|Raye E. Klopfenstein|
|Written by provided to Sentinel-Tribune|
|Thursday, 02 January 2014 10:13|
Raye E. Klopfenstein, 91, of Bowling Green, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, December 31, 2013.
He was born May 21, 1922 in Bowling Green, Ohio to Mearl and Norma (Woodworth) Klopfenstein. He married Betty (Drain) on April 16, 1945 and she preceded him in death in 1995. He then married Ruth (Graham) on November 14, 1997 and she survives in Bowling Green.
Raye was a U.S. Army Civil Servant retiring in 1970. He served in the U.S. Navy. During World War II he flew in blimps on submarine patrol in the Atlantic.
He was a member of the Portage American Legion, Bowling Green VFW, Knife Collectors Association and a life member of the National Rifle Association. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and in his younger years, he enjoyed working on cars. He was a collector of guns, knives, antiques, glassware and trains.
Raye was quite the handyman and liked to fix things. He enjoyed square dancing and listening to big bands and country music. After his retirement he loved traveling to Manistee Lake in Michigan. His greatest joy came from being with his family and friends.
Along with his wife Ruth, Raye is survived by his son, Raye Jr. (Emily) Klopfenstein of Bowling Green, Ohio, two grandchildren, William and Marie, three great-grandchildren Nathan, Eric and Megan, three stepdaughters Marian Frobose, Joyce Asmus and Josephine Schmitz, six stepgrandchildren, and eight stepgreat-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife Betty, brother Rex Klopfenstein, twin sister Faye West and sister Carolyn Depetro.
Visitation for Raye will be held on Friday, January 3, 2014 from 4 to 6 p.m. at DUNN FUNERAL HOME, located in the Historical District of Bowling Green at 408 West Wooster Street. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Rev. Meg Knape will officiate.
Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery, where the Wood County Honor Detail will conduct military honors.
Memorial contributions may be given in Raye's honor to the Portage American Legion or the Wood County Historical Society.
To share an online condolence with the family please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com.
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|Last Updated on Thursday, 02 January 2014 10:21|
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