David E. Kleeman

July 28, 1953 - June 19, 2020
David Kleeman

David E. Kleeman passed away on Friday June 19, 2020. David was born on July 28, 1953 in Marshfield, MO to Udo and Marjorie (Young) Kleeman. He graduated from Lamar High School in 1971. After graduating he went to work for MODOT at the State Barn in Lamar. David also worked for Barton County Consolidated Rural Water District for 35 years until he retired in July of 2014. He owned Dave’s Place from 1993 to 1997 when he sold it to the Elks Lodge and became a member. David liked to fish, race at Mo-Kan and Nevada Speedway, and play with his grandchildren.

David is survived by a son Donnie (Lena) Kleeman of Sheldon, MO, a daughter Stacey (Brad) Wright of Ft. Scott, KS, 8 grandchildren, Chelsey Barnes, Caleb Lovan, Blake Lovan, Ella Kleeman, Emma Kleeman, Adilynn Kleeman, Karli Wright, and Jakob Wright and 3 great-grandchildren Jaylin Lovan, Declan Lovan, and Noah Barnes. He is also survived by his sister Mary Wright, his closest friends Lonnie and Barb Stilabower to whom the family would like to extend a special thanks for their friendship and support, nephews Terry Kleeman and his family and Shannon Howard and his family and a niece Melissa Pence and her family.

David is preceded in death by his parents, his life companion of 33 years, Susan Carpenter, a brother Jariel (Jake) Kleeman, and a great-grandchild Kaison Barnes.

There will be a visitation at Konantz Warden Funeral Home on Wednesday June 24, 2020 from 1-3 PM followed by a 3 PM graveside service at Lake Cemetery.