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Dale D. Kleinhans Dale D. Kleinhans age 82 died November 10, 2018, 8:30am at home in Rescue, CA of natural causes. He was born February 28, 1936 in Canon City, Fremont County, Colorado, the first child of Russell Asa Kleinhans of Flagler, Colorado and Geneva Aileen Cathcart of Guymon, Texas Co., Oklahoma. In 1940 at the age of 4 the family moved from Colorado to Torrance, California. He received his high school diploma In 1953 upon enlisting with the US Marine Corp and stationed at US Marine Air Station, Cherry Point, Havelock, North Carolina. He began his carrier as an engine mechanic working for Shell Oil service station of Torrance and his hobby building engines for dragsters raced at the Lion's Drag Strip in Wilmington, CA. He was employed 16 years as a Hydraulics Specialist, Mechanic and Equipment Operator for Bryon Jackson Oil Well Company Field operations of Texas, in Long Beach, CA. From there he began his carrier as an Electrical Generator Technician for the Onan distributor, Equipment Service Company of Long Beach. From 1972-1975 he was a partner with Frank Hyatt's Generators Unlimited of Redding, CA. The family settled in El Dorado Hills, CA, October of 1978 where he was employed for the next 24 years with Cummins, Inc. of Sacramento as a Field Service Technician. April of 2002, he started the partnership, Foothill Generator Service Co. Inc. with his son Mark Kleinhans until January of 2011 servicing telecommunication's cell tower electrical backup power units. His profession kept him on the road in all Counties of Northern California and Southern Oregon. Dale is survived by his wife of 62 years, Judith "Judy" Ellen Babb of Aitkin, MN., who were married in Torrance, CA., March 25, 1956 and survived by his children all born and raised in Torrance, Steven Duane Kleinhans and his wife Robyn Rouse of Colfax, CA., Mark D. Kleinhans of Rescue, CA., Rebekah Lynn and her husband Mark D'Agostino of Citrus Heights, CA, 3 grandchildren, Hailey Nichole Kleinhans, Kole Stephan Kleinhans, Jessica Rachelle (D'Agostino) and her husband Kenneth Prescott, 2 great grandchildren, Ruby Lynn Gertz and Robert Cody Gertz of Marysville, CA., and adopted son, caregiver, vineyard caretaker, Justin Tylor (Peterson) Lamb of Napa Valley, CA. He is also survived by his brothers, Clifford Asa Kleinhans and wife Dianne, Gary Lee Kleinhans and wife Shirley Austin, All of Humble, TX., 2 sisters Beverly Louise (Kleinhans) Hart (wife of the late James Kenneth Hart), Gloria Lavone (Kleinhans) Harvel, both of Inman, South Carolina. He is preceded in death by his son Craig Scott Kleinhans and granddaughter Rachel Lynn D'Agostino Gertz. Services will be held at Green Valley Cemetery and Mortuary Saturday, September 17, 2018 at 1pm. Services conducted by Pastor David Harris of Sacramento, and Brother Gary Lee Kleinhans of Texas. Visit: https://www.greenvalleymortuary.com/ Please sign the guest book at www.dailybreeze.com/obits
Published in Daily Breeze on Nov. 17, 2018
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