Deborah Kay Klingman, age 71, passed away December 25th, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Hartville, Ohio on April 25, 1950, daughter of the late Donald and Helen (Mosley) Shatzer.
Debbie graduated from Orange High School in 1968. She met her husband, Dennis Klingman, on July 4, 1970, and they were married 8 months later on March 20, 1971 at Garfield Memorial Church in Orange, Ohio. They lived in Bowling Green, moved to Burton Village, followed by Middlefield Village, then later moved to their home in Burton Township to accommodate their growing family of three boys. Debbie worked at Johnson Rubber, Newbury Schools cafeteria, The Frank Agency, and Settlers Farm.
Debbie loved to travel with her husband and friends. Her favorite places to visit were Pennsylvania (where Dennis and Debbie had a cabin), California, Wyoming, and Montana. She also visited Alaska, England and Amsterdam.
In her spare time from working and raising three boys, Debbie loved to knit, which calmed her when the boys were growing up. She also loved to snowmobile, go boating, fishing, camping and to make campfires. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother that enjoyed school concerts, sports events, and many other occasions with her family.
Debbie is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Dennis Klingman, her loving sons, Doug (Tanya), David (Sharon) and Daniel (Kristin), her beloved grandchildren, Kelsey, James, Ella and Caden Klingman, her siblings, Tom (Alice) Shatzer, Linda Jarden, Holly (Bob) Powell and Barbara Smith, along with many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents Donald and Helen Shatzer and brother Billy Shatzer.
Memorial calling hours will be held, 4:00 PM Friday January 7, 2022, at the Sly Family Funeral Home, 15670 W. High St., Middlefield, OH. 44062, followed by a Celebration of her life at 6:00 PM.
Debbie's Service will be Livestreamed on our Facebook Page (Link Below). Livestream will start about 5:50 PM
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