Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Robert W. Kleer

Robert W. Kleer, age 83, of Shelby, died Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Avita Bucyrus Hospital.

Bob was born February 6, 1936 in Mansfield to the late Frank and Katherine (Walbert) Kleer. He was a graduate of Mansfield Senior High School before entering the United States Army, serving his country during the Korean War. He was a retired employee of General Motors in Ontario where he worked for over 30 years. Bob loved fishing and hunting, enjoyed golfing, and was a woodworker. He and his late wife, Faye, enjoyed traveling, especially the 20 years spent wintering in St. Augustine, Florida. He was a member of the Shelby Eagles and the First Lutheran Church in Shelby.

Bob is survived by his 6 children: Steven Griffith of Mansfield, Julie (Jay) Pettit of Shelby, Mark (Roseann) Griffith of Shenandoah, Wendy R. Kleer of South Carolina, Robert W. “Rob” (Karen) Kleer, II of Michigan, and Randy Kleer of South Carolina; a son-in-law: Jim Brown of Mansfield; 6 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; a brother: Gene (Bonnie) Kleer of Florida; a sister: Darlene Adkins of Ontario. In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his wife: Faye A. (Ball) Kleer on September 25, 2017; and 2 daughters: Marie Brown and Vicky Schumacher.

Family and friends are welcome on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 from 5-7 pm at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 11 am. Pastor Rus Yoak will officiate the services. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery with military honors. Memorial contributions may be made to First Lutheran Church.

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Memories & Condolence

  1. Kelly steiger says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss..
    Thoughts and prayers for the family…

  2. Suzanne Kommer says:

    Prayers and sympathy to the family as they come together to celebrate your life.

  3. Joann Hipsher says:

    Julie and Family,
    Thinking of you, sending our love. May your many happy memories sustain you during this difficult time.
    Joann and Jim Hipsher

  4. Teresa says:

    Mark, Roseann and family,

    So very sorry for your loss. May God give you comfort during this difficult time.

    Teresa (Kepple) Ringley

  5. Louann & Rob Steiner says:

    Julie and families,
    Hugs and prayers for you.
    May God bless you with sweet memories of your dad.

  6. Michael Graham says:

    My condolences to the family. May God give you all peace in this time of loss. Especially Steve and Julie at this time.

    May God Bless and keep you and give you comfort at this time!

  7. Helsel's says:

    Blessing and prayers for the Kleer family and friends

  8. Gerri and Fred Helsel says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Kleer family and friends through their loss and grieving

  9. Peggy Kleer says:

    My Dear Cousins,
    I ran into Sandy Ransom (mutual cousin of ours) yesterday at Springhill Fruit Farm. My nephew & I were up from Columbus for the day. I had no idea Bob, your father passed away! Bob was my first cousin. I’m the daughter of the late John and Marilyn Kleer. Your Dad had the best smile. It is never quite the same without your parents around. It does get easier with time. My condolences (definition – to suffer together) go out to you all. Take all the time to grieve your loss. Be kind to yourselves. Get the rest & nutrition you need. Now God has blessed you lavishly with His love, comfort, peace, & His presence to be by your side to carry you all through your sorrow until joy has returned! In Jesus name Amen. Love, Your Cousin Peggy

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