(1952 — 2019)
Dreva Klinger, 67 years, of Defiance, passed away Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in her residence. Dreva was born May 3, 1952, in Hillsdale, Michigan, the daughter of the late Robert Dean and Ruth A. (Lenington) Kugler. She was a 1970 graduate of Bryan High School and obtained an associate degree from Northwest Tech. Dreva worked as a receptionist at the Northwest Ohio ESC in Archbold for 25 years until her retirement in 2017. She was a member of Grace Community Church, Bryan. In her leisure time, Dreva enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren, writing, learning about history and making jewelry.
Surviving are her two children, Robert Jason (Kari) Klinger of Defiance and Stephanie Klinger of Defiance; four grandchildren, Victoria Klinger of Defiance, Kaden Klinger of Defiance, Ethan Klinger of Defiance and Madison Faber of Defiance; two brothers, Dennis (Betty) Kugler of Laura, Ohio, and the Rev. Dewey (Joette) Kugler of Waldo, Ohio; sister, Dinah (Raymond) Sams of Fouke, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services for Dreva Klinger will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, in Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home-Lynn Street Chapel, 206 N. Lynn St., Bryan, with Pastor Nate Petrosky officiating. Interment will follow in California Corners Cemetery near Montgomery, Michigan. Visitation for Dreva will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday in the funeral home prior to the funeral service.
The family asks those remembering Dreva to make memorial contributions to the family to assist with final expenses.
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