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Welcome to the memorial page for

John L. Klinge

March 22, 1983 ~ May 27, 2017 (age 34)

The Piano Brothers

Lifelong Sharon Springs, Kansas resident John LeRue Klinge, 34, passed away at home south of Sharon Springs on Saturday, May 27, 2017.

John was born on March 22, 1983 in Tribune, Kansas, the son of Dave and Kay Klinge.  He was the second of four children.

John attended Sharon Springs Elementary School and graduated from Wallace County High School in 2001.  He then went on to take Ranch Management courses at a ranching school in Texas.  John spent his career working as a ranch hand for the Wilson Ranch, the Sweat Ranch and as ranch manager at the Turkey Creek Ranch.  

He enjoyed hunting, working cattle and spending time with family.  John was also a member of the United Methodist Church in Sharon Springs.

Preceding him in death were his maternal grandparents, LeRue and Betty Pilger.

He is survived by his parents Dave and Kay Klinge, three sisters; Jennie Klinge of Goodland, Kansas, JoAnna Sommerfeld, husband Tyson and their son Luke of Surprise, Arizona, and Jayne Klinge of Blue Rapids, Kansas.  He is also survived by his paternal grandparents, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.


Charitable donations may be made to:

John Klinge Memorial Fund
and may be left at the service or mailed to Koons-Russell Funeral Home, 211 N. Main Ave., Goodland KS 67735



 Service Information

Graveside Service
Thursday
June 1, 2017

10:00 AM
Dinas Community Cemetery
335 Road 30
Wallace, KS 67761


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