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Glen R. Klopfenstein

Born: Mon., Mar. 16, 1936
Died: Tue., Oct. 6, 2020


Visitation

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Mon., Oct. 12, 2020
Location: Hanley & Sons Funeral Home "Southwest Chapel"


Celebration of Life

7:00 PM Mon., Oct. 12, 2020
Location: Hanley & Sons Funeral Home "Southwest Chapel"


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         Glen Robert Klopfenstein, 84, of South Bend, passed away unexpectedly due to an automobile accident on October 6, 2020.

          Glen was born in Fulton County, Indiana on March 16, 1936 to Jacob C. and Dorothy L. (Hooten) Klopfenstein. He was a truck driver for Unisource Corp. in South Bend for many years. He was still working as a driver for Ridge Auto Parts of South Bend. On March 22, 1986, he married Patsy Joanne Garman in South Bend. He belonged to the Moose Lodge #599 of Elkhart, a member of the Northwest United Methodist Church, and a member of the Goldwing Road Riders Association.

          Glen is survived by his loving wife, Patsy Joanne Klopfenstein, three daughters, Becky S. Barker of Indianapolis, IN, Amanda J. Pogotis of South Bend, Brenda S. Miller of Kentwood, Michigan, and two sons, Roger Alan of San Francisco, California, and Steven J. Garman of South Bend. He was the proud grandfather of 13 and great grandfather of 15, and great great grandfather of 2. He is also survived by his sisters, Shirley A. Corpe and Pauline C. DeMeyer both of New Carlisle, step-sister, Sylvia Taelman of Auburn, Indiana, and his brother, Cecil W. Klopfenstein of South Bend. Glen was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter Kristine Klopfenstein, son Robert Garman, sister June Fraizer, brothers, Wilbur H. Klopfenstein and Dean Klopfenstein, along with 2 step brothers, Ralph and Ted Taelman and step-sister Sylvia Plank.

          Friends may visit from 4:00pm until 7:00pm on Monday, October 12th in the Hanley and Sons Funeral Home “Southwest” Chapel”, 23421 State Road 23, South Bend. A service celebrating Glen’s life will be held in the funeral home at 7:00pm, with Pastor Vickie Van Nevel officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Glen’s name to either the Northwest United Methodist Church, 21855 Brick Road, South Bend, IN 46628, Camp Millhouse, 25600 Kelly Road, South Bend, IN or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

      HANLEY and Sons Funeral Home and Cremation Service extends its deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers to the Klopfenstein family.

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Cheryl Walker
   Posted Sat October 10, 2020
So sorry.

Kathy Getz
   Posted Sat October 10, 2020
Pat and Family, I wish I could be there to hold you in my arms and help you through this awful time. I have so many wonderful memories of our time with you guys. I’m sure Glen and Ron are sharing large bowls of ice cream and motorcycle stories. Love you!

Kathy

Andy and Linda Horvath
   Posted Sun October 11, 2020
Becky and Family. Our deepest sympathy on the passing of your dad. May your memories get you through this grieving process. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Julie (Smith) Pressler
   Posted Sun October 11, 2020
Pat, Steve, Brenda and Mandy,
I am so sorry for your loss, Glen was a great guy.
Love you guys,
Julie (Smith) Pressler

Jenny Kalina
   Posted Mon October 12, 2020
Becky and Family,

I am deeply sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for all of you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Bill Ahrbecker and Becky's friends and colleagues at Orchard Park
   Posted Mon October 12, 2020
Dear Becky,
Please accept our condolences at the loss of your father. You both will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Sincerely,
Your friends and colleagues at Orchard Park Elementary

Norma Carlson
   Posted Mon October 12, 2020
Patsy, You and all of your family are in my prayers. I will miss my cousin because of all the memories we shared as kids on both of the farms we grew up on. I will have both tears and smiles remembering. Love and peace.

Donna Brouder
   Posted Mon October 12, 2020
Dear Becky & Family, please accept our deepest condolences on the loss of your father. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Michael & Donna Brouder

Joan Ashley Blackford
   Posted Mon October 12, 2020
My deepest sympathy to you and your family during this difficult time. Glen will certainly be missed by many.

Diana Mendelsohn
   Posted Tue October 13, 2020
I will miss Glen. He was a one of the great men who worked very hard at everything he did. Glen took the very best care of Roseland park for many years, our family enjoyed how carefully he cut the grass and there was never a weed in sight. Pat Szigeti asked me to share her sympathies with the family. She mentioned this evening the good old days of the evenings Glen and Pat shared their deck as the Roseland officials met informally. What memories I have of the time Pat ran for office in Roseland. Glen is fondly remembered by many of us with ties to Roseland. Love to you and the family.

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