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Mary Ellen Klingerman

June 30, 1927 ~ January 8, 2018 (age 90)


Mary Ellen Klingerman, residing in Wakarusa, IN, formerly of Lakeville and Bremen, passed away at 11:10 a.m. Monday,  January 8, 2018 at Miller's Merry Manor in Wakarusa, at the age of 90 years.  She was born June 30, 1927 in St. Joseph County, IN, a daughter of Omer C. & Mary R. (Summers) Mangus, and has remained a lifelong resident of this area. 

On December 31, 1947 in St. Joseph County, she was united in marriage to Arthur Klingerman. They enjoyed nearly 55 years of marriage until his passing on October 7, 2002.  She was also preceded in death by a sister, Claire Kleiner of New Jersey, and her brother, Quinten Mangus.

Mrs. Klingerman is survied by her daughter, Kathryn A. (Dr. Frank) Snyder of Bremen, IN; and her three sons, Stephen E. (Betty) Klingerman of Plymouth, IN; David J. (Linda) Klingerman of Elkhart, IN; and Mark L. (Jackie) Klingerman of Plymouth, IN.  Also surviving are seven grandchildren, Angela (John) Day, Ginger Mosier, Andrew (Becky) Klingerman, Michael (Alana) Klingerman, Ben (Amy) Snyder, Leslie (Monty) Singh, and Joe (Lisa) Snyder, nineteen great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild, along with a step-brother, Don (Marie) VanOsdol of Florida, and a very special niece Judy Kleiner of New Jersey who was just like a daughter to her.

Memorial services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 13th, at the Nappanee Missionary Church, Nappanee.  Burial will be at Fair Cemetery, North Liberty.

Memorial contributions may be offered to the Nappanee Missionary Church, 70417 SR 19, Nappanee, IN 46550.  Arrangements for Mrs. Klingerman are under the care and direction of the Palmer Funeral Home-Lakeville.  Online condolences to the family may be sent to

Charitable donations may be made to:

Nappanee Missionary Church
70417 State Road 19, Nappanee IN 46550

 Service Information

Memorial Service
January 13, 2018

11:00 AM
Nappanee Missionary Church
70417 SR 19 North
Nappanee, IN 46550`

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