Tina L. Kleinschmidt

Canton – Tina L. Kleinschmidt, 58, of Canton, passed away at 7:08 PM on Monday, August 14, 2017 at her residence. She was born on September 12, 1958 to Richard and Helen (Putman) Reffett. She married Neil Kleinschmidt on October 20, 1979 in Canton, IL, he survives.

Also surviving are her parents, Richard and Helen; three children, Nikki (Michael) Schulte of Washington D.C., Trisha (Nate) Bostic of Clinton, IL, Ericia (Vince) Stanley of Winter Garden, FL; five grandchildren, Carter, Collin, and Cayden Bostic, Alexander and Christian Schulte; one brother, Scott (Becky) Reffett of Geneva, IL; and one sister, Rhonda (Tim) Haynes of Canton, IL.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Rick Reffett.

Tina recently retired from Lincoln Elementary School in Canton after 27 years. She was looking forward to traveling to spend time with her beloved grandchildren, great nieces, and family. She had a special place in her heart for her dog Tanner and granddogs. She was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mom, and grandma.

Memorial service will be held at 3 PM on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, where a visitation will be held from 1-3 PM at the funeral home. Rev. Dennis Owens will officiate. Cremation rites will be accorded with Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton. Memorials can be made to Fulton County Humane Society or Kemmy’s Kennels in Lewistown, IL. To view Tina’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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32 Responses to Tina L. Kleinschmidt

  1. Brett Brown says:

    I really like Tina’s sense of humor and am sorry to hear of her untimely passing. You have my deepest sympathies.

  2. Bonne(Bitner)Cooper says:

    OMG 2 all of Tinas family I’m so sorry for your loss I’m just speechless my heart goes out to each and everyone of you. Wish I could be there to hug each of u but I cant make it I’m so sorry. Bonne(Bitner)Cooper

  3. Bonne(Bitner)Cooper says:

    OMG! I am so sorry 2 here about your loss of Tina I am just speechless. My heart goes out to each and everyone of you. I wish I could be there and hug all of you but I cant but just know I am thinkin of all of u and I’m soooooooo sorry!

  4. gloria stockman and karen murphy says:

    tina was a very special person and good friend to many. she will be sorely missed and remembered with smiles and good memories.

  5. Anna & Ralph Parkinson says:

    So sorry for your loss. You have our deepest sympathies.

  6. Betty and Terry Keithley says:

    We did not know her. We rent a storage unit from Neil. Terry knows him. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with the family

  7. Mark and Renee Stockov says:

    Neil and Family,
    Thinking of you. God bless you and your family.

  8. Beth kleinschmidt says:

    Tina was an awesome sister in law and a true friend . She had a heart of gold that was truly compassionate especially for her beautiful daughters that I have always been and still am very proud of and love ! I will miss her and always charish our good and bad times we had together. I’m so truly sorry she had to leave us, may the Lord hold the family in his hands and bless you with good memories and peace. Love you all,Aunt Beth

  9. Tom Benke says:

    Dear Neil,
    There are no words adequate to comfort your loss. She leaves behind a wonderful friends and family, children and grand children. I pray they will be a comfort to you in these next days.

    There is a quote, “the pain passes but the beauty remains.” May it be so for you.

    Blessings and peace to all of you,

  10. Katrina Hamilton says:

    Mike and I are saddened to hear of Tina’s passing. Sending our sympathies to all the family. We know you will find comfort in your memories today and in the difficult days ahead.

  11. ashley munson says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Your mom was an amazing lady. She always made those around her smile. Praying and thinking of you and your family.

  12. John & Judy Schaer says:

    Neil and family,
    We can’t begin to imagine the pain and grief you must feel from this loss. Our hearts go out to you, our cousin.

  13. Nancy Friedrich says:

    Dear Neil,
    I just happened to see the Bloomington Pantagraph this morning and saw a familiar name in the obits, read it, and much to my surprise I knew there was a connection.
    My love and sympathy to you Neil and your family.
    My heart is saddened for all of you. I felt like I knew your family because when I would see you at school you would always fill me in on what everyone was doing and where they lived.
    I feel as if you have a lot of love and support behind you.
    Feel that love and strength to move on.
    Hold all your wonderful memories of your Tina in heart forever.
    My prayers are with you and the rest of your family.
    Take care~
    Nancy Friedrich

  14. Trinity Lutheran Church sends condolences to all of you in this difficult time. Rest eternal grant Tina, O Lord, and make light perpetual to shine upon her. Amen.

  15. Sandra Clendenny says:

    Neil, Nikki, Trisha, Ericia and all of Tina’s family,
    I was so grief stricken to hear of Tina’s passing. Tina was an amazing friend. I have so many fond memories of all the good times we have had together. She was a fun, witty, beautiful, compassionate, and all around wonderful person. My world was a better place because of her. I will always remember her with many smiles. I am so sorry and have prayed for your family to have strength to get through your sorrow. I pray that all your wonderful family memories bring you comfort and ease your pain.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Sandra (Hubbard) Clendenny & Darren

  16. Marc and Mary Olsen says:

    Neil often spoke of Tina’s love for her grandchildren. I pray that the memories of your family will sustain and uplift all the family in this time of sadness. It was wonderful that the whole family attended the annual Company meeting in Eau Claire.

  17. Yvonne Preston says:

    I am so saddened to hear of Tina’s passing. Thinking of you Richard, Helen, Rhonda, Scott, Neil, her children and grandchildren in your time of deep sorrow. She had such a Beautiful smile that always seemed to always reach her eyes. That’s the way I remember Tina. May you all stay strong with loving memories of her blessed life. Respectfully Yvonne Preston and Family

  18. Lori Ellsworth says:

    To Tinas family, so so sorry for your loss. I was shocked to hear of her death . I love waiting on all of you when you come to the restaurant. Such a fun loving family. My heart goes out to all of you. Prayers

  19. Yvonne Preston says:

    Richard,Helen,Rhonda,Scott,Neil and all of her Family ands Friends thinking of you at this sorrowful time. May the loving memories of her blessed life give you strength and solace in this sad time. Tina had a Beautiful smile that always seemed to reach her eyes, that is how I remember her, with love, respectfully, Yvonne Preston and Family

  20. Kim Genseal Kirchner says:

    I just learned of Tina’s passing. I and my family are so very sorry. I didn’t know Tina as an adult but remember fondly as a kid on “Quality Hill” The picture and comments tell me she was beautiful inside and out. This hits home when it’s someone your age taken way too soon. My deepest sympathy to all who knew and loved her. Kim Genseal Kirchner

  21. We send our sincere sympathy to the kleinschmidt and reffett familys. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love you all.

  22. Dennis & Denise Hammer says:

    So sorry for your loss. God bless you, and we will keep you in our prayers.

  23. Jeanne Coonradt says:

    Neil and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Tina was such a fun loving person and loved her family so much. Hold on to those wonderful memories, that you all got to share together. Tina had such a beautiful smile and was full of energy. My heart goes out to her family. She will be missed by all.

  24. Steve and Jill Casper says:

    Neil and Family,

    We are deeply saddened by the news of Tina passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you through the days ahead. Take care.

  25. Allen McClean says:

    So sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

  26. John Malone says:

    Terrible news. What a nice individual. I remember her well from my Canton days.

  27. Luanne Ashley says:

    So saddened to hear of the passing of my long time friend and co-worker. Tina was such a wonderful person. My condolences to all her family.

  28. Michelle Gorsage says:

    Prayers for Tina’s family. She will be greatly missed. It was always a joy to see her at Lincoln School and around town. She was a classmate of mine and so much more. Our paths always seemed to cross either through school or through her daughters. Michelle “Conrad” Gorsage

  29. Terri Grieve says:

    Dear Neil,
    I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved wife Tina. I hope you find strength and solace in your beautiful, loving family. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.
    With Love, Terri

  30. Judy Sauder says:

    We were so sorry to learn of Tina’s passing. We extend our love & deepest sympathy. I worked with Neil for 8 years at the Roanoke-Benson Junior High Club’s Choice fundraisers. He always spoke so highly & lovingly about his wife and daughters. May the Lord comfort you know & in the days to come & help to fill the vacancy that remains in your family circle. Harold & Judy Sauder

  31. Judy Sauder says:

    We were so sorry to learn of Tina’s Passing. We extend our love and deepest sympathy. I worked with Neil for 8 years at the Roanoke-Benson Junior High Club’s Choice fundraisers. He always spoke so highly & lovingly about his wife & daughters. May the Lord comfort you now & in the days to come & help to fill the vacancy that remains in your family circle. Harold & Judy Sauder

  32. Cynthia L Putman says:

    To all the family
    I am sorry to have learned about the passing of Tina. After looking at the video provided I could see a very loving close knit family. I did not know her or the family. Our families was seperated due to living a long distance away, Arizona. I just wanted to acknowledge in some way that its hard to lose someone you love. I am also sorry that I never got to know any of my dads relatives. But that is just the way it goes. Take care and God Bless Cynthia L Putman (Gordon Putmans daughter)

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