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A. KATHARINE "KATE" KLEEMAN, 86, of Garrett, died on Friday, April 27, 2012. Born March 13, 1926, in Garrett, he was the son of the late Don E. and Alice H. (Harsh) Van Fleit. She was a clerk at the Garrett Telephone Company - retiring in 1983. She married Donald M. Kleeman on Oct. 30, 1947, in Waterloo, he died on April 20, 1983. She was a graduate of Garrett High School and attended Purdue University. She was a member of the Garrett United Methodist Church, founding member of the Garrett Alumni Association - serving as its corresponding secretary; Tri Kappa Sorority, and the Garrett Historical Society. She is survived by two sons and a daughter, Gary Kleeman of Garrett, Jeff (Elaine) Kleeman of Angola and Ann Kleeman of Garrett; one granddaughter, Stefanie Schupbach of Auburn; and two great-grandsons, Logan and Cole Schupbach of Auburn. She was preceded in death by her parents, Don E. and Alice H. Van Fleit; husband, Don M. Kleeman; a son, John Kleeman; two brothers, Dr. William Van Fleit and James Herzer; and three sisters, Mary "Chubb" Clark, Betty Gordon and Barbara Painter. Service is 1 p.m. Monday, April 30, 2012, at Thomas Funeral Home, Garrett, with visitation one hour prior. Dr. Scott Shoaff officiating. Visitation also from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 29, 2012, at Thomas Funeral Home. Burial will follow service in Christian Union Cemetery, Garrett. Memorials to Garrett United Methodist Church or the Garrett Public Library Foundation. To send a condolence, sign the online register book or view a video tribute visit: www.thomasfuneralhome.org Arrangements by Thomas Funeral Home , Garrett.
Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Apr. 28, 2012
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