June E. Klopfenstein, age 86, of Burr Oak, Mich., peacefully went home to her Lord Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009, at the Sturgis Hospital after a short illness.
She was born Feb. 27, 1923, in Centreville, Mich., a daughter to the late Marcus and Ethel Marie (Bowersox) Lewis.
On May 15, 1943, in Three Rivers, Mich., she married Clayton R. Klopfenstein, together they farmed for many years and raised three children. They celebrated 60 years together before he passed away on Aug. 23, 2003.
June has been a resident of Burr Oak all of her life and after retirement spent many happy and fun filled years in Arcadia, Fla., where she spent six months of the year enjoying activities in the park and was very involved with Claytons music.
June was a homemaker and had worked at Denton Mills, Clarks Plastic, and Burr Oak Rubber Products. She never missed an opportunity to attend a family function and lunch with friends was important to her, as well as her daily walks and riding her bicycle in Florida, staying fit was a great achievement for her. Her energy and positive attitude will be truly missed. Her love of God and her family were truly most important in her life.
Surviving are two sons, Kenneth (Sharon) Klopfenstein of Burr Oak and Dale (Vicky) Klopfenstein of Sturgis; one daughter, Jean (Elwood) Burger of Howe, Ind.; eight grandchildren, Kolby Snyder of Portage, Mich., Kasey Klopfenstein of Colorado, Chad (Jeanine) Klopfenstein of Vicksburg, Mich., Wendy (Jason) McVicker of White Pigeon, Mich., Mike (April) Burger of Howe, Ind., Connie (Eugene) Parish of Sturgis, Keith (Judy) Triezenberg of Sturgis, and Craig (Deedra) Triezenberg of Broomfield, Colo.; 12 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Allan Lewis of Mendon, Mich., and Gailin Lewis of Wisconsin; one sister, Harriet Taylor of Sturgis.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two brothers, Robert and Harry Lewis and one sister, Elsie Taylor.
According to her wishes, cremation has taken place. A Graveside service celebrating the life of June E. Klopfenstein will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, at the Burr Oak Cemetery with Mr. Matt Jensen, officiating.
In lieu of flowers the family suggest memorial donations directed to the American Cancer Society or Hospice of Sturgis. Envelopes are available at the Hackman Family Funeral Homes – Rosenberg Chapel, 807 E. Chicago Rd., Sturgis, MI 49091 who is in charge of the arrangements.