Donald “Donnie” Leo Klinger, 62, of Clear Lake, WI, passed away on April 8, 2022, after a long battle with cancer.
On October 9, 1959, Donnie was born to Phyllis and Sherman in New Richmond, WI. He graduated from Clear Lake High School, the class of 1978. He was blessed with his daughter Teresa, and lived in Texas for several years. While in Texas, he bought, sold, and trained American Painted Horses. After getting divorced, he settled back in Wisconsin. He continued his love of animals while working for family and friends on different farms, including turkey and dairy cows. He made his career in construction and asbestos removal, but in his free time was a passionate western and rare DVDs collector, and found pleasure in staying home to enjoy his collection.
Donnie kept his circle small, but is loved and missed by many. He fought a long, hard battle and is now finally able to get the rest and peace he sought after.
Donnie was preceded in death by his parents, Phyllis and Sherman; brother, Warren Klinger; sister, Nylla Magnuson; and nephew, Loren Klinger.
He is survived by his daughter, Teresa Collins and 2 grandchildren of Fort Worth, TX; brother, Harvey (Debbie) Klinger of Clear Lake, WI; sisters, Sheila (Dwight) Martin and Nancy (Marvin) Aeschliman of Clear Lake, WI; goddaughter, Amanda Bowell of Baldwin, WI; and many other family members and great friends.
Per the family’s wishes, there are no services being held.
Arrangements are entrusted to O’Connell Family Funeral Homes and Countryside Crematory, 1010 Newton Street, Baldwin, Wisconsin, 54002. (715) 684-3434. www.oconnellfuneralhomes.com