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Dean Earl Kleinschrodt

April 5, 1940 ~ January 15, 2024 (age 83) 83 Years Old

Dean Kleinschrodt Obituary

Dean Earl Kleinschrodt, 83 of Boyne Falls, Michigan, passed away on January 15, 2024.

Dean was born on April 5, 1940, to Richard G. and Elsie I. (Miller) Kleinschrodt at their home near Boyne Falls, Michigan.

He joined the Army on September 16, 1959, being sent to Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri for basic and advanced training as a Steel Structure Specialist. On February 19, 1960, he joined his sweetheart, Deana Wiegandt, in marriage lasting almost six decades ending with her passing on February 6, 2018. Following a six-year military obligation in Missouri and Texas, he returned home to Boyne Falls. Working briefly at Petoskey Manufacturing, Howes Tannery in Boyne City, Michigan, Camp-Sea-Gull, then EJIW now EJ for thirty-two and a half years retiring in July 2002.

On October 27, 2018, he married Martha Tillotson at the Walloon Lake Community Church.

Dean enjoyed hunting, fishing trips to Canada and Pike Lake, recycling beer cans with his friends, caring for his wife, and working with The American Legion.

He is survived by his wife Martha Kleinschrodt; son Donald; daughter Donna; step-sons Gary (Joanne) Jepsen, David (Tracey) Jepsen, Thomas (Sharon) Jepsen; step-daughter Eva (Brian) Taylor; sister Martha Baumgartner; sisters-in-law Sally, and Melvie; brother and sister-in-law Darryl and Lynne Smith, Mike and Faith Fusco; sisters-in-law Cindy (Carl) Reed, Anne Merchant, Shiela (David) Blough, and Georgia (Tim) McCracken; brother-in-law John (Tresea) Tillotson; five grandsons: Nathan, Walter, Jordan, Raymond, and Jesse; one granddaughter; four great-grandsons and four great-granddaughters; two great-great-granddaughters; and many nieces and nephews.

Dean is preceded in death by his wife Deana Kleinschrodt; parents Richard and Elsie Kleinschrodt; sisters Ester and Betty; brothers Jerome and Wayne; and great-granddaughter Deana Lucille.

Arrangements are in the care of Stackus Funeral Home of Boyne City, Michigan.

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Memorial Service
February 12, 2024

1:00 PM
Walloon Lake Community Church
04320 M-75
Walloon Lake, MI 49796


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