George H. Klinck

Last Updated on March 30, 2015 by cassnetwork

klinckGeorge H. Klinck, age 84, Logansport, passed away at 3:40 p.m. on Saturday, March 28, 2015, at Chase Center.

Born April 9, 1930, in Logansport, he was the son of Austin and Gracy McHoleman Klinck.

On September 2, 1949, in Twelve Mile, he was married to Barbara J. Emrah, who survives.

George was a life-long resident of Logansport and a life-long member of the Baptist Temple, serving as Deacon and Financial Secretary.

Retiring from Rockwell International with 33 years of employment, George was a member of the United Steelworkers of America local 3261. He served as treasurer for eight years and Trustee for six years.

He and his wife, Barbara, owned and operated Klinck Fire Extinguishers Sales & Service for thirteen years.

George had been a Democratic Precinct Committeeman for more than 25 years. He had served as president of the Cass County Young Democrats for four years and as the 2nd District Young Democrat Organization as treasurer. For many years

George had been elected as a delegate for the State Democratic Party in Indianapolis.

He had been a member of the Cass County Chapter #145 Izaak Walton League, where he served as secretary-treasurer for five years. George was a member of the original Cass County Civil Defense and had been a fifteen year member of the Salvation Army Citizens’ Advisory Board. He was a life member of the Cass County Historical Society and had been a member of the former Eagles Lodge #323 for over fifty years. He was a member of the Logansport Coin Club.

With an honorable discharge from the U. S. Naval Reserve, George was a member of the American Legion Post 60.

A 1949 graduate of Logansport High School, George enjoyed monthly luncheons with his former classmates and friends. He enjoyed all family activities and especially enjoyed teaching all of his children and grandchildren to roller skate, which was one of the highlights of his life. One of his best memories was his two rides in World War II B17 and B24 Bombers.

In the past, he and his wife, Barbara, enjoyed many of their summers at their home at Lake Bruce, and their winter home in Lake Placid, Fla. Last, but not least, he enjoyed his two favorite cats, Runt and Fluffy, for eighteen years.

Surviving are a son, David (Linda) Klinck; Georgia (Ron) Schroder and Frances (Steve) Lucas, all of Logansport.
Also surviving are a brother, Mason Klinck, New Hampshire; grandchildren, Zachary (Tammy) Klinck, Nathanial (Whitney) Klinck, Brett Schroder, Anissa Schroder-House (Henry House) , Dorian Lucas, Joshua Benson and Stephanie Frank; great-grandchildren, Matthew, Andrew, Sarah, Simon, Rylea, Max, Alivia, Alayna, Shane, Joshua and Elaine; and a number of nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

A great-granddaughter, Taylor Lucas, and a sister, Ruth Ehler, preceded him in death.

The funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 2, 2015, at Kroeger Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dr. Horace Smith officiating.

Visitation will be from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, also at the funeral home.

Interment will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cass County Humane Society, 700 Water Street, the Salvation Army, PO Box 266, or the Baptist Temple, 700 East Broadway, all Logansport, IN  46947. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Family and friends may leave a memory or message of condolence by visiting the online obituary at www.kroegerfuneralhome.com.