LeRoy "Lee" Klingbeil, age 93, of La Porte, passed away on Wednesday, September 21, 2022.
Lee was born on February 11, 1929 in Chicago, IL, to Raymond and Rose (Sima) Klingbeil.
On April 12, 1958 in Chicago, IL, he married Angeline B. Andriano who preceded him in death in 2013. Surviving are his beloved children, Jill Klingbeil of La Porte, Gail (Mark) Johnson of La Porte, and Wendy Hiland (Matt Gibson) of WI; 2 granddaughters, Kate (Chris) Bohlin of La Porte and Sarah (Garrett) Kautz of La Porte; 3 great-grandchildren; as well as many beloved nieces and nephews; caregiver, Pat Bierly; and the VNA Hospice team in Valparaiso, especially Kelly and Jen.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; siblings, Glen Klingbeil and Joan Klingbeil.
Lee graduated from Morton High School in Cicero, IL, and then served honorably in the US Navy during WWII. In 1953 he graduated with a bachelors in Metallurgical Engineering from Purdue University. In the 1960's, he moved to La Porte where he raised his family and worked as a metallurgical engineer for 33 years at Howmet, retiring in 1986.
Lee was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Beta Sigma Psi Fraternity, Beechwood Men's Club, and the American Legion.
His favorite past time was golfing.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center with Pastor Albers officiating. A private burial will follow at Carmel Cemetery at a later date.
A time of visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to VNA Hospice of Valparaiso, 501 Marquette St., Valparaiso, IN 46383; St. John's Lutheran Church, 111 Kingsbury Ave., La Porte, IN 46350; or to the donor's choice.
Condolences may be shared with the family on www.cutlerfuneralhome.com.