Gordon L. Klopfenstein

  • Died: May 30, 2019
  • Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

D O McComb and Sons - Pine Valley

1320 East Dupont Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46825

Tel. (260) 426-9494

Tribute & Message From The Family


Gordon L. Klopfenstein, 86, died on May 30, 2019. He was born on Oct. 11, 1932, in Angola, Ind. to Rev. Joseph and Mary Klopfenstein. The majority of his childhood was spent in Michigan. He graduated from Manual High School in Peoria, Ill. in 1950, attained a Bachelor's degree from the Fort Wayne Bible College in 1954 and a Master's from IU in 1960. He was a teacher, school administrator and lay minister for over 30 years. He was married to the late Ruth Inniger Klopfenstein from 1957-1966, and to Ethel Schlatter Klopfenstein from 1967-present. His many interests included poetry, camping, music, traveling and visiting family.
Gordon is survived by his wife Ethel: children Joe (Nancy) Klopfenstein, Corvallis, OR, Dan (Judy) Klopfenstein, Fort Wayne, Ann (Tina) Klopfenstein, Indianapolis, David (Karol) Klopfenstein, Brooklyn, NY, Mike (Heather) Klopfenstein, Indianapolis; seven grandsons; and siblings Barbara King, Columbus, Ind., and David Klopfenstein, Muskegon, Mich. Gordon was preceded in death by his parents, first wife Ruth and sister Carolyn Johnson.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at Agape Church of the Brethren, 11610 Lima Road, Fort Wayne, with visitation one hour prior.
Visitation will also be held on Monday, June 3 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at D.O. McComb and Sons Pine Valley Funeral Home, 1320 E. Dupont Rd. Fort Wayne. Memorial contributions may be made to Heifer International (www.heifer.org).