Robert M. (Bob) Clingan

August 15, 1943 - August 10, 2017

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Monday, August 14, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Hudson United Brethren Church

Monday, August 14, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hudson United Brethren Church


Tuesday, August 15, 11:00 AM
Hudson United Brethren Church


Robert “Bob” Clingan, 73, of Hudson died Thursday, August 10, 2017, at 10:27 a.m. in Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.

He was born August 15, 1943, in Angola to Waldron and Mary Louise (Eckert) Clingan.

On August 2, 1964, in Flint he married Emily Call.

Mr. Clingan worked at Sheets Oil and Gas in Angola, Orland LP in Orland, and retired from Vestil Manufacturing in Angola.

He was a member of the Ashley Masonic Lodge #614. He served on the Helmer, Hudson and Salem Center Fire Departments for a total of 36 years.

Bob enjoyed working with his hands, mowing yard, flea markets, and collecting scrap. He enjoyed supporting and attending his grandchildren’s sporting events and extracurricular activities.

Surviving are his wife Emily Clingan of Hudson; two sons, Jeff (Anita) Clingan of Salem Center and Douglas (Stacy) Clingan of Angola; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Sally (Bill) Lepley of Grabill; and two brothers, Ronald (Linda) Clingan of Hudson and Bill (Diane) Clingan of Hudson.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son Greg Clingan; and a brother, Perry Clingan.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, August 15, 2017, at 11 a.m. in the Hudson United Brethren Church with Pastor Craig Burkholder and Pastor Bill Lepley officiating. Burial will be at Circle Cemetery at a later date.

Pallbearers will be Nathan Clingan, Alex Clingan, AJ Clingan, Skylar Clingan, Lindsay Collins, Amelia Parrish-Thaxton, and Danyele Clingan.

Calling is Monday, August 14, 2017, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the church. Masonic Lodge services will be held at 7 p.m.

Preferred memorials are to the family to assist with expenses.

Arrangements are by Young Family Funeral Home, Hudson-Ashley Chapel, (formerly Johnson Funeral Home), 612 North Main Street, Hudson.

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Denise Gerbers Harp
August 15th, 2017 6:06pm
Orland Ind.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Emily.

Penny Parker Stump
August 14th, 2017 6:05am
Hudson indiana

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for strength during this difficult time.

Vicki and David Watts
August 13th, 2017 9:23am
Pleasant Lake

Our sincere condolences to Emily and family. We remember meeting Bob years ago. May God give you comfort and the peace that passes all understanding. 🙏

Jeanie Williams
August 12th, 2017 5:19pm

So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for the family.

Linda Cramer
August 12th, 2017 10:39am
Auburn, In

Attended Salem Center High School with the Clingans. Rest In Peace, Bob🙏

Steve & Marlene Smith
August 12th, 2017 5:04am
Hudson, IN

So sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with all of the family.