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Siegfried F. Klemens

August 25, 1940 ~ October 31, 2017 (age 77)
CUYAHOGA FALLS - Siegfried Klemens passed away on October 31, 2017.

He was born and orphaned in Germany and came to the US in 1951. He was adopted at age 15 by Felix and Katherine Klemens. Ziggy worked in the grocery store business as a member of UFCW Local 880 retiring after 40 years of service.

Fishing was his favorite hobby. He was a member of the Akron Outboard Assn. and enjoyed racing his boat the "Red Baron". Ziggy participated in wheelchair sports and was a member of the U.S. Paralympic Team competing nationally and internationally in long bow archery, doing it all from a wheelchair since he contracted polio as a child in Germany.

Ziggy is survived by his best friend and love of his life for 28 years, wife Marcia; also brothers, Eric Townsend and Ronald Klemens. He is survived by his nephew Arnold Klemens whom he loved like a son plus several nephews and nieces. Ziggy was "Daddy" to his little Shih Tzu, Kozy.

Family will receive friends at Grandview United Methodist Church, 2315 Phelps Ave., Cuyahoga Falls, on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 9:30-11:00am with the celebration
of life service immediately following.

Thank you for the compassionate care given by Dr. T. Shaub, Dr. K. Bullen, Dr. C. Carmichael and the caring nurses and staff of 5W and the Palliative Care Unit at Summa Akron City Hospital and the loving visit by "Casi" of the GO TEAM Therapy Dogs.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The GO TEAM Therapy Dogs at or to Grandview United Methodist Church. Services entrusted to Clifford-Shoemaker Funeral Home and Crematory, 330-928-2147.


NOV 4. 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Grandview United Methodist Church

2315 Phelps Avenue

Cuyahoga Falls, OH, US, 44223

Celebration of Life Service

NOV 4. 11:00 AM

Grandview United Methodist Church

2315 Phelps Avenue

Cuyahoga Falls, OH, US, 44223

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