Calvin G. Klopfenstein
1930 - 2020
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LEO - Calvin G. Klopfenstein, 90, died Monday, Sept. 14, 2020 at The Cedars in Leo, Indiana. He was born on Sept. 12, 1930 in Grabill, Indiana to the late Ralph & Edith (Snyder) Klopfenstein.

He married Marilyn G. Ringenberg on July 10, 1954 at Grabill Missionary Church. She survives.

Survivors include: sons, Ron (Lorene) Klopfenstein, of Colorado, Reg (Kay) Klopfenstein, of Osceola, Indiana and Rod Klopfenstein, of Leo, Indiana; grandchildren, Kirsten (Matt) Weber, of Colorado, Reid (Maria) Klopfenstein, of Colorado, Matthew (Amanda Heinsman) Klopfenstein, of Illinois and Joshua (Nancy Murphy) Klopfenstein, of Texas; great grandchildren, Ella Weber, Cole Weber and Ava Klopfenstein. He is also survived by a sister, Beverly (Richard) Schantz Leo, Indiana.

He was preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law, Foster & Willodean Klopfenstein.

Cal owned & operated C. G. Klopfenstein Builders, Inc. He was a Korean War Army Veteran, a life long member of Grabill Missionary Church, sang with the Senior Saints and enjoyed traveling with his wife. They were able to travel to all 50 states and 14 countries together.

Private family graveside service will be held due to Covid 19.

Memorials to Grabill Missionary Church (Missions Fund) – 13637 State Street Grabill, IN 46741.

Arrangements by Carnahan-Baidinger & Walter Funeral Home, Spencerville, IN. To view an online obituary & sign the guestbook, please visit

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Published in KPCNews on Sep. 16, 2020.
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September 22, 2020
Cal was a great customer of ours. We have enjoyed servicing his and Rod's HVAC's. Our sympathy to the family.
September 18, 2020
Cal built two homes for us, we have been in our current home for over 32 years. He was honest and well respected. His homes were top of the line, quality built. Loved working with him and his crew. With our deepest sympathy to Marilyn and family. Richard and Carol Thonert
Carol Thonert
September 17, 2020
Calvin was one of the pillars in our church and community, a friend of my parents and a great example of Jesus. Sorry he is gone.
Brent Clifton
September 16, 2020
Cal built our home near Leo over 30 years ago and getting to know him was a pleasure. We found him to be a very honest, hard working, and honorable man. We love the home and still live there. I liked and respected Cal so much that when he and Marilyn had their anniversary Awhile back, i wrote a letter to him at The Cedars, telling him what a great job he did, and how much we enjoyed the home. He was so pleased, he called me and we had a nice chat. Heaven is being joined by a very good citizen.
William Cook
September 16, 2020
I served for many years with Cal on the Board of Directors of Lifeline Youth and Family Services. I have fond memories of our working together to minister to youth and families. At one period of time, Cal would be the chief
September 16, 2020
Marilyn , we send our sincerest condolences in the passing of Cal. Our thoughts and prayers have been with you both, and will continue to pray for you! I know the last year has been less than ideal for two people who have been by each others side for your entire lives. Sincerest sympathies to your entire family, as well.....we love you!
Diane and Delagrange
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