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Robert "Bob" Klings

July 30, 1934 ~ July 16, 2020 (age 85)


Robert F. “Bob” Klings, 85, of Washington, passed away at 10:20pm Thursday July 16, 2020 at Reflections Memory Care in Washington.

Bob was born July 30, 1934 in Chicago to the late Herman and Adele Triner Klings. On February 17, 1957, he married Roberta “Bert” Herbst in Washington.

Surviving are his wife, Bert; children Julie and Dave (Nicole); and grandchildren, Allie, Kyler and Kaden.

Bob graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University, where he played football and proudly served in the US Army. We went on to own Bob’s True Value in Washington and Elmwood. He served as a director at First National Bank and was a member of the Washington Rotary and Optimist Clubs and the Downtown Merchants of Washington. He was also a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church.

Private family services will be held. Inurnment will be at Glendale Cemetery in Washington. Deiters Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Bob’s memorial website is available at, where condolences may also be sent to the family.

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