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Wednesday, December 04, 2013 9:00 PM

Sept. 2, 1914-Dec. 4, 2013


Ruth “Tula” Kleman, 99, of Delphos, died at 5:35 a.m. Wednesday at Vancrest in Delphos.

She was born Sept. 2, 1914, in Putnam County, to Alexander and Katie (Hetrick) Dunlap, who preceded her in death.

She married Gilbert John Schulte, who preceded her in death on Dec. 13, 1935.

She then married Charles Louis Kleman, who preceded her in death on Jan. 31, 1970.

Survivors include three sons, Jerome (Wilma) Kleman of Newark, Keith (Julia) Kleman of Venedocia and George (Joyce) Kleman of Wadsworth; two daughters, Raylene (Elmer) Fischer of Delphos and Charlotte Smith of Burleson, Texas; a brother, Paul (Bea) Bill Dunlap of Cridersville; a daughter-in-law, Joan Schulte of Fort Jennings; a sister-in-law, Joyce Dunlap of Springfield; 25 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; and 34 great-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Herbert “Bud” Dunlap and Kenneth Dunlap; seven sisters, Iona Hole, Gert Fetzer, Lill Dunlap, Dodie Fetzer, Nell Vogt-Dickman, Pat Dickman and Leah Fetzer; a son, Gilbert Schulte; a daughter, Alvina H. Stallkamp; two sons-in-law, Carl Smith and Bill Stallkamp; a granddaughter; and a great-granddaughter.

Mrs. Kleman was a house wife and was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Eagles Auxiliary #471, a life member of VFW Auxiliary #3035 and American Legion Auxiliary #268.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Father Chris Bohnsack officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Ottoville.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Friday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, where there will be an Eagles Auxiliary service at 5 p.m., a VFW Auxiliary service at 7 p.m. and a Parish Wake at 7:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Delphos Senior Citizens Transportation Fund, Vancrest Activities Department or State of the Heart Hospice.

Last Updated on Wednesday, December 04, 2013 8:38 PM

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