Wilbur Klopfenstein

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Wilbur Klopfenstein

October 09, 1936 - December 01, 2018

Wilbur Klopfenstein Wilbur L. Klopfenstein, 82, died Saturday, Dec. 1, at Courtyard Healthcare.
He was born Oct. 9, 1936 in Beaver Crossing, Nebraska to James and Mabel (Eicher) Klopfenstein.
On Sept. 15, 1956 he married Doris Roth in Goshen.
She survives, along with two children, Kelly (Brett) Doberenz, Goshen and Gary (Bobbie) Klopfenstein, Middlebury; five grandchildren, Kasie and Zachery (Katie) Klopfenstein, Alex (Heather), Austin and Arick Doberenz; four great-grandchildren, Elliott, Aliyah, Jaxon and Aiden and two brothers, Ted Klopfenstein, Goshen and Keith (Joan) Klopfenstein, Elkhart.
He was preceded in death by his parents; six sisters and three brothers.
A 1954 graduate of Goshen High School, Willie retired as a captain from the Goshen Fire Department after 20 years of service. He was a Realtor from 1982 to 2016 and was named Realtor of the Year and listed in the Top 10 Realtors of Elkhart County.
He was a member of First Brethren Church, Goshen, Maplecrest Country Club and the Elks Club. He and Doris vacationed in Venice, Florida for 20 years. He enjoyed deep sea fishing, cooking and entertaining.
Visitation will be Wednesday, Dec. 5, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home and Thursday from 9 until the 10 a.m. funeral service at First Brethren Church, Goshen. Pastor Cory Smith and former Pastor John Drexler will officiate.
Burial will follow in West Goshen Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to First Brethren Church.
Online condolences may be shared at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.
Published on December 1, 2018
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Michael and Suzanne Zehr
Dec 06, 2018
Doris and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you through this time of loss. We all loved Willie and will miss him but not like the emptiness I’m sure you’re feeling. God bless you and keep you.
Clarice mcgee
Dec 06, 2018
It was great known wille he was a funny guy an will truly be missed and colendenc to Doris and family
Mike Schade
Dec 03, 2018
Willie was a special friend with a similar sense of humor to mind. We had a long standing joke between us about a rotten property he sold me back in the 70's and that stuck with us a these years. I loved your humor, Willie, may you RIP my friend.
Tom Yoder
Dec 03, 2018
Rest in peace my friend, we had more than our share of good memories. Condolences to Doris and the entire family from myself and my wife Bev.
Mike Sweet
Dec 03, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with the Klopfenstein family during this time of sorrow.
Mike Sweet
Nancy Inbodyi
Dec 03, 2018