I have lived "with Dr. Kleinert" since 1965. I put my hand through a window at a gym and severely cut my right wrist and the tendon going to my hand. I was rushed to St. Joseph Infirmary where the doctors on call said I would be sewn up but lose the use of my right hand. I was stunned. Then one of the doctors mentioned that Harold Kleinert might have a look at it. He came to the hospital late that night (9:00 or 10:00 PM) and operated with a new tool to pull my tendon back to the wrist for re-attaching and then casting to let it heal properly. I was awake during the surgery and remember Dr. Kleinert recounting to the nurses how upset he was because his daughter's hampster or pet mouse was dieing and she begged him to help since he was a doctor - but he was helpless. Even as a 16 year old I thought, "What a humble man!"
I have full use of my hand today thanks to this caring man. I have had a number of doctors ask about my scare over the years and when I mentioned Dr. Kleinert their reactions were always the same - "You mean thee Harold Kleinert?" I was always so proud to let them know I was a patient of the good doctor.
Thousands will miss this man.
Thousands will benefit from this man's care and expertise. God speed.