Lucille M. Klopfenstein


Lucille M. Klopfenstein, 101, of Jackson Center, passed away at the Wapakoneta Manor on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013.

She was born in Logan County on Jan. 27, 1912, to the late William Preston and Etta Miller Baughman.

On Feb. 14, 1933, she married Roy C. Klopfenstein and he preceded her in death Sept. 8, 1986. She also was preceded in death by a son, David L. Klopfenstein; three sisters; and three brothers.

Survivors include her son, George W. (Sara) Klopfenstein of Sidney; daughter-in-law, Carol Klopfenstein of Botkins; grandchildren, Lynda (Greg) Keith of Maplewood, Craig Klopfenstein of Sidney, Dawn (Mitch) Bailey and Amy (Austin) Regula, both of Jackson Center, and Ron (Beth) Klopfenstein and Cheri (Tom) Geis, both of Botkins; and 13 great-grandchildren.

A member of St. Jacob’s Lutheran Church in Jackson Township, Lucille was a homemaker. She loved to spend time outdoors on her beloved farm where she lived for 95 years helping to drive wagons from field to field, walking the woods hunting for mushrooms and picking hickory nuts. She is remembered for the love she put into making her famous molasses cookies, which were the first thing the grandkids went to when visiting grandma was straight to the cookie jar.

She loved to entertain her family with spontaneous singing such as her “Sauerkraut Song” and telling funny stories. Her lively personality will live on through her great-grandchildren who will carry on her energetic and independent spirit.

Pastor Shannon Vogelezang officiates a funeral at 10 a.m. Friday at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, Jackson Center, where calling is from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Burial is in Glen Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charities of the donors’ choices.

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