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Larry L. Kleaving

December 17, 1946 ~ July 22, 2019 (age 72)


Larry L. Kleaving, 72, passed away July 22, 2019 in Tell City surrounded by family and friends.

Born December 17, 1946, in Tell City, Indiana, he was the son of the late Kenneth and Hilda (Wright) Kleaving. Larry was a member of the Army National Guard and retired as a punch press operator at General Electric. He was a retired Tell City volunteer fireman and enjoyed fishing, golf, hunting, the outdoors, family, friends, and helping others. He was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church and attended the Destiny Church in Evansville.

Survivors include his children, Kari Brown (Brad) of Tell City, Kristi Applegate (Jimmy) of Tell City, and Kami Gogel (Larry) of Mariah Hill; siblings, Pam Lock of Tobinsport, Ronnie Kleaving (Nancy) of Tell City, Sandy Peckenpaugh (Danny) of Tell City, Marsha Joseph (David) of Tell City, Kevin Kleaving (Jane) of Tell City, Mark Kleaving of Tell City, and Rodney Kleaving (Violet) of Tell City; 10 grandchildren, Dakota Brown, Tyler Carter, Colt Brown, Kendall Carter, Andrew Blum, Grant Gogel, Gabe Gogel, Hayden Gogel, Briley Applegate, and Alivia Applegate; 3 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11 am Saturday, July 27, 2019 at Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home with burial in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Pastor Mike Pfohl will officiate. Visitation will be from 2 pm to 7 pm Friday, July 26 and from 9 am – service time Saturday at the funeral home. An IVFA memorial service will be held at 6:30 pm Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Tell City Volunteer Fire Department or the Alzheimer's Association.

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July 26, 2019

2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home
920 10th Street
Tell City, IN 47586

Funeral Service
July 27, 2019

11:00 AM
Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home
920 10th Street
Tell City, IN 47586

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