hills Manor, Berkshire Center and Reading Hospital. Surviving are his 3 children: Ira Kleinsmith of Mohnton, Eric Kleinsmith of Robesonia, Claudine and her husband David Kramer of Sinking Spring, 5 grandchildren: David and his wife Brooke Kramer, Brandon Kramer, Stephanie Kramer, Jared and his wife Heather Kleinsmith, Cody and his wife Karley Kleinsmith, and 2 great grandchildren: Kinsley Kramer and Madison Kramer. Claude was predeceased by his 5 brothers and 1 sister. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. Memorial services will be Friday August 2, 2019 at 2pm in Auman's Inc Funeral Home, 390 W Neversink Rd., Reiffton with a gathering from 1-2pm. Inurnment to follow in Forest Hills Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hillside SPCA, PO Box 233 Pottsville, PA 17901. www.aumansinc.com


  • Beverly L Kleinsmith, Wife (deceased)
  • Louisa Kleinsmith, Mother (deceased)
  • Chester L Kleinsmith, Father
  • Ira Kleinsmith, Son
  • Eric Kleinsmith, Son
  • Claudine Kramer, Daughter
  • David Kramer, Son-in-law
  • David Kramer, Grandson
  • Brandon Kramer, Grandson
  • Stephanie Kramer, Granddaughter
  • Jared Kleinsmith, Grandson
  • Cody Kleinsmith, Grandson
  • Kinsley Kramer, Great Granddaughter
  • Madison Kramer, Great Granddaughter
  • Predeceased by 5 brothers and one sister.


  • Memorial Gathering Friday, August 2, 2019
  • Memorial Service Friday, August 2, 2019


Claude Winfield Kleinsmith

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