He is survived by his wife, Evelyn (Herold) Klingler. Also surviving are his children, Connie (Mike) Pitz of Sullivan, Debra Billman (Fiancée Owen Sheridan) of West Salem, Mark (Denise) Klingler of Amherst and Russell (Debbie) Klingler of Sullivan; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert E. Klingler of Wellington; and a sister, Barbara King of Youngstown.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and sisters, Betty Musser, Kate Styer, Marge Halada and Martha Welch.
Alvin retired from General Motors after 25 years of service. He also worked at Landmark in Sullivan, The Sullivan Tin Shop, The Sullivan garage, Leslie Locke and Black River Schools. He was an avid Browns and Indians fan, but family was his reason for living. Alvin also had a passion for restoring tractors.
Friends may call Monday, December 30, 2013 from 5 to 8 P.M. at the Matteson Funeral Home in West Salem. Funeral Service will be Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 11 A.M. at the funeral home with Pastors, Bob Holmes and Reid Firestone officiating. Burial will be in South View Cemetery in Sullivan.
Memorials may be given to Hospice of North Central Ohio, 1050 Dauch Dr., Ashland, OH 44805.
Online condolences may be shared at the funeral home website, www.mattesonfh.com