Tuesday, August 7th, 2012
Lester H. Klosterman, 99, Greenville, died Aug. 5, 2012, at 10:55 p.m. at Wayne HealthCare in Greenville.
He was born Dec. 25, 1912, in Mercer County, to Frank and Adelaide Klosterman. On Feb. 12, 1944, he was married to Leatrice Striegel, who survives.
Also surviving are five children, Sharon L. (Philip) Nyhuis, Buffalo, N.Y.; Carol J. (Frank) Tantum, Homer Glen, Ill.; Elizabeth A. (Donald) Saintignon, Greenville; Janice M. (Scott) Mills, Greenville; and Robert J. (Connie) Klosterman, Celina; 12 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are his siblings, Ivo Klosterman, Elmer Klosterman, Eileen Herman, Wiro Klosterman and Rita Lucas.
He served with the United States Army Air Corps in World War II and was the manager for United Green Company in Rossburg. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Greenville, and the Knights of Columbus.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. John White officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Calling is 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville. A graveside military service will be conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Darke County Cancer Association or American Heart Association.
Condolences may be left at www.zecharbailey.com.