Harlan Klinge, 79, Beaver Dam

May 26, 2019

Harlan “Herb” H. Klinge, 79, Beaver Dam, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2019, at the VA Hospital in Madison.

Herb was born Nov. 17, 1939, in Dalton, Nebraska, the son of Herbert and Esther (Smith) Klinge. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps in Vietnam as an electrical engineer and missle specialist from 1962-1966. On Aug. 10, 1968, he was united in marriage to Joyce Steinhauer. A lover of racing and working on cars, Herb owned Westside Service Center in Madison for several years and was on a pit crew with his friends Jim, Buck, Kerry and Bruce. After moving to Three Lakes, he worked at a machine shop as well. Herb was an avid Brewers fan and also enjoyed watching his grandson, Adam play baseball for his high school team, the Golden Beavers. A special thanks to coach Nate Wilke and his teammates for having Adam’s back during this hard time. Herb loved animals and was also a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam.

Harlan is survived by his wife, Joyce Klinge of Beaver Dam; daughter, Debbie (Jody) Chase of Beaver Dam; son, Chris Klinge of Madison; grandson, Adam Chase; six nephews and one niece; and further survived by other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Esther; brother, Doug Klinge; sisters, Vernie (Don), Delores (Frank), and Evelyn (Jack); and other relatives.

A memorial gathering will be held Friday, May 31, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1310 N. Center St., Beaver Dam from 11 a.m. until the time of the memorial service at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Colin Vanderhoof officiating. A luncheon will be served immediately after at the church. Inurnment will take place at St. Paul’s Liberty Lutheran Cemetery in Deerfield at a later date.

The family thanks everyone at the VA Hosptial for the friendships and the excellent care given to Herb.

Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services, 135 Keller Blvd., Beaver Dam, is honored to be serving the family. Send private online condolences or sign the family’s guest book at www.cstonefs.com.

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