Monday, June 14th, 2010
Montezuma native Elmer J. Klosterman, 93, Vero Beach, Fla., died June 6, 2010, at a hospice facility in Vero Beach, Fla.
He was born Feb. 19, 1917, in Montezuma, to Frank and Adelaide Borgert Klosterman. On Aug. 30, 1940, he married Irene R. Backs, who survives in Vero Beach.
Also surviving are two daughters, Nancy (Thomas) Norman, Vero Beach, and Donna (Kevin) Eisenman, Stratford, Conn.; a brother, Lester (Leatrice) Klosterman, Greenville; a sister, Eileen Herman, St. Marys; a brother-in-law, George Lucas, Oglesby, Ill.; seven grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Deceased is a brother, Eugene Klosterman, and a sister, Rita Lucas.
He was a member of the St. Bernard Catholic Church in Burkettsville where he was a Eucharistic minister. He graduated from the University of Dayton and also attended Marquette University in Milwakuee, Wisc. He owned and operated Burkettsville Grain for many years.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. July 9 at the church. Burial is at the church cemetery in Burkettsville.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. July 8 at Hogenkamp Funeral Home in St. Henry.
Memorials can be directed to the Visiting Nurses Association Hospice in Vero Beach.
Condolences can be left at hogenkampfh.com.