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Robert E. “Bob” Kleinsteiber, age 71, a longtime resident of Colorado, died Feb. 9, 2008, in Sun City, Ariz.

He was born in Norman, Okla., on Nov. 30, 1936, to Warren and Velma (Kuhl) Kleinsteiber. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

In 1961, Bob began working for Public Service Company of Colorado in Denver. During his early years with Public Service, he began studying to be a locksmith, a trade that would continue to interest him for the rest of his life.

In 1972, Bob married his second wife, Mary Stoker, and their family moved to Granby, Colo. While in Granby, Bob and Mary started Klink Enterprises, a locksmith service that Bob ran during his spare time. The name came from Bob’s nickname, “Klink,” from the character in the 1960s television show, “Hogan’s Heroes.”

Bob and Mary transferred to Leadville, Colo., in 1980. During this time, Klink Enterprises expanded to include a new and used furniture store in downtown Leadville. Bob and Mary attended many auctions looking for merchandise for the store, and Bob became interested in becoming an auctioneer. He attended the Missouri Auctioneers School in 1984, and added one more “hat” to the many he already wore.

Public Service transferred the couple back to the Front Range in 1986, and they took up residence in Fort Lupton, Colo. Bob continued his locksmith business and worked with Ehrlich & Sears as an auctioneer.

Bob retired in 2001, and he and Mary moved to Sun City. Bob quickly became a regular on the Sun City golf courses. He and Mary frequently entertained friends at home, or visited with others. They particularly loved playing dominoes and cards.

Bob is survived by his wife, Mary; sons Robert Kleinsteiber Jr. of Rockford, Mich., and Mike and Joe Stoker of Lakewood, Colo.; daughters Vicki Toelle of Cedar Springs, Mich., and Melanie Dunmire of Sarasota, Fla.; twelve grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by brothers James Kleinsteiber of Rochester, N.Y., and Stan Kleinsteiber of Denver, Colo.

He leaves behind thousands of memories that he made over the years with people he met. He will be missed, but can lay claim to a life well lived.

Robert E. “Bob” Kleinsteiber, age 71, a longtime resident of Colorado, died Feb. 9, 2008, in Sun City, Ariz.

He was born in Norman, Okla., on Nov. 30, 1936, to Warren and Velma (Kuhl) Kleinsteiber. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

In 1961, Bob began working for Public Service Company of Colorado in Denver. During his early years with Public Service, he began studying to be a locksmith, a trade that would continue to interest him for the rest of his life.

In 1972, Bob married his second wife, Mary Stoker, and their family moved to Granby, Colo. While in Granby, Bob and Mary started Klink Enterprises, a locksmith service that Bob ran during his spare time. The name came from Bob’s nickname, “Klink,” from the character in the 1960s television show, “Hogan’s Heroes.”

Bob and Mary transferred to Leadville, Colo., in 1980. During this time, Klink Enterprises expanded to include a new and used furniture store in downtown Leadville. Bob and Mary attended many auctions looking for merchandise for the store, and Bob became interested in becoming an auctioneer. He attended the Missouri Auctioneers School in 1984, and added one more “hat” to the many he already wore.

Public Service transferred the couple back to the Front Range in 1986, and they took up residence in Fort Lupton, Colo. Bob continued his locksmith business and worked with Ehrlich & Sears as an auctioneer.

Bob retired in 2001, and he and Mary moved to Sun City. Bob quickly became a regular on the Sun City golf courses. He and Mary frequently entertained friends at home, or visited with others. They particularly loved playing dominoes and cards.

Bob is survived by his wife, Mary; sons Robert Kleinsteiber Jr. of Rockford, Mich., and Mike and Joe Stoker of Lakewood, Colo.; daughters Vicki Toelle of Cedar Springs, Mich., and Melanie Dunmire of Sarasota, Fla.; twelve grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by brothers James Kleinsteiber of Rochester, N.Y., and Stan Kleinsteiber of Denver, Colo.

He leaves behind thousands of memories that he made over the years with people he met. He will be missed, but can lay claim to a life well lived.

Robert E. “Bob” Kleinsteiber, age 71, a longtime resident of Colorado, died Feb. 9, 2008, in Sun City, Ariz.

He was born in Norman, Okla., on Nov. 30, 1936, to Warren and Velma (Kuhl) Kleinsteiber. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

In 1961, Bob began working for Public Service Company of Colorado in Denver. During his early years with Public Service, he began studying to be a locksmith, a trade that would continue to interest him for the rest of his life.

In 1972, Bob married his second wife, Mary Stoker, and their family moved to Granby, Colo. While in Granby, Bob and Mary started Klink Enterprises, a locksmith service that Bob ran during his spare time. The name came from Bob’s nickname, “Klink,” from the character in the 1960s television show, “Hogan’s Heroes.”

Bob and Mary transferred to Leadville, Colo., in 1980. During this time, Klink Enterprises expanded to include a new and used furniture store in downtown Leadville. Bob and Mary attended many auctions looking for merchandise for the store, and Bob became interested in becoming an auctioneer. He attended the Missouri Auctioneers School in 1984, and added one more “hat” to the many he already wore.

Public Service transferred the couple back to the Front Range in 1986, and they took up residence in Fort Lupton, Colo. Bob continued his locksmith business and worked with Ehrlich & Sears as an auctioneer.

Bob retired in 2001, and he and Mary moved to Sun City. Bob quickly became a regular on the Sun City golf courses. He and Mary frequently entertained friends at home, or visited with others. They particularly loved playing dominoes and cards.

Bob is survived by his wife, Mary; sons Robert Kleinsteiber Jr. of Rockford, Mich., and Mike and Joe Stoker of Lakewood, Colo.; daughters Vicki Toelle of Cedar Springs, Mich., and Melanie Dunmire of Sarasota, Fla.; twelve grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by brothers James Kleinsteiber of Rochester, N.Y., and Stan Kleinsteiber of Denver, Colo.

He leaves behind thousands of memories that he made over the years with people he met. He will be missed, but can lay claim to a life well lived.

Robert E. “Bob” Kleinsteiber, age 71, a longtime resident of Colorado, died Feb. 9, 2008, in Sun City, Ariz.

He was born in Norman, Okla., on Nov. 30, 1936, to Warren and Velma (Kuhl) Kleinsteiber. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

In 1961, Bob began working for Public Service Company of Colorado in Denver. During his early years with Public Service, he began studying to be a locksmith, a trade that would continue to interest him for the rest of his life.

In 1972, Bob married his second wife, Mary Stoker, and their family moved to Granby, Colo. While in Granby, Bob and Mary started Klink Enterprises, a locksmith service that Bob ran during his spare time. The name came from Bob’s nickname, “Klink,” from the character in the 1960s television show, “Hogan’s Heroes.”

Bob and Mary transferred to Leadville, Colo., in 1980. During this time, Klink Enterprises expanded to include a new and used furniture store in downtown Leadville. Bob and Mary attended many auctions looking for merchandise for the store, and Bob became interested in becoming an auctioneer. He attended the Missouri Auctioneers School in 1984, and added one more “hat” to the many he already wore.

Public Service transferred the couple back to the Front Range in 1986, and they took up residence in Fort Lupton, Colo. Bob continued his locksmith business and worked with Ehrlich & Sears as an auctioneer.

Bob retired in 2001, and he and Mary moved to Sun City. Bob quickly became a regular on the Sun City golf courses. He and Mary frequently entertained friends at home, or visited with others. They particularly loved playing dominoes and cards.

Bob is survived by his wife, Mary; sons Robert Kleinsteiber Jr. of Rockford, Mich., and Mike and Joe Stoker of Lakewood, Colo.; daughters Vicki Toelle of Cedar Springs, Mich., and Melanie Dunmire of Sarasota, Fla.; twelve grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by brothers James Kleinsteiber of Rochester, N.Y., and Stan Kleinsteiber of Denver, Colo.

He leaves behind thousands of memories that he made over the years with people he met. He will be missed, but can lay claim to a life well lived.

Robert E. “Bob” Kleinsteiber, age 71, a longtime resident of Colorado, died Feb. 9, 2008, in Sun City, Ariz.

He was born in Norman, Okla., on Nov. 30, 1936, to Warren and Velma (Kuhl) Kleinsteiber. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

In 1961, Bob began working for Public Service Company of Colorado in Denver. During his early years with Public Service, he began studying to be a locksmith, a trade that would continue to interest him for the rest of his life.

In 1972, Bob married his second wife, Mary Stoker, and their family moved to Granby, Colo. While in Granby, Bob and Mary started Klink Enterprises, a locksmith service that Bob ran during his spare time. The name came from Bob’s nickname, “Klink,” from the character in the 1960s television show, “Hogan’s Heroes.”

Bob and Mary transferred to Leadville, Colo., in 1980. During this time, Klink Enterprises expanded to include a new and used furniture store in downtown Leadville. Bob and Mary attended many auctions looking for merchandise for the store, and Bob became interested in becoming an auctioneer. He attended the Missouri Auctioneers School in 1984, and added one more “hat” to the many he already wore.

Public Service transferred the couple back to the Front Range in 1986, and they took up residence in Fort Lupton, Colo. Bob continued his locksmith business and worked with Ehrlich & Sears as an auctioneer.

Bob retired in 2001, and he and Mary moved to Sun City. Bob quickly became a regular on the Sun City golf courses. He and Mary frequently entertained friends at home, or visited with others. They particularly loved playing dominoes and cards.

Bob is survived by his wife, Mary; sons Robert Kleinsteiber Jr. of Rockford, Mich., and Mike and Joe Stoker of Lakewood, Colo.; daughters Vicki Toelle of Cedar Springs, Mich., and Melanie Dunmire of Sarasota, Fla.; twelve grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by brothers James Kleinsteiber of Rochester, N.Y., and Stan Kleinsteiber of Denver, Colo.

He leaves behind thousands of memories that he made over the years with people he met. He will be missed, but can lay claim to a life well lived.

Robert E. “Bob” Kleinsteiber, age 71, a longtime resident of Colorado, died Feb. 9, 2008, in Sun City, Ariz.

He was born in Norman, Okla., on Nov. 30, 1936, to Warren and Velma (Kuhl) Kleinsteiber. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

In 1961, Bob began working for Public Service Company of Colorado in Denver. During his early years with Public Service, he began studying to be a locksmith, a trade that would continue to interest him for the rest of his life.

In 1972, Bob married his second wife, Mary Stoker, and their family moved to Granby, Colo. While in Granby, Bob and Mary started Klink Enterprises, a locksmith service that Bob ran during his spare time. The name came from Bob’s nickname, “Klink,” from the character in the 1960s television show, “Hogan’s Heroes.”

Bob and Mary transferred to Leadville, Colo., in 1980. During this time, Klink Enterprises expanded to include a new and used furniture store in downtown Leadville. Bob and Mary attended many auctions looking for merchandise for the store, and Bob became interested in becoming an auctioneer. He attended the Missouri Auctioneers School in 1984, and added one more “hat” to the many he already wore.

Public Service transferred the couple back to the Front Range in 1986, and they took up residence in Fort Lupton, Colo. Bob continued his locksmith business and worked with Ehrlich & Sears as an auctioneer.

Bob retired in 2001, and he and Mary moved to Sun City. Bob quickly became a regular on the Sun City golf courses. He and Mary frequently entertained friends at home, or visited with others. They particularly loved playing dominoes and cards.

Bob is survived by his wife, Mary; sons Robert Kleinsteiber Jr. of Rockford, Mich., and Mike and Joe Stoker of Lakewood, Colo.; daughters Vicki Toelle of Cedar Springs, Mich., and Melanie Dunmire of Sarasota, Fla.; twelve grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by brothers James Kleinsteiber of Rochester, N.Y., and Stan Kleinsteiber of Denver, Colo.

He leaves behind thousands of memories that he made over the years with people he met. He will be missed, but can lay claim to a life well lived.


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