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Edgar Kernan Kleffman Obituary


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“Sarah, I received a call today letting me know about your Dad. I wanted you to know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Love to...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Sharon Owens - Gladewater, TX

“Dear Kay, I am very sorry about your dad. He was always so kind to me. It was always a pleasure to see him and to assist him when he would shop in...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Ruth Kay - Longview, TX

“We are so sorry to hear about your dad. My mom and dad enjoyed visiting you him when dad was still here. We are praying for you all. ...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Melissa Cooper - Longview, TX

“We were so sad to hear of the loss of your great dad. Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. Know that he was loved by us all dearly...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Carla Kubin - Houston, TX

“Always exhibited such a great personality ever time I saw him. ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Bryan Hensley - Shreveport, LA

“My deepest sympathy to you all. I have only fondest memories of your Dad and also your Mother. Always such a classy guy and he was so very proud of...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: veronica schemmel - grand rapids, MI

“I had the pleasure of being one of the nurses to care for Mr. Kleffman. He became not only my patient but my friend. I will remember him always for...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Susan Barrow LVN - Longview, TX

“Our deepest sympathies go to all of your family on the loss of your father. We love you. ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Jerry & Toni Allen - Oil City, LA

“I hope your memories of your father and your family life help you during this time of grief. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Peggy ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Peggy Peacock - Texarkana, TX

“Thinking of you at this time of loss. Prayers are with you. We all know he is in a better place. ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Joyce Granier - Gary, TX


Services for Edgar Kernan Kleffman, 87, of Longview, will be held at 10 AM Monday, July 30, 2012 at St. Matthews Catholic Church, 2800 Pine Tree Road, with Rev. Monsignor Xavier Pappu officiating. A Rosary will be recited Sunday afternoon at 4 PM in the Chapel of Rader Funeral Home of Longview with visitation following from 4:30-6 PM. Mr. Kleffman was born January 25, 1925 in Hibbing, Minnesota and died on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 in Longview, Texas after a lengthy illness. He had been a resident of Longview for the past forty years and was a member of St. Matthews Catholic Church. He is a Veteran of the US Air Force, graduated from Notre Dame University where he lettered in golf, and is the father if 5 girls. Ed was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar William and Ruby Kernan Kleffman; his wife of 52 years, Elizabeth Schemmel Kleffman; and infant son, Edgar William Kleffman. He is survived by his 5 daughters, Betsy Allen of Keller, TX, Kathy and Bob Walton of Longview, Carol Parker of Shreveport, LA, Kay and Gary Spurgeon of Diana, TX, and Sarah and Robert Brenner of Longview; 7 grandchildren, Melissa Saulsbury, Billy Allen, Kim McCaughan, Carrie Carlton, Justin Parker, Kaitlyn Brenner, and Keith Brenner; and 6 great grandchildren, Garrett and Ashley Farmer, Brennan and Addie Allen, Olivia and Georgia McCaughan, and Baby Parker on the way. A memorial guestbook may be signed online at www.raderfh.com.

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