Thelma "Fudge" Klopfenstein

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Oct. 2, 1936 - Jan. 31, 2014 SOUTH BEND - Thelma "Fudge" Klopfenstein, 77, of South Bend, formerly of Walkerton, passed away on Friday, January 31, in her residence with her loving family by her side after an extended illness. Fudge was born on October 2, 1936, in Chicago, IL, to the late Ivo and Thelma I. (Smith) Peddycord. On September 15, 1956, in North Liberty, as Thelma J. Peddycord, she married Dean D. Klopfenstein, who preceded her in death on November 11, 2010. Fudge was a sales representative for many companies in the lumber industry and she retired from Circle Lumber in South Bend. Fudge is survived by three daughters, Penny J. (Greg) Lindorf of South Bend, Julie A. (Gene) Miller of South Bend and Robin J. North of Noblesville, IN; one son, James D. (Rhonda) Klopfenstein of Cicero, IN; five sisters, Joyce E. Egger of Richmond, IN, Nancy I. Sheaks of Walkerton, IN, June R. (John) Everman of Bristol, IN, Betty Lou Peddycord of North Liberty and Jennifer J. (Roger) Noble of Albion, Nebraska; and two brothers, John Peddycord of South Bend and Michael (Lynn) Peddycord of Mishawaka, IN. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Stacy (Chad) Paluzzi, Jonathan (Missy) Lindorf, Kyle and Tyler Miller, Austin North, and Nathan and Ashley Klopfenstein; and four great-grandchildren, all whom she loved and cherished. Fudge was preceded in death by her parents, Ivo and Thelma; her husband, Dean; two sisters, Lou LeeVan and Carol Peddycord; and one brother, Milo Peddycord. Fudge loved painting, crafts, gardening and sewing. She also wrote articles called "From Our Neck of the Woods" for the Herald Paper in Walkerton. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, February 15th, at 3:00 PM at Southfield Village Sanctuary, located at 6450 Miami Rd., South Bend, with Chaplain Robert Puhr officiating. Friends may visit with family prior to service from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM in the Sanctuary at Southfield Village. Cremation has taken place. Fudge was a loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother who was cherished by her loving family and all who knew her during her life journey. The family would like to give special thanks to caregivers Rose Gachanja and Colleen Mitchell, the staff at Harbor Light Hospice, and the staff at Senior One Care. In lieu of flowers, please make all memorial contributions to Harbor Light Hospice, located at 1608 E. Day Rd. in Mishawaka, IN 46545; or Michiana Healthcare Training, located at 105 E Jefferson Blvd., South Bend, IN 46601. The HANLEY & Sons Funeral Home "Walkerton Chapel" handled arrangements and extends its deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers to the Klopfenstein family.
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Hanley and Sons Funeral Home
1216 Roosevelt Road  Walkerton, IN 46574
(574) 586-7715
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Published in South Bend Tribune on Feb. 13, 2014