Virgil Klosterman


Virgil Klosterman, 94, of Seymour, passed away Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, at home surrounded by his family.

Born May 10, 1921, in Dudleytown, he was the son of Henry and Lydia Brethauer Klosterman, both of whom preceded him in death. On Nov. 14, 1942, he married Pauline Melloncamp who preceded him in death Oct. 7, 2002. On Sept. 25, 2004, he married Patricia Darlage who survives.

Virgil was a lifelong member of Emanuel Lutheran Church in Dudleytown. He was employed at Jackson County Farm Bureau Co-Op for 33 years before moving to Venice, Florida, in 1979. He retired from Bates File in 1986. He was a member of Lakeside Lutheran Church where he served as an elder and was on many boards and committees. Virgil was very involved in Aid Association for Lutherans, now known as Thrivent Financial, and was president of Branch 5439. He and his wife, Pauline, were active in the Migrant Ministry in Immokalee, Florida. In 1998, he moved to Sarasota and became a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. He returned to Jackson County in 2001.

Other survivors include his daughter, Barbara (Thomas) Noble; his sons, David (Donna) Klosterman and Robert “Bob” (Kimberly) Klosterman; his grandchildren,  Renee Riani, Kirsten Shafer, Mitzi Pearson, Michael Klosterman, Jeffrey Klosterman, Bradley Klosterman, Jennifer Culver and Chelsey Klosterman; great-grandchildren, Alexander Klosterman, Rachel Klosterman, Amory Klosterman, Anaka Riani, Rebecca Riani, Ella Shafer, Spencer Pearson, Olivia Culver and Brooklyn Culver; four stepchildren; six stepgrandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren.

Besides his parents and first wife, he was preceded in death by his sister, Edna Lambring.

The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Emanuel Lutheran Church, Dudleytown, with Pastor David J. Whan officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Voss Chapel and from 9 a.m. until time of service Wednesday at the church.

Memorials may be made to Emanuel Lutheran Church, Trinity Lutheran High School or Hospice of Schneck Medical Center.