Lawrence J. Klinkhammer

Lawrence J. Klinkhammer

December 09, 1944 - November 01, 2015

Lawrence J. Klinkhammer

December 09, 1944 - November 01, 2015


Lawrence “Larry” John Klinkhammer passed away at Freedom Manor in Lake Forest, California on Sunday, November 1, 2015 at the age of 70.

Larry was born in Inglewood, California on December 9, 1944. After graduating from El Segundo High School in 1962, he went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts in History/English in 1967 from California State College, Long Beach. He was later awarded a Master of Arts Degree in Instructional Media in 1976 from California State University, Long Beach. In his career, he dedicated 35 years toward teaching English with the Anaheim Union High School District.

Throughout his life, Larry enjoyed fishing, playing card games, hiking, and collecting DVD movies. After his retirement, he volunteered at Saddleback Church Peace Center’s ESL program and the Bible Study Fellowship Children’s School Program, as well as traveled with church members in 2007 on a Saddleback Peace Kenya mission trip.

He is survived by his wife of 13 years, Connie de Leon Trinidad; former spouse Toni Rango; his three daughters Lori, Julie, Tamara, and stepdaughter Camille; his grandchildren Ryan, Riley, Taylor, Jaden, Matthew, and Michael; his sister Susan; nephews Rob and Darren; and cousins Brian and Becky.

The memorial service will be held at Saddleback Church (Plaza Room), 1 Saddleback Parkway, Lake Forest, CA on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Jim Hay officiating. Refreshments will be served at the Terrace Plaza (upstairs). Interment to follow at 2:00 p.m., El Toro Memorial Park, 25751 Trabuco Road, Lake Forest, CA 92630.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made online to support the worldwide ministry of Bible Study Fellowship at

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16 responses to Lawrence J. Klinkhammer

  1. Bob Umeck says:

    May God Bless You Always, Connie, As You Find Solace In Your Wonderful Memories. Bob.

  2. Lidia Paas says:

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  3. Lidia Paas says:

    “Larry thanks for everything. I want to thank the Lord , our God for letting us know you and be with you even for a short time. I know that you are happy now in heaven. We will surely miss you. And do send my thanks to Jesus!!!!!

  4. Bruce Boer says:

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  5. Jean says:

    I dearly wish I had learned sooner of Mr. Klinkhammer’s passing so I could have been at the service. I was a student of his in the Fall of 1975 when he was teaching a Science Fiction class at Katella High School in Anaheim. It was my favorite class and he was one of my favorite teachers. We also shared the same birthday. We kept in touch for awhile after I graduated in ’76. My heart is sad that his beautiful soul is no longer with us. But I know he is with Jesus now and I pray God will comfort all of his loved ones.

    Thinking of you at this time.

    Jean W.

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