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Frederick William Klinger Sr.

October 18, 1929 — October 15, 2017

Frederick William Klinger Sr., 88, lifelong resident of Chicago, passed away October 15, 2017.  Father of Frederick William Jr. (Carla), Caryl (Dave) Simandl, Linda (Jon) Jaroszewski, Debbie (Jeff) Schneider and the late Don Sr. (Tashy); grandfather of Don Jr. (Alicia) Klinger, Stephen (Lisa) Klinger, Shannon (Lupe) Rojas, Christopher Klinger, Pete Rombakis, Ryan Klinger, Tracey (Dan) Korenchan, Courtney Schneider, Bill Jaroszewski, Marcus Schneider, Carlene (John) Yanez, Art (Stephanie) Lehman, Krista Simandl and Katie Simandl; great grandfather of many; son of the late George and Lucille Klinger; brother of the late George (Rita) and Richard Klinger;  uncle of many nieces and nephews.  Retired from Chicago Tribune as a staff photographer.  Visitation Wednesday, Oct. 18th 3:30 to 8:30 p.m at Schmaedeke Funeral Home, 10701 S. Harlem Ave., Worth.  Will lie in state Thursday, Oct. 19th, 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Bede the Venerable Church, 83rd and Kostner, Chicago. Interment private. Memorial contributions may be made to the Les Turner ALS Foundation, 5550 W. Touhy Ave., Suite 302, Skokie, IL 60077-3254 or

Charitable donations may be made to:

Les Turner ALS Foundation
5550 W. Touhy Ave., Suite 302, Skokie IL 60077-3254
Tel: 1-847-679-3311

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