Chapter Grand

Steve Klingman #403

Steve was born on March 12, 1960 and passed away December 17, 2015 after a long illness. Steve was gifted with great energy and enthusiasm and an easy way with anyone he met. His infectious personality led him to befriend all he encountered. You can look it up in the dictionary....That's Steve's picture next to the definition of "Great Guy". Steve loved to work with his hands, whether on his beloved Mako boats, in the kitchen, or on hardwood floors. He delighted giving hand made offbeat signs as gifts to his friends and family. Steve was married for over 20 years to his high school sweetheart Leslie. After many years they were blessed with a beautiful son, Carson. Steve was a devoted husband and father until his illness limited his abilities. Steve graduated from Highland Park High School in 1979 and attended Stephen F. Austin University where he pledged Phi Delta Theta fraternity. Steve was an avid outdoorsman his entire life. He loved all hunting and fishing but especially duck hunting with his brother Bruce. His favorite place in the world was Door County, Wisconsin. He could be found there either fishing for salmon on Lake Michigan or puttering around the old house and property originally built by his great-grandfather. His family is comforted in the knowledge that Steve is in God's loving arms and that his body and mind are finally free from the curse of alcohol.

Steve is pre-deceased by his father, William G. Klingman. He is survived by his ex-wife Leslie Williams Klingman, his son Carson William Klingman, his mother Marilyn Anderson Klingman, his brother and sister-in-law Bruce and Barbara Klingman, nieces Anne Klingman Holmes, Elizabeth Klingman DuFlo, and Mary Frances Klingman. He also leaves behind both his Anderson side (Anderson, Hendrix, and Dawson) and Klingman side (Rush and Milici), aunts, uncles, cousins and their families. He is also survived by his former wife's family Cal and Jeannie Peterka, and Lorrie and Walter Beck and their children. A memorial service will be held at the Church of the Incarnation, 3966 McKinney Ave, Dallas on Tuesday December 22, 2015 at 2:00 PM in the Memorial Chapel. Memorials are requested in lieu of flowers to Delta Waterfowl Foundation. Address 1312 Basin Ave., Bismarck, ND 58504. earmarked for their predator control programs.