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Cornelius 'Neil' Kleman
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    Wapakoneta, OH 45895

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“11/21/17 Our sincere condolences to you Ron and Diana on your Dad's passing. Also to Stacey, Jared, and great grandsons. I have known Ron...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Joseph and Marilyn Garcia - OH

“Sorry to hear of your father's passing. He was always a good neighbor with a big smile and a high wave when he greeted me. My thoughts and prayers...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Gregory Comer - AR - Neighbor

“Ron and Diane. So sorry to miss your. Dads passing. We would of been there if we were in town. He and you are in our prayers. You father will be...Read More »
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“Diana, so sorry to hear about your father. I only met your parents a few times, but they were very friendly and open people. I'm sorry for your...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Marlene Ballweg - Wapakoneta, OH

“Your father was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed.Sending love and prayers your way at this difficult time. ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Debby VanCamp - Port Clinton, OH

“Dear Ron, Suzie told me tonight of your dads passing. I am so sorry for this great loss. You've done the very best for your parents. When grief...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Doris Altman - Findlay, OH


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Cornelius E. "Neil" Kleman, age 89 of Wapakoneta, died at 8:06 p.m., Monday, November 13, 2017 at St. Rita's Medical Center Emergency Room. He was born November 16, 1927 in Lima, Ohio to the late Cornelius H. and Mildred M. Kreiger Kleman. On August 5, 1950 he married Mary Katherine Harter, who preceded him in death September 4, 2015.

Neil was owner operator of Kleman's Apartments, landowner of Cridersville Speedway, previously owned Kleman Used Cars and Klemans Restaurant. He was very adventursome, parachuting, riding motorcycles, riding roller coaster, racing gocarts, and had his pilots license and flew his own planes. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, a member of Buckeye Farm Antiques, and enjoyed working on and collecting antique engines. He was a U.S. Army Veteran during World War II and then joined the Merchant Marines. He loved traveling, especially his trips to Daytona on his motorcyles with his buddies.

He was survived by a son - Ron Kleman of Wapakoneta; a daughter - Diana Kleman of Wapakoneta; a granddaughter - Stacey (Jared) Clausing of Wapakoneta; 2 great grandsons - Kolvyn Clausing and Brantsyn Clausing; and his beloved cat - Sweet Pea.

He was preceded in death by a infant brother - Robert Kleman.

Funeral services will begin Noon on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. Father Patrick Sloneker will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Wapakoneta. Military rites will be observed by the V.F.W. Post 8445 of Wapakoneta.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 15th and from 10:00 - noon Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Auglaize County Human Society.