Chris R. Klineburger
1927 - 2020
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Chris R. Klineburger, 92, of Las Vegas, NV, passed away January 8th, 2020 Las Vegas, NV. Chris was born in Bisbee, AZ on November 3rd, 1927.

Chris Klineburger, former world-renowned taxidermist, a founding member of Safari Club International and pioneer in opening up hunting opportunities in several countries and remote areas of the world.

His contribution to wildlife conservation and hunting achievements were recognized through the many awards and honors he received, including being inducted into the SCI Hunting Hall of Fame.

He chronicled his adventurous life in his autobiography "Gamemasters of the World," a large volume with 300,00 words and 660 photos.

He is survived by his wife, Grace Mathis Klineburger and his son, Kent Klineburger of North Bend, WA.

A celebration of life will be held at the Masonic Temple in Las Vegas, NV. Date and time to be determined.

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Published in Las Vegas Review-Journal on Jan. 12, 2020.
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February 23, 2020
February 23, 2020
RIP, dear friend. N.
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January 28, 2020
So sorry to read about Chris' death. He and Grace were friends of ours. I heard about his death from other hunters on a hunting website today and called another friend to confirm. He will be sorely missed by all of us. Vaughn Gourley
January 19, 2020
Its been said that you should never meet your hero's in person as they will never live up to your expectations. Well my experience with Chris was very much the opposite! Having been a taxidermist and hunting guide myself I've heard many stories about Chris and his brothers. When I had the opportunity to meet Chris we hit it off right from the start. What I found was not only one of the great adventurers the world has seen but a very kind and beautiful man . He will be missed but never forgotten
January 12, 2020
To Chris, always a gracious host and friend. We cherish the memories of the times we spent with you and Grace. Rest In Peace
John & Mary Struzik
January 12, 2020
My uncle's smile was always genuine and from the heart. He knew Kings, Princes, Presidents, Astronauts, Entertainers as well as the people next door or down the street. He made all feel welcome. His work in animal conservation made him a man of the world. To me he was Uncle Chris - a man who will remain in my heart forever.
Sheryl Walker
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