September 26, 2017

Oscar L. Klenk

Died Aug. 24, 2017

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Oscar LeRoy Klenk, 80, of Flint passed away Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, at his home with his family at his side following a long battle with cancer.

Oscar was born in Standish on Nov. 8, 1936, the second of six sons, to Oscar F. and Margaret (LaClair) Klenk. Upon graduating in 1954 from Sterling High School, where he served four years as class president, he served in the U.S. Air Force four years, Air Force Reserves four years and worked at Iva’s Chicken Dinners for 10 years. He retired in 1992 from General Motors Grand Blanc Cadillac Plant after 28 1/2 years of service. Oscar was a longtime member of Flint Industrial Executive Club, a member of the American Legion Post 104 since 1977 and a life member of the National Rifle Association. He loved traveling, deer hunting, riding his motorcycle and taking his 1946 Jeep to car shows where he won numerous trophies, parades and cruising in his Pontiac Solstice convertible. He also was an avid woodworker, Christmas tree farmer and gardener.

Surviving are his loving companion since 1998, Wanda Currie Mrohs; sons, Oscar W. and Christopher L.; daughters, Dee A. Klenk, Tracy P. Klenk (Alan Farmer) and Stacie K. Klenk; brothers, Irwin Klenk, Edwin (Sara) Klenk, Richard (Judy) Klenk and Robert (Joan) Klenk; grandchildren, Jeremy and Jacob Marshall and Jessica Hensley; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-granddaughters.

He was preceded in death by his son, Ty A. Klenk; brother, Raymond H. Klenk; sisters-in-law, Sue and Charlene Klenk; son-in-law, Lee Blank; and his parents, Oscar F. and Margaret Klenk.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, at 11 a.m. at the Lee-Ramsay Funeral Home Standish Chapel, 207 N. Forest St., Standish, with Pastor James Payne presiding. Visitation at the funeral chapel will be Tuesday from 6-8 p.m., Wednesday from noon to 8 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. until time of services. Burial will be at Sterling Cemetery, Sterling next to his parents with military honors under the auspices of the American Legion Post 104 and the U.S. Air Force.

Arrangements are entrusted to Lee-Ramsay Funeral Home Standish Chapel, leeramsayrivertownfh.com.

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