C. John Kleckner
(Johnny) Kleckner, age 69, of Tampa, Florida, passed away on August 12,
He was born March
2, 1947, in Culver, Indiana, to Carl L. Kleckner and Charlotte E. (Hood)
Kleckner, both of whom preceded him in death.
He married the love
of his life, Ardis (Bryant) Kleckner, on December 1, 1973.
They had one child,
Crescent Johnessa, of Tampa Florida.
Ardis preceded him
in death on November 1, 2009.
sisters Karen (Dan) Massey, of Portage, Sharen M. Smith, of Chesterton,
Martha (Ken) Heyse of Portage, Dora Smith, of Chesterton, and Linda Poor of
Pennsylvania. He is also survived by brothers Robert H. ‘Rocky’ (Sue) Smith
of Chesterton, and Pete Kleckner, of Colorado. Also surviving are nephews
James D. Keen, Robert Todd Smith, Ken (Christine) Heyse II, Scott (Vicki)
Heyse, Shaun Heyse, Robert H. (Reyna) Smith IV, and Kenneth Nelson; nieces
Michele Fall, Kelly (David) Gardner, Brandi (Steve) Henning, and Melinda
(Kevin) Sellers, along with numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.
Also preceding him
was his sister Crystal Kleckner.
He was an Indiana
resident until 1982 when he moved his family to Florida. Before moving to
Florida he was in 150 Operating Engineers as a heavy equipment operator.
After moving to Florida he worked on similar equipment. He has summered the
last few years with his sisters in Chesterton.
A private service
was held with the immediate family.