Ruth Kleman


DELPHOS — Ruth "Tula" Kleman, 99, died at 5:35 a.m. Dec. 4, 2013, at Vancrest of Delphos.

She was born Sept. 2, 1914, in Putnam County to Alexander and Katie Hetrick Dunlap, who preceded her in death. She married Gilbert John Schulte, who died Dec. 13, 1935. She then married Charles Louis Kleman, who died Jan. 31, 1970.

Mrs. Kleman was a housewife. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Eagles Auxiliary 471, a life member of the VFW Auxiliary 3035 and the American Legion Auxiliary 268.

She is survived by three sons, Jerome (Wilma) Kleman, of Newark, Keith (Julia) Kleman, of Venedocia, and George (Joyce) Kleman, of Wadsworth; two daughters: Raylene (Elmer) Fischer, of Delphos, and Charlotte Smith, of Burleson, Texas; one brother, Paul (Bea) Dunlap, of Cridersville, a daughter-in-law, Joan Schulte, of Fort Jennings; a sister-in-law, Joyce Dunlap, of Springfield; 25 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren and 34 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Herbert "Bud" Dunlap and Kenneth Dunlap; seven sisters, Iona Hole, Gert Fetzer, Lill Dunlap, Dodie Fetzer, Nell Vogt-Dickman, Pat Dickman and Leah Fetzer; a son, Gilbert Schulte; a daughter, Alvina H. Stallkamp; two sons-in-law, Carl Smith and Bill Stallkamp; a granddaughter and a great-granddaughter.

Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Father Chris Bohnsack will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Ottoville.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at Harter & Schier Funeral Home, Delphos, where an Eagles Auxiliary service will begin at 5 p.m., a VFW Auxiliary service at 7 p.m. and a parish wake at 7:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Delphos Senior Citizens Transportation Fund, Vancrest Activities Department or State of the Heart Hospice.

Published in The Lima News from Dec. 4 to Dec. 5, 2013