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Donald Calvin "Don"  Kleckner

Donald Calvin "Don" Kleckner
  • November 24, 1942 - March 10, 2017
  • Battle Creek, Michigan

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“We have many memories of the whole Kleckner family. Rachelle was in the same class as Ron and the older children were in Youth Group at Calvary...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Pastor Dave and Bonnie Maitland - PA

“Our deepest sympathy to the entire Kleckner family. My earliest memories of Don are playing catch {baseball} with him in the early 1950"s when we...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Bruce Gamiere - DEFIANCE, OH

“My mother, Shirley Gleeten Baltz, was a first cousin to Don, Rosalie, Louise, and Philip. I fondly remember going with my family as a young girl to...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Debbie Dale (Baltz) - Carmel, IN

“My condolences to the family to aunt Louise aunt Rose and my stepdad Philip uncle Don will be greatly missed ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: Candy Johnston - Hope mills, NC

“oh, and had to add a candle! .... Linley! ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Linley Bordine-Houseman - MI

“Uncle Don will be missed ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Candy Johnston - Hope mills, NC

“I so sorry to my cousins and there families ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Darwin Kleckner - Easton, MD

“My sincere sympathy to Uncle Don's children, Aunt Rose. Aunt Louise, and my Stepdad. ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Maria Schall - Edinboro, PA

“Ron and Family:We were so shocked to hear of your dad's passing. So, so sorry. We really had fun back in those Gary Fields Days listening to music...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Linley Bordine-Houseman - MI

“thoughts and prayers for our nieces and nephews. ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Philip and Juanita Kleckner - PA

“I'm so sorry for your loss. He was a great man who'll be missed by all that knew him.Let us know if we can help in anyway. Prayers to the family at...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Corey & Lisa Parlin - Schoolcraft, MI

“My condolences go out to my cousins and your children, Aunt Louise, Aunt Rose and Dad for your loss. Rest in Peace, Uncle Don. My thoughts are with...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Carrie Kleckner-Bennett - PA

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Donald Calvin "Don" Kleckner of Battle Creek MI

Don passed away unexpectedly on Friday, March 10, 2017, in Battle Creek, MI.

He was born in Meadville, PA on November 24, 1942, the son of Calvin and Thelma (Andrews) Kleckner, Jr. Don was a 1961 graduate of Cambridge Springs High School. On June 23, 1962, he married his high school sweetheart, Alice Ann Panko and she sadly preceded him in death on January 15, 1985 after an extended battle with cancer.

Don's skills and passion for carpentry were put to good use as a self-employed contractor, building quality homes for many years, including his own. His next chapter in life led to the ownership and operation of Cozy Kitchens & Baths in Meadville, PA. After relocating to Michigan in 2004 to live closer to his children, Don continued the work he loved in the carpentry industry at The Kitchen Shop in Battle Creek, MI alongside many wonderful co-workers.

Don is survived by his children, Paula Kleckner of Kalamazoo, MI, Derick Kleckner of Raleigh, NC, Joanne (Tim) Angles of Waukesha, WI and Ronald Kleckner of Portage, MI; his grandchildren, Rebekah (Kevin) Ridgeway, Kayla Harvey, Alyssa Kleckner, Jared Kleckner, Nathan (Ashley) Angles, Justin Angles, Lauren Angles, Lindsay Angles, and Jeremy Angles; his two sisters, Rosalie Kangas and Louise (Duane) Taylor of Albion, PA and his brother, Philip (Juanita) Kleckner of Albion, PA. In addition to his wife, Alice Kleckner, he was also preceded in death by his infant daughter, Koreen, in 1964, his mother, Thelma Andrews Kleckner in 2000, and his father, Calvin Kleckner, Jr. in 2003.

All are invited to attend Don's memorial gathering at First Wesleyan Church located at 14425 Helmer Road South in Battle Creek, MI on Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 PM. There will also be visiting hours on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at the Van Matre Family Funeral Home at 306 Erie St. in Edinboro, PA from 1:00-3:00 with a service following at 3:00 PM. The family asks that memorials be made to the charity of the donor's choice. The Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Battle Creek is assisting Don's family with his Battle Creek arrangements.

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