Rolene R. Klingaman

May 27, 1927 ~ April 26, 2018 (age 90)


Rolene, R. Klingaman, 90, of Kalamazoo, formerly of Tekonsha, died on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at her home surrounded by her family following a short illness.

Mrs. Klingaman was born on May 27, 1927 in Batavia Township to Wilbur and Alice (Chapman) D'Water. She attended school in Batavia Township. On June 27, 1969 she married Darl L. Klingaman in Tekonsha. He preceded her in death on August 26, 2014.

Mrs. Klingaman worked for many years at Corning Glass in Albion and she also worked at Tekonsha Engineering. She retired in the early 1990s. She was a member of the Tekonsha Church of God. Mrs. Klingaman enjoyed being outside working in her flowers, and she was an avid sewer, enjoyed crochet, and cooking. She loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren.

She is survived by her children, Donald (Tracy) Jenkins, Alice Jenkins, Florinda (Rick) Mack, Jeff (Tina) Klingaman, Steve (Mary) Klingaman, Kim (John) Kieller, Julie (John) Duty; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; grandson Derek Klingaman; siblings, Donald, Hugh, Nelson D'Water, and Lillian Jenkins.

Family will welcome friends on Tuesday May 1, 2018 from 4PM-7PM at the Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services, Marshall Chapel 723 US 27 North. Funeral services celebrating her life will take place at 1PM on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at the Kempf family Funeral and Cremation Services Marshall Chapel with Reverend James Codde officiating. Interment will follow at Tekonsha Riverside Cemetery. Family will gather with friends following the committal services at the Union Church of Tekonsha UCC, 206 West Randall Street Tekonsha. Memorial contributions are requested to Great Lakes Hospice, . Assistance with memorials is also available at the Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services.


MAY 1. 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)

Marshall Chapel of Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services
723 US HWY 27 North
Marshall, MI, 49068


MAY 2. 1:00 PM (EDT)

Marshall Chapel of Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services
723 US HWY 27 North
Marshall, MI, 49068

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