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Michael Lee Klement

October 7, 1946 June 22, 2020
Michael Lee Klement
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Michael Lee Klement, 73, of La Porte, passed away peacefully at 8:20 a.m., Monday, June 22, 2020 in his home.

He was born October 7, 1946, in La Porte, Indiana, to Joseph and Wilma (Zook) Klement.

Michael loved classic country western music, The Gaithers and Lawrence Welk. He was also a daily home contestant of "Let's Make a Deal" and The Price is Right". He loved all animals. Friends and family would send him pictures of farm animals and newborns for him to enjoy. Michael loved visiting zoos and was a zoo parent to zoo animals across the USA. Michael lived a simple life, being a happy fellow with a happy disposition.

Surviving are his two siblings, Sharon and Greg (Mary Jo) Klement both of La Porte; niece and nephew; Allison and Joe Klement both of La Porte; adopted sister, Sandy Drnek of La Porte.

Preceding in death were his parents.

Cremation will take place. There will be no service. Lakeview Funeral Home & Crematory, 247 W. Johnson Rd., La Porte (219) 362-3100 is caring for the arrangements.

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Memorial contributions may be directed to the Washington Park Zoo, 115 Lake Shore Dr., Michigan City, Indiana 46360 in memory of Michael Lee Klement.

The family would like to extend a thank you to his caregivers, Jamie S., Kaitlyn, Jamie R., Adrienne, Tobi, Heather and Nannie for the love, care and attention they gave him through the years.

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