Roy "Grandpa" Klinger, 85, of the Town of Goodrich, passed away on Thursday, May 15 at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee.
Roy was born in Taylor County on September 6th, 1928 to Otto and Alma (Title) Klinger Sr. He attended Medford Schools. After school he went west to work until he returned to Taylor County to farm. After farming, Roy worked as a logger until he retired at the age of 79.
Roy enjoyed hunting, fishing and time at the cabins at the lake. He spent quality time with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, all who cherished him.
He married Annette Jari and was later divorced.
Roy is survived by his four children, Judy (John) Lemke of Hamburg, Steve (special friend Lyn) Klinger, Jeff (Kathy) Klinger and Linda (Leon) Hraby all of Medford. Grandchildren, Stacy Roessler, John Lemke Jr, Jenny Lemke, Kim Woller, Alfred Lemke III, Ashley Lemke, Larry Klinger, Stephen Klinger, Samantha Klinger-Landzettel, Jeff Klinger Jr, Lee Hraby, Lyle Hraby and Liza Hraby. He also has 19 great-grandchilderen and one great-great granddaughter.
He is also survived by a brother, Otto Jr of Medford and a sister, Ruth, of Milwaukee.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a sister, Estelle Faber.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 31st at 9:00 A.M. at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Goodrich. Visitation and fellowship will follow in the Goodrich Town Hall at W1196 Mira Avenue.