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“In sympathy- Chip ”
1 of 18 | Posted by: Chip Routt, MD - Seattle, WA

“So sorry to hear of your father's passing. Our prayers are with you. ”
2 of 18 | Posted by: Kevin Knebel Family - Brenham, TX

“Robert Klingsporn Family, Sorry to hear of the loss of a loved one. May you know that you are in our prayers. May God give you the strength to deal...Read More »
3 of 18 | Posted by: The Chapman Family - Burton, TX

“Robert,Bev.Andrew & Alex, We are so sorry to hear of your lost. Our prayers are with you. ”
4 of 18 | Posted by: Kenneth & Shirley West - TX

“Truly a life well lived, a life that touched others. " Well done, good and faithful servant." ”
5 of 18 | Posted by: Jeffrey Ehlert - Ballwin, MO

“I will be thinking of, and praying for you during this hard time. ”
6 of 18 | Posted by: Will Klingsporn - Brenham, TX

“Our thoughts and prayers are with your family as you mourn the loss of your loved one. We send our deepest heartfelt sympathies. ”
7 of 18 | Posted by: Glenn & Jerri Linke - Burton, TX

“My sympathies and prayers are with all of Cliff's family. I have many fond memories of his care and humor from sharing funerals with him over the...Read More »
8 of 18 | Posted by: Pr. Tim Christ - Richmond, TX

“Robert, our sympathy goes out to you and your family. With God's help you will get thru this time of sorrow but you will have many fond memories to...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: Albin,Brenda & Dax Flisowski - TX

“Robert and Family: We want to express our sympathy for the loss of your father. I know that he was a great person--just like you. We will keep ya...Read More »
10 of 18 | Posted by: Sandra Perry - Brenham, TX

“My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
11 of 18 | Posted by: Meredith Klingsporn - Houston, TX

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Clifford was a giant of a man with a heart as big as Texas. Many many people would ask me if I was...Read More »
12 of 18 | Posted by: Jan Klingsporn - Brenham, TX

“I EXTEND MY SYMPATHY TO THE KLINGSPORN FAMILY, ESPECIALLY TO GOOD FRIEND ROBERT WHO HAS LOST HIS DAD. GOD BLESS YOU, MARK ”
13 of 18 | Posted by: MARK WILKENING - BRENHAM, TX

“Robert, Bev, and family - Exactly one year ago today our family experienced the grief you are feeling today. Our thoughts and prayers are with your...Read More »
14 of 18 | Posted by: The Zimmermann Family - Burton, TX

“Brother Clifford set an example of what true charity and caring is. He gave quietly of himself with dignity. I will always remember that. What an...Read More »
15 of 18 | Posted by: Dwight Nittsche - TX

“HAVE LOTS OF GREAT MEMORIES OF CLIFF. WE WORKED TOGETHER FOR ABOUT 30 YRS AND HAD LOTS OF FUN AT THE OLD DEPOT. ”
16 of 18 | Posted by: M/MS F A BROCK - TX

“Our heartfelt sympathy. ”
17 of 18 | Posted by: Ed and Evelyn Strangmeyer - TX

“Robert, Bev and family, I am sorry to hear of your loss. ”
18 of 18 | Posted by: Mary Reue Benton - Houston, TX


Clifford Charles Klingsporn, 83, of Brenham, died February 4, 2009, in Trinity Medical Center in Brenham.

Mr. Klingsporn was born December 12, 1925, in Washington County, Texas, the son of Paul Robert and Laura (Ising) Klingsporn. He was a graduate of Brenham High School. He served his country in the U.S. Army as a Master Sergeant during the Korean Conflict.

On December 19, 1954, he was married to Vernie Dell Kirchner. He loved his family, especially his grandsons, and never missed one of their football or soccer games. Clifford played the saxophone in Professor Navratil's band. He loved to travel and was anonymously generous to people in need.

Mr. Klingsporn was employed 41 years with Santa Fe Railroad. To his many railroad friends he was known as "Old Buddy". He was fond of saying that a computer would never replace a No. 2 pencil with an eraser on it. After retiring from the railroad, he worked part-time for Memorial Oaks Chapel. Here, he was able to fulfill a lifelong desire to help people and serve his community. He was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church of Brenham. He was a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge holding dual memberships in Lee Scott Lodge #793 and Graham Lodge #20 A.F. & A.M., as well as the American Legion Buddy Wright Post #48. Mr. Klingsporn was also a member of Scottish Rite Bodies and Arabia Shrine Temple and a life member of the VFW.

Survivors include his wife, Vernie Dell Klingsporn of Brenham; son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Bev Klingsporn of Brenham; two grandsons, Andrew Klingsporn and Alex Klingsporn; brother and sister-in-law, Robert Paul and Doris Klingsporn of Shelby; sister and brother-in-law, Frances and Ralph Hardan of Topeka, Kansas; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation with the family will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, February 6 at Memorial Oaks Chapel.

The funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 7 at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church of Brenham with Pastor Lawrence Bade officiating. Burial will be in Prairie Lea Cemetery in Brenham. Masonic graveside services are under the auspices of Graham Lodge #20 AF & AM.

Pallbearers will be Andrew Klingsporn, Alex Klingsporn, Clarence Gerke, Wayne Giese, Richard Oberrender, Dale Klingsporn, and Darryl Hardan. His friends at Memorial Oaks Chapel will be considered honorary pallbearers.

Memorials may be given to St. Paul's Christian Day School Scholarship Fund or Shriners Hospital for Children.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main St., in Brenham.

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