Mary Catherine Kurtz Klopfenstein

June 28, 1920January 25, 2013

MARY CATHERINE KLOPFENSTEIN, 92, of Harlan, died on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born June 28, 1920, in Allen County, she was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church and Quilting Circle for Overseas Missions. Surviving are her daughters, Brenda Kurtz and Janell (Al) Hoeppner, both of Fort Wayne; sons, Gregory (Farren) Klopfenstein of Woodburn, Todd (Christine) Klopfenstein of Fort Wayne and Tim (Kimberly) Klopfenstein of Woodburn; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sisters, Doris DeLong and Helen Lantz; and brothers, John (Mary Lou) Kurtz, Tom (Dorothy) Kurtz and George Kurtz. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gladwyn, in 2002; daughter, Linda Klopfenstein; son, Vincent Klopfenstein; brother, Robert Kurtz; and sister, Marjorie Klopfenstein. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Harlan, with calling one hour prior. The Rev. Amy Beitelschees-Albers officiating. Calling also from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at Hockemeyer Funeral Home, Harlan. Burial in Harlan Memorial Cemetery, Harlan. Preferred memorials to Harlan Lions Club or the church.


  • Visitation Sunday, January 27, 2013
  • Visitation Monday, January 28, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 28, 2013

Mary Catherine Kurtz Klopfenstein

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John & Sue Ehle

January 27, 2013

Our deepest sympathy to the family. May God be with you all and comfort you during this time of sorrow.

Judi Stauffer Evans

January 27, 2013

Brenda & family,

I am sorry for your loss. Treasure your memories.

Dan & Lisa Leeper

January 26, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of Catherine! She was a very nice lady and always a warm hello! Rest in Peace

Lisa-Burrier Underwood

January 26, 2013

My deepest sympathies