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Kenneth Arthur Klinkman

August 19, 1931 — December 16, 2021

90, of Deford, died Thursday, December 16, 2021 in Covenant Healthcare, Cooper Campus, Saginaw. He was born August 19, 1931 in Cass City to Arthur and Phoebe (Fisher) Klinkman. He married Jean Ada King Luana August 1, 1970 in Lum Church, Imlay City.

Ken raised and rode horses. He worked at rodeos as a pickup rider, assisting rodeo riders and ensuring their safety. Ken was a farmer for over sixty years. He also worked hauling cattle to the stockyards in Cass City and Marlette. Ken’s hobby and true passion was riding and cruising on his Harley Davidson motorcycle.

Ken is survived by his wife, Jean; children: James Luana of Reese, John (Jane) Luana of Deford, David (Penny) Luana of North Port, FL; Judy Martin (Dale Mills) of Cass City; grandchildren: Lance Asher of CA, RJ Wentworth (Mary Crosby) of FL, Suzette (Gordon) Wright of Deford, Tara (Jeff) Mallory of Kingston, Joe (Carrie) Luana of Cass City, Jamie (Garold) Peasley of Cass City, James Luana of OH, Amy (Christian) Marsh of VA, Sherry Luana of Cass City, Melissa Martin of WV, Kevin (Ashley) Martin of Caro, son-in-law, Michael Sagash of Deford; many great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Susan Sagash; sister, Dorothy Taylor; son-in-law, Scott Martin; great-great granddaughter, Braelynn.

Funeral service held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 21, 2021 in Deford Community Church with Pastor David Cooper officiating. Interment in Novesta Township Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Deford Community Church. Family and friends may share memories, prayers, and photos at

Visitation: 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, December 20, 2021 in Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City
10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 21, 2021 in Deford Community Church

Arrangements by
Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City, Michigan
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Monday, December 20, 2021

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Tuesday, December 21, 2021

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