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Private services for C. John Kleckner

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C. John Kleckner (Johnny) Kleckner, age 69, of Tampa, Florida, passed away on August 12, 2016.

He was born March 2, 1947, in Culver, Indiana, to Carl L. Kleckner and Charlotte E. (Hood) Kleckner, both of whom preceded him in death.

He married the love of his life, Ardis (Bryant) Kleckner, on December 1, 1973.

They had one child, Crescent Johnessa, of Tampa Florida.

Ardis preceded him in death on November 1, 2009.

Surviving are sisters Karen (Dan) Massey, of Portage, Sharen M. Smith, of Chesterton, Martha (Ken) Heyse of Portage, Dora Smith, of Chesterton, and Linda Poor of Pennsylvania. He is also survived by brothers Robert H. ‘Rocky’ (Sue) Smith of Chesterton, and Pete Kleckner, of Colorado. Also surviving are nephews James D. Keen, Robert Todd Smith, Ken (Christine) Heyse II, Scott (Vicki) Heyse, Shaun Heyse, Robert H. (Reyna) Smith IV, and Kenneth Nelson; nieces Michele Fall, Kelly (David) Gardner, Brandi (Steve) Henning, and Melinda (Kevin) Sellers, along with numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.

Also preceding him was his sister Crystal Kleckner.

He was an Indiana resident until 1982 when he moved his family to Florida. Before moving to Florida he was in 150 Operating Engineers as a heavy equipment operator. After moving to Florida he worked on similar equipment. He has summered the last few years with his sisters in Chesterton.

A private service was held with the immediate family.



Posted 8/16/2016





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