The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

December 21, 2013

Robert E. Klingman, 87, Mifflinburg


The Daily Item

— MIFFLINBURG — Robert “Bob” Eugene Klingman, 87, of 93 Laney St., since 1986, entered into rest at 4:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg.

He was born July 5, 1926, in Mifflinburg, a son of the late Charles Luther and Anna Mary (Doebler) Klingman. On Sept. 11, 1950, in East Prospect, he married the former Anna Mae Wehr, who preceded him in death Feb. 1, 2011.

Bob was a 1944 graduate of Mifflinburg High School and a 1951 graduate of West Virginia University School of Forestry.

He was a veteran of World War II and served in the Navy from July 1944 until his honorable discharge in June 1946.

Bob was employed as the assistant director of Bureau of State Parks for the State Department of Forest and Waters Department of Environmental Resources until he retired in 1986. A Raymond B. Winter State Park Office Building was named in honor of Bob’s dedication to his work with the bureau.

He was a member of the St. John’s United Church of Christ, Mifflinburg, where he served on the church council and various committees.

Bob was a member of the and the Free and Accepted Masons Lodge and Charity Lodge #144, Lewisburg; Ancient Accepted Scottish Rites, Williamsport; Susquehanna Valley Amateur Radio Club; Buffalo Valley Sportsmen’s Club, Mifflinburg; Union County Sportsmen’s Club, Weikert; and the Black Gap Hunting Camp, Mifflinburg.

He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and camping.

Surviving are nieces and nephews, Jean and Dick Kay, of California, Joyce and Dick Beck, Peggy and Garvis Kron, Donna Williams, and Bill and Paula Wehr, all of Lewisburg, Judy McCarty of Muncy, Richard Beaver, of Corning, NY, C. Gordon Klingman, of Mifflinburg, James and Carol Reeser, of Lock Haven, Charles and Vicki Reeser, of Kingsport, Tenn., Patricia and Harold Steidler, of York, David Schnure, of Mifflinburg, John and Linda Schnure, of Mifflinburg, Candy Schnure, of Chicago, Bradley Gotshall, of Mifflinburg, William Keiser, of Lancaster, Daniel Keiser, of Milton, Molly and Kenneth McCullion, of Kreamer, and Edward Reaser, of Whittier, Calif.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, William and Gordon Klingman; and six sisters, Edythe Klingman Johnson, Pauline Sayers, Eleanor Reeser, June Schnure, Hilda Keiser, and Greta Reaser.

There will be no public viewing.  The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Roupp Funeral Home Inc., 8594 Old Turnpike Rd., Mifflinburg, with the Rev. Susan Gabbard, officiating.

Burial will be in the Mifflinburg Cemetery, with military honors by the Mifflinburg American Legion Post 410 and area veterans.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the St. John’s United Church of Christ, Organ Fund, 417 Market St., Mifflinburg.