Alton “Gene” Klingaman, formerly of Eagle River, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at St. Mary’s hospital in Duluth, Minn. He was 77.
Mr. Klingaman was born Aug. 27, 1936, in Richland County. He was the youngest of six boys born to Ernest and Ethel Klingaman.
He was married to his wife, Janice, for 59 years, and was a steelworker for more than 40 years in northwest Indiana before retiring to Eagle River in 1998.
His interests included muskie fishing,