December 8, 2022

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Avid Lebanon biker gets his last ride on motorcycle hearse

Roy Kleinfelter would be just itching to get out on the road with his motorcycle, according to his wife Evelyn. Once Kleinfelter took her on his bike to see a steep hill made of coal in Tower City. 

“All of the sudden he went up that coal pile, and I was beating him on the back saying ‘no no no no,'” she said. “And he thought this was a big thrill and I was scared to death. We got to the top but I was scared to go back down.” 

But at a moment’s notice, Kleinfelter would get on his bike and go way for a while. Evelyn Kleinfelter said she wouldn’t know when or where he would be going, but knew he’d just be wandering around the county. 

Al Skinner gives Roy A. Kleinfelter one last ride after his funeral service in Lebanon Tuesday. Skinner, of Wrightsville, who designed the trike platform 20 years ago, has give hundreds of final rides for motorcycle riders over the years saying 'you put them in the wind one last time'.

“He loved his motorcycles, he loved his cars,” she said. “Everything he wanted to do, he would say ‘You got to do it. Life’s too short.'”

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