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Douglas "Duke" Charles Kleiner

Douglas "Duke" Charles Kleiner
December 11, 1943 - May 16, 2022

Douglas "Duke" Charles Kleiner, 78, residing in Huron and formerly of Livonia, MI peacefully passed away Monday, May 16, 2022 at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center surrounded by his family.

Duke was born on December 11, 1943 in Detroit, MI to the late Gerald C. and Elaine M. (Andre) Kleiner.

Duke was a Veteran of the US Navy, serving on the USS Conyngham from 1962 to 1966. He was a salesman for the family business, Shield Tool & Dye in Detroit, MI. In his spare time, he loved fishing, boating, playing golf, fiddling around in the garage and working on home improvement projects for his family.

Duke is survived by his children, Michael Kleiner of Sandusky, Debbie (Ryan) Smith of Huron and Jennie (Kane) Begeman of Toledo; grandchildren, Cameron, Keegan, Ainsley and Everett; sisters, Donna Kleiner and Diane Marion both of MI; brother, David (Marge) Kleiner of MI and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

In addition to his parents, Duke is preceded in death by his companion, Bonnie Melnik.

Friends may call on Sunday, May 22, 2022 from 2:00 pm until the time of funeral services at 4:00 pm at Groff Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1607 E Perkins Ave, Sandusky. The American Legion Post 83 will conduct military honors following services. A celebration of life will be held at a later date in MI.

Those wishing to contribute to Duke's memory may do so to the Maritime Museum of Sandusky, 125 Meigs St., Sandusky, OH 44870.

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