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Joan Klopfenstein Obituary

Joan Kay Klopfenstein
Joan Kay Klopfenstein

October 21, 1949 - October 8, 2017
Born in Sturgis, Mich.
Resided in Howe, Indiana
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Joan Kay Klopfenstein, 67, of Howe, Ind. went to be with her Lord and Savior while surrounded by her family at home on Sunday, October 8, 2017.

Mrs. Klopfenstein was born on October 21, 1949 in Sturgis, Mich. to Richard “Dick” Dean and Norma June (Yunker) Wenger.

Joan graduated from Sturgis High School with the class of 1967. For many years she worked for Kirsch Company in Sturgis, Mich. where she was a steel cutter until her retirement. She was an active part of the family farm for many years.

On July 2, 1967 at the Lima EUB Church in rural Howe, Ind. she married Dale L. Klopfenstein. They were able to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this year with their family.

Surviving Joan is her husband of 50 years, Dale L. Klopfenstein of Howe, Ind.; her mother, Norma Wenger of Sturgis, Mich.; a daughter, Kathy Smith of Howe, Ind.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jon and Erica Klopfenstein of Howe, Ind. and James and April Klopfenstein of Howe, Ind.; thirteen grandchildren, Makala (Jacob) Gould of Warsaw, Ind., Kirsten Smith, Emory Klopfenstein, Atticus Klopfenstein, Ashya Klopfenstein, Quinn Klopfenstein, Elliana Klopfenstein, Daisy Klopfenstein, Kessler Klopfenstein, Abi Jo Klopfenstein, Tucker Klopfenstein, Jillian Klopfenstein, and Bodie Klopfenstein all of Howe, Ind.

Preceding her in death was her father, Dick Wenger; a brother Dean Richard Wenger; and a sister, Marcia Ann Huber.

Funeral services will take place on Friday, October 13, 2017 at 11:00 am at Frurip-May Funeral Home, 309 W. Michigan St., LaGrange, Ind. Rev. Rustin Krapfl will officiate the service.

Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Howe, Ind.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 12, 2017 from 4-8 pm at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the LaGrange County 4-H Fair Association.

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Frurip-May Funeral Home
309 West Michigan St.
LaGrange, IN US 46761
Thursday, October 12, 2017
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Frurip-May Funeral Home
309 West Michigan St.
LaGrange, IN US 46761
Friday, October 13, 2017
11:00 AM
Riverside Cemetery
Howe, IN US 46746
Friday, October 13, 2017