George J. Klindera Jr.
George J. Klindera Jr., a resident of Grayslake, passed away Thursday June 27, 2013, at the age of 84. He was born June 18, 1929 in Waukegan, IL, to George J. Sr. and Antoinette Klindera. George had retired from Volkswagen after having worked for over 20 years. He was a veteran of the US Air Force having served during the Korean War. He was a member of the Gagewood Lions Club and the Methodist Church in Camdenton, MO. George was an avid sportsman and fisherman. George is survived by his wife of 59 years, Betty, his children Kathryn Walter and Mike (Lisa) Klindera, his grandchildren Justin Walter and Jana Klindera, and his siblings Elaine Spokas and Carole Roy. He was preceded in death by his parents. Friends of the family may visit Monday, July 8, 2013 from 5:00pm until 7:00 pm with a memorial service commencing at 7:00pm at STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 E. Belvidere Rd., Grayslake, IL 60030. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the American Diabetes Association. For information, call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.
I met George on the steps of the Waukegan court house in Sept of 1950. We were enlisted in the Air Force. We became friends on our train ride to Lackland AFB, for Basic training, . While we were separated after Basic we remained friends for the rest of our lives. I enjoyed the friendship of George and will miss his smile and humor.
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