Gary Lee Klingensmith

Gary Lee Klingensmith, age 76, of Tecumseh passed away on Friday, June 17, 2022 at Provincial House in Adrian. He was born on April 8, 1946 in Vandergrift, Penn., a son of the late Murtoff Leroy and Eleanor Lucille (Connor) Klingensmith.

Gary retired from the Tecumseh Products Company after 35 years. He enjoyed going to the casino and fishing. Gary loved to people watch and would start a conversation with anyone. He was well known as the “jokester” by his family and friends.

Gary is survived by his son, Jason (Jack Smith) Klingensmith of Hartford City, Ind.; brother, Glen (Karin) Klingensmith of Tecumseh; nieces, Tammie (Mike) Rosenberg, Teresa (Jim) Kemeter, and Keri Miller; nephew, Scott (Tami) Klingensmith; many great nieces and nephews; and many great-great nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Linda Miller; sister-in-law, Judy Klingensmith; brother-in-law, William Miller; and nephew, David Joseph Miller.

Visitation for Gary will be from 10-11 a.m. on Saturday, July 16 at the Tecumseh Chapel of Handler Funeral Homes. Memorial services will follow at 11 a.m. with Pastor Pete Valdez officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lenawee or donor choice. Inurnment in Franklin Twp. Cemetery in Tipton will be at a later date. Online condolences may be offered to the family at


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