Thomas A. Klingler, 56, of Lake Orion

Thomas A. Klingler; age 56 of Lake Orion, passed away on April 17, 2016. Thomas was the beloved husband of Kathryn for 29 years; loving father of Ashley; dear son of Martha and the late Richard Klingler; brother of James; brother-in-law of Bernard (Teri) Sutphin, Diane (John) Peebles, and Kenneth (Charlene) Sutphin.
Thomas retired from General Motors after 33 years. He leaves wonderful co-workers and friends with a number of patents to his name. He was very active in his church, including being the chair of Finance Council, and mentoring the youth of the parish through Project People. He loved boating, traveling, hunting, and loved working with his hands.
A Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 11 a.m. with an in-state of 10 a.m., at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 715 N. Lapeer Rd., Lake Orion. The family will receive friends Tuesday 4 – 9 p.m. and Wednesday 2 – 9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Scripture Service and Sharing Time at Modetz Funeral Home, 100 E. Silverbell Road, Orion. Interment Lakeview Cemetery. Suggested memorials to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences

2 responses to “Thomas A. Klingler, 56, of Lake Orion”

  1. Dear Kathy, We are so sad to hear about Tom. They mentioned Tom’s name at the Pontiac Product Engineering Reunion and it grabbed us by surprise. The last time I talked to Tom was at the Milford Proving Ground Employee Car Show. He had that Thing there. His death must have been sudden for he was doing good at that time. My heart pains that he could not enjoy retirement, for it is a wonderful thing. I hope that all is well for you and Ashley. Ashley must be in college by now. Time sure goes by quickly. If there is anything I can help with, don’t hesitate to give us a call. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love Gail and Al Jadczak

  2. So very sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. My condolences and prayers go out to Kathy, Ashley and the rest of the family.
    Theressa Manion

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