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“Gordon and his family was a very important part of my childhood, both at Aldersgate and at Aboite. May the Peace of Christ be with him and the entire...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Steve Evans - Warren, MI

“Dear Ethel & Family,I'm so sorry to hear of Gordon's passing. Thinking of you all and sending love.Kendra (Sousley) Mellinger ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Kendra (Sousley) Mellinger - CA

“Our thoughts are with Ethel and all of the family at this time as you gather together to remember Gordon. May God bless you all.This message comes...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: A friend

“Mike,Joe,Ann, Dan and Dave. We are so sorry to hear about the death of your father this week. Orvil let us know fairly promptly. Gordon welcomed us...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Ariadne and Dennis Fountain

“I AM SADDEN AT THE PASSING OF GORDON KLOPFENSTEIN AS HE WAS A TEACHER OF MINE IN SCHOOL BUT MORE IMPORTANT, HIS LAY MINISTERY AT ALDERSGATE UMC IN MY...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: WILLIAM EVANS - Chesapeake, VA

“Dan and family,I was saddened to hear of your father's death. I'm holding you in prayer as you deal with this difficult time. ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Kathy Beatty - Fort wayne, IN


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).