Food Culinary 06

Karl W. Kleinert

May 19, 1944 ~ December 29, 2022 (age 78) 78 Years Old
Obituary Image

Karl Kleinert Obituary

Karl W Kleinert,  beloved father, grandfather and friend passed away peacefully on December 29, 2022.  Karl was born in Stockton, California on May 19, 1944 to the late Karl and Bette (nee Powell) Kleinert. He was raised primarily in Bay Village, Ohio, where he enjoyed spending time on the lake and learning to fish with his dad.  After ending a career running a manufacturer’s representatives' company started by his father, Karl worked in the glass industry, an industry he loved.  This work took him to many of his favorite places around the world.  He spent time in the Pacific Northwest, loving the drive along the Columbia River in Oregon, Corning, NY, Prague, Venice, Mexico, Venezuela and South Korea, just to name a few.  Many of these trips he took with his kids. He was always a student, with a love of travel, reading and everyone’s favorite phone-a-friend.  If you need a deli in some small town in New Jersey or a place to get a beer in Germany, Karl always knew a great place nearby.  Karl was famous for his passion for history, sports cars, reading, sport shooting, Native American art and culture and his unexplained disdain for Nicholas Cage (“I really hate that guy”).  Karl was happiest spending time with his children, telling tall tales and eating a good deli sandwich.  He never met a charcuterie board he didn’t like, enjoyed fine and boxed wine, and loved washing them down with a root beer and a Snickers. 

Cheers to you, Dad!  “Thanks be to God!... whoops!”

He is survived by his seven children, Karl (Megan) Kleinert Jr, Katie Anderson, Tina (Brent) Graves, Mary (Trent) Hunton, Clare (Shane) Brim, Nick (Alex) Kleinert and Matt Kleinert. 13 grandchildren; Ellie, Charlotte, Amelia and Lily Kleinert, Maddie Anderson, Green and Azure Graves, Caroline, Mary Malloy and Collin Hunton, and Isabella, Katie and Logan Brim. His brother Ken (Nancy) Kleinert and countless nieces and nephews.

The family will be planning a private memorial on January 21st at the David G. Martens & Son Funeral Home and scattering ashes this summer. We wanted to thank all the people who have cared for him throughout the past few years as he battled several health issues and for the support of family and friends.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to:

 

Native American Heritage Association

PO Box 512

Rapid City, SD 57709

naha-inc.org

 

The Corning Museum of Glass

Advancement Office

1 Museum Way

Corning, NY 14830

Cmog.org

 

Trust for Public Land

PO Box 889336

Los Angeles, CA 90088-9336

tpl.org

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Karl W. Kleinert, please visit our floral store.

Friends and family have shared their relationship to show their support.
How do you know Karl W. Kleinert?
We are sorry for your loss.
Help others honor Karl's memory.
Email
Print
Copy

Services

You can still show your support by sending flowers directly to the family, or by planting a memorial tree in the memory of Karl W. Kleinert
SHARE OBITUARY

© 2024 David G. Martens & Son Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility