Date of Death:  September 13, 2022

Service Details

Visitation will be held Saturday, October 8, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. – noon at Hohner Funeral Home, 1004 Arnold St., Three Rivers. A celebration of life will follow at noon at the funeral home. Son James will speak; friends are invited to share stories as well. Dress is casual; light refreshments will be served.

Obituary Notice

Patrick James Klingerman, 72, of Three Rivers, passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at Ascension Borgess-Pipp Hospital in Plainwell.

He was born September 13, 1950 in South Bend, IN, the son of James and Sidonia (Csillak) Klingerman, and graduated from Fort Wayne with the Class of 1969.

Pat worked at Essex Wire and Graber Salvage, until working for Walters Dimmick Petroleum for 38 years. He served on the Planning Commission for the Three Rivers community. 

A pillar of the community, Pat was very passionate, but generous and willing to help anyone. He loved Notre Dame and honoring people and places he loved.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, James and Sidonia (Csillak) Klingerman; sister, Sue Turnpaugh; and brother, James Klingerman.

Remaining to cherish his memory are his sons, James Klingerman (Dawn) of Schoolcraft and Patrick Klingerman (Laurie) of Niles; brother and sisters, Curt Klingerman, Patty Walters, Sandy Campbell (Frank), Cheryl Britton (Gary), and Carol Crabtree; grandchildren, James, Joshua, Nicholas, Morgan, Megan, Brittany, Dylan, and Cassie; and many nieces and nephews.

Additional Information

Donations in Pat’s memory may be directed to the Three Rivers Lions Club or the charity of one’s choice. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

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  1. I can’t even begin to tell you the fun that we had with Pat at the Walters-Dimmick Family. He worked hard
    and played hard. If you wanted someone to get things done and make you laugh Pat was your guy.
    I have many many fun stories probably should not go into them here, but wanted to let everyone know how
    much we loved him. Good Man, Best of Friend, always a gentleman. I don’t ever really thing he knew my real name, he always called me Baby , I think couple times I said to him you know my real name is Sue, he shot
    back SO not to me! Loved him very much!
    Love ya always,

    Sue Snyder (Baby)

  2. Pat was a shell rep and friend to our family. My father and older brother John enjoyed his friendship, playing cards with a group of men. Pat was the life of the party. Our family is saddened to hear of his passing. Our sympathies to the family and those closest to him.

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