Wilbur J. Kling

Wilbur Joe Kling, 85, of Carlisle, passed away on Monday, July 12, 2021.

He was born Oct. 14, 1935, in Chambersburg, to the late Wilbur David and Lillian Marie (Means) Kling of Shippensburg.

Joe graduated from Shippensburg High School with the Class of 1953, and Shippensburg University in 1957 with a bachelor’s degree in business education. He later earned his master’s degree in business education from Penn State University. Joe taught school at Perry Joint High School for 3 years, South Middleton School District for 3 years, and Carlisle High School for 30 years.

He married Wanda Jean Engle, his wife of 63 years, on June 14, 1958.

Joe is survived by his loving wife, Wanda Jean Kling, of Carlisle; one daughter, Jean (husband, Dan) Devlin of Duncannon; one daughter-in-law, Susan Kling of Erdenheim; four grandchildren, Patrick (wife, Courtney) Devlin, Sorrel Devlin, Isabel Kling and Josephine Kling; and two great-grandchildren, Flynn and Fiona Devlin.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Gary Lee and John David Kling; and his sister, Charlotte Karper.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 17, 2021, at the Hoffman Funeral Home and Crematory, 2020 W. Trindle Road, Carlisle, Pa. 17013, with Rev. Rachel Schwab officiating.

Burial will follow in Westminster Cemetery. A viewing will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Joe to the First United Church of Christ, 30 N. Pitt St., Carlisle, Pa. 17013.

To sign the guestbook, please visit: www.HoffmanFH.com.


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