Monday, May 21, 2018

Jim Klinstiver, 1940-2018

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

- Psalm 23

Harrison County Third District Commissioner Jim Klinstiver passed away Sunday afternoon.

Jim was born in Harrison County in 1940. He was married to his wife Dixie for fifty-five years. They have one daughter, one grandson, and one great-grandson. He is survived by a brother, Harrison County Surveyor Harold Klinstiver, and a sister, Travis Marie Bushau. He was preceded in death by his parents, Chester and Catherine Klinstiver, and his brother Carl Klinstiver.

Jim served eight years in the Army National Guard. He worked for the Indiana Department of Transportation for forty-two years, retiring as a project supervisor. He was a fifth-generation farmer and owned National Roadrunners Xpress Trucking for seventeen years. Jim was a charter member of the Elizabeth Lions Club and served on the Harrison County Plan Commission for forty-one years, among his many other community and civic activities.

In 2010, Jim was elected as County Commissioner for Third District by the voters of Harrison County. They went on to re-elect him by an even greater margin in 2014. Jim was a hardworking public servant who worked countless hours in service to the citizens of the county.

Jim was a great Republican and a great public official. But—far more than that and much more importantly—he was a great man, a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and treasured friend.

We will miss him.

Visitation will be at Seabrook Dieckmann & Naville Funeral Home on Market Street in New Albany on Wednesday from noon to 8:00 p.m. and on Thursday at Lighthouse United Methodist Church in Elizabeth from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The funeral service will be at Lighthouse United Methodist Church in Elizabeth on Thursday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Elizabeth.

Condolences and cards can be sent to:

Mrs. Dixie Klinstiver
10150 Old Dam 43 Rd SE
Laconia, IN 47135

Please keep the Klinstiver family in your prayers.