Kent Gerald Klinge, age 82, of Richmond, Indiana, died Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at EverHeart Hospice Care Center in Greenville, Ohio.

Born August 5, 1939, in Indianapolis, Indiana, to Herman Carol and Eleanor Graham Klinge, Kent had lived in Richmond for the past 50 years. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps. Kent graduated from Hanover College in 1963 with an A.B. degree and earned his J.D. degree from IU School of Law in 1967. He worked as a trial lawyer for Boston, Beaver, Klinge, Cross & Chidester Law Office. Kent was a member of First English Lutheran Church. He was also a proud supporter of the Republican Party. Kent enjoyed fishing and golfing.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Francie Ellen Shimek Klinge; son, John (Chris) Klinge of West Lafayette, Indiana; grandchildren, John Morland Jr., Matthew Bridger, and Madison Grace; and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A private memorial service for Kent Gerald Klinge will be held in West Lafayette, Indiana, at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are being handled by Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Help The Animals, Inc., P.O. 117, Richmond, IN 47375 or Cope Environmental Center, 1730 Airport Road, Centerville, IN 47330.