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Friday, April 25th, 2014
Complete Obituary
Elmer Klosterman
  Elmer H. Klosterman, 84, Celina, died April 24, 2014, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater.
He was born Sept. 18, 1929, in Dayton, to Lawrence L. and Florentina C. Kramer Klosterman. On Oct. 16, 1954, he married Eulalia Stammen in St. Bernard Church, Burkettsville, and she survives in Celina.
Also surviving are four sons, Brian (Karen) Klosterman, Celina, and their children, Tara, Eric, and Layne; Terry (Angie) Klosterman, Celina, and their children, Jamie and Julie; Jim (Susan) Klosterman, Ft. Wayne, Ind., and their children, Ross and Josie, Chandler and Carleen; and Dan Klosterman, Celina; a brother, Norman "Whitey" (Rita) Klosterman, Celina; two sisters, Mary Siegrist, Fort Recovery, and Esther Borger, Celina; and in-laws, Margie Klosterman, Dayton, Delores Groff, Dayton, Tillie Stammen, St. Henry, Sally Stammen, Burkettsville, Ruth Stammen, Burkettsville, Ruth Stammen, New Weston, and Lois Stammen, St. Henry.
Deceased are a granddaughter, Kristin, daughter of Terry and Angie; a brother, Vernon Klosterman; a sister, Irma Eiting; and in-laws, Ken Eiting, Ed Siegrist, Melvin Borger, Coletta Stammen, Armella Stammen, Margaret (Norbert) Langenkamp, Edward (Bernadine) Stammen, Herman Stammen, Cyril Stammen, Alfons (Esther) Stammen, Cornelius (Anna Mae) Stammen, Virgil Stammen, Carl Stammen, Lawrence Stammen, Ado (Marie) Langenkamp and Joseph Groff.
He was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Montezuma, where he sang in the choir for 20 years. He also was a lector for three years, a Eucharistic minister for six years and a parish council member twice. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Korean War for 22 months, as a Platoon Master Sergeant for 11 months and in an Infantry Tank Company for eight months.
He was a member of the Coldwater American Legion Post 470, the Chickasaw Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and the Montezuma Ducks Baseball. He was a 1947 graduate of Coldwater High School, worked at Reynolds & Reynolds for 40 years, 25 years as a bindery supervisor, and he also farmed.
Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Montezuma. Burial with military rites will follow in Our Lady of Guadalupe Cemetery.
Calling is 1-6 p.m. Sunday and 9-10 a.m. Monday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.
Condolences may be left at www.hogenkampfh.com.
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