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Obituary of Dale E. Kleckner, 87


Dale E. Kleckner, 87, of Howard, passed away on Friday, November 2, 2018 at Haven Skilled Rehabilitation, Lock Haven.

He was born on December 16, 1930 a son of the late W. Eldon and Bessie Emiline Strunk Kleckner. On June 7, 1952 he was united in marriage to the love of his life Lavon Miller Kleckner who survives at their home in Howard.

Dale proudly served his country as a Seabee in the U.S. Navy. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He served his community as a life member of the Beech Creek/ Blanchard Fire Company serving as Chief for 15 years. He was also one of the first group of E.M.T.'s with the company. Dale also served on the Beech Creek Borough Council for 16 years. He was a member of the Blanchard Church of Christ.

Along with his wife he is survived by two daughters, Karen ( Steven) Heverly of Howard, and Susan ( Michael ) Young of Beech Creek, two sons, Duane ( Andrea ) Kleckner of Beech Creek, and Kenneth ( Beth ) Kleckner of Blanchard, and a daughter-in-law, Cheryl Kleckner of Mill Hall. Also surviving is his sister, Marjorie Hills of Beech Creek and his 9 grandchildren and 7 great- grandhildren. He was preceded by his son, Stephen Kleckner in 2017.

Funeral services celebrating his life will be held on Monday, November 5, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. at the Blanchard Church of Christ, Beach Street , Blanchard with Pastor Wally Kocher officiating. Friends will be received at the church from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00p.m. on Monday.

Burial will be at Hays-Fearon cemetery, Beech Creek at the families convenience.Memorial contributions may be made to Beech Creek/ Blanchard Fire Co.

Remembrances and condolences may be made at

Name of Deceased

Dale E. Kleckner



Date of Death


Date of Birth


Funeral Home

Kader-Neff Funeral Home

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