Vernon L. Klinger

Vernon L. Klinger, 82, of Tower City, died Thursday, March 14, 2013 at Heritage Mill Personal Care Home, Tower City.

Born in Wiconisco, May 1, 1930, he was a son of the late Mary Mertz Klinger.

He was a graduate of Tower City High School. He was a Navy veteran.

Vernie was a retired mechanic, having owned his own business, Klinger's Korner, Tower City, for more than 50 years.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Jean O'Neill Klinger, on Dec. 20, 2012; a son, Kenneth L., in 2006; two brothers, George and Earl Klinger; three sisters, Vivian Adams, Luella Umberger and Violet Shuey.

Surviving are three daughters, Carole A. Klinger, Harrisburg, Karen J. Klinger, New Cumberland, and Kay M. Livelsberger, Mount Joy; two sons, Carl L. Klinger and Chris V. Klinger, both of Tower City; nine grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Monday, March 18 from the Chapel of the Dimon Funeral Homes Inc., Tower City, with the Rev. Edward Gobrecht officiating. Interment was in Maple Grove Cemetery, Elizabethville.

Published in The News Item from Mar. 21 to Mar. 28, 2013