April 13, 1945 - July 17, 2020
Annette Naegle Kleinman, 75, passed away peacefully early Friday morning, July 17, 2020 at her home from cancer related health issues. She enjoyed visits and phone calls from family and friends over the last four weeks of her life, while on hospice care; stating, “This is better than any funeral!”. She was born April 13, 1945 to Addie & Robert Naegle. She married Van Kleinman on July 28, 1967 in the St. George temple. In their 53 years of marriage they lived in Utah, Illinois & Eugene Oregon for 18 months (while serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints). Annette was fortunate to travel the world, and only had a few destinations left on her bucket list: Australia/New Zealand, Africa for a Safari & walking on the Great Wall of China. Annette was a doer. She loved serving, which she extended to all, whether they thought they needed it or not. She loved working with youth, especially boys in Cub Scouts and Scouting. She was honored to receive the Influential Women in Scouting Award. While living in Illinois, Annette chaired a committee that planned a Nauvoo Young Women’s Encampment, bringing together girls ages 12 to 17, from Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Missouri & Iowa. Upon returning home to Southern Utah, she worked (16 years) for Southern Utah Home Care as a home health and hospice nurse, serving the residents of Eastern Washington County. She cherished the relationships resulting from this work. She loved her husband, children, grandchildren, nieces & nephews unconditionally. She felt privileged to have a heritage of strong, faithful pioneers that settled Southern Utah. She often reminded visitors to her home that her house was built on the spot that Levi Savage Jr. had his homestead, and the fig trees growing in front yard were planted by Levi. She loved Toquerville and was frequently seen at city council meetings and served for several years on the Planning and Zoning Committee. She was a talented seed display designer, and was fortunate to help other Toquerville citizens represent their beautiful town with entries in the Washington County Fair. She is survived by her husband Van, children, Lisa (Chris) Nielson of Springville, UT. and Matthew (Jessica) Kleinman of Hurricane, UT., grandchildren Vance, Cooper & Luke Nielson, McKay and Aiden Kleinman and Shane & Summer Postma, brothers Jim (Virginia) Naegle & John (Carolyn) Naegle, sister Carol (Ralph) Christensen, sister-in-law Kathryn (Cornell) Willis and many cousins, nieces & nephews. She also included as part of their family Richard & Sara Hirschi and their children (Hurricane, UT.) and Todd & Kari Powell and their children (Spanish Fork, UT.). She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, grandparents and many aunts and uncles. An Open House will be held Monday, July 20th at the family home at 7 N Ash Creek Dr. in Toquerville from 7 to 8:30 PM. Graveside funeral services will be held at the Toquerville Cemetery at 9 AM Tuesday, July 21st. To facilitate social distancing, those attending the cemetery service are requested to bring their own chair. Expanded audio equipment will be used so all can hear the service. Annette asked that we pass along the following, “I don't want people to spend money on flowers for my funeral. If they feel they must, please ask them to make a contribution to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Humanitarian Fund. And the only thing that I want on my coffin is an arrangement of Aspen leaves from the trees in my front yard. They’re my favorite."
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