Barbara J. Klinck

Last Updated on July 31, 2015 by cassnetwork

bklinckBarbara J. Klinck, age 83, Logansport, passed away at 11:47 p.m., on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, in Chase Center.

Born on January 11, 1932 in Fulton, she was the daughter of Joseph and Irene Barker Emrah.

On September 2, 1949, in Twelve Mile, she was married to George H. Klinck, who preceded her in death on March 28, 2015.

Barb had been employed in customer service at the National Bank of Logansport, retiring in 1988, after 18 years of service.  Prior to that, she held the appointed position of branch manager of the Cass County Bureau of Motor Vehicles.  She also had been co-owner of the Klinck Fire Extinguisher business with her husband for 13 years.

Barb had been very active in the Cass County Democratic Party, serving as County Vice Chairman, secretary to the 5th District Committee, precinct committeewoman and delegate to Democratic State Conventions. She also was an active member of the Cass County Democratic Women’s Club and a member of the North Central Democratic Women’s Club.

Barb was a life member of the VFW Auxiliary Post 3790, American Legion Auxiliary Post 60 and a member of the Baptist Temple.

She enjoyed her monthly luncheons with the LHS Class of 1950 and playing cards.

In the past, she and her husband enjoyed spending time at their home on Lake Bruce and in the winter with their friends at Lake Placid, FL.

Barb was a great cook, hosting many family dinners. She took great pride in teaching her daughters the art of candy-making with the hope that it would be passed on to future generations.

Barb was a great lover of cats. But most especially, she enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Surviving are a son, David (Linda) Klinck, Cheyenne, WY; daughters, Georgia (Ron) Schroder and Fran (Steve) Lucas, all of Logansport.

Also surviving are 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, Fletcher, Rylea, Max, Alivia, Alayna, Shane, Joshua and Elaine; sister-in-law, Gillea Emrah, Fort Wayne; and a number of nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Preceding in death were three sisters, Joann Jones, Frances Hyman, Jeanne Spring, and one brother, John “Bud” Emrah.

Visitation will be from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 2, 2015, at Kroeger Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be on Monday at 11:00 a.m., also at the funeral home, with Rev. Dr. Horace Smith officiating.

Full interment will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cass County Humane Society (cat room), 700 Water Street, Logansport, IN 46947.

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