Dr. Everett Klontz
1921 - 2018
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Dr. Everett Klontz

West Lafayette - Dr. Everett E. Klontz, 96, of West Lafayette, passed away at 8:02 a.m. on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at Creasy Springs.

The son of the late Harry E. and Edith (Staley) Klontz, born on August 28, 1921 in Akron, Ohio. His marriage of 49 years was to M. Catherine Burger on August 22, 1942 in Akron. Catherine preceded him in death in August of 91'.

Everett graduated from Akron East High School. He received his B.S. from Kent State, M.S. from the University of Illinois, and PHD from Purdue University. Professionally, Everett was a Professor of Physics for 46 years at Purdue University, retiring in 1992.

Everett honorably served his country in the United States Army from 1944 to 1946. He was involved with the Lafayette Symphony for 50 years.

He leaves behind three sons, David (wife: Pamela) Klontz of Lafayette, IN, Douglas (wife: Angela) Klontz of South Bend, IN, and Denis Klontz of Lafayette, IN; two sisters, Arlene Ealy of San Diego, CA and Beverly (husband: James) Dial of Akron, OH; one brother, Kenneth (wife: Joyce) KLontz of Wellington, OH; three grandchildren, Ryan Klontz, Meaghan Meyer, and Greta Harper; and four great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and wife, Everett is preceded in death by one grandson, David P. Klontz.

Graveside services will take place at a later date at Rest Haven Memorial Park. In lieu of usual remembrances, direct memorial contributions to Purdue Physics Scholarship Fund http://www.physics.purdue.edu/alumni/giving/ or Lafayette Symphony - P.O. Box 52, Lafayette, IN 47902. Hippensteel Funeral Home entrusted with care. Please share memories and condolences online at www.hippensteelfuneralservice.com.

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Published in Journal & Courier on Jan. 27, 2018.
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February 1, 2018
My condolences to the family of Everett Klontz...I am a member of the Lafayette Symphony Guild...he was a great supporter of the LSO...my thoughts and prayers are with you....
Alice Anderson
January 29, 2018
Sorry for your loss.
Kent Cooper
January 28, 2018
We are sorry to hear of Everett's passing. He was an enjoyable part of our Wednesday Bridge group. He will be missed. Accept our sincere sympathy.
Teresa Yocum
January 27, 2018
Will miss him. He was such a presence with our mother, Gladys Schwieren. We are so grateful for all he was to our family.
Dwayne and Judy Peterson
Dwayne Peterson
January 27, 2018
So sorry to hear of Everett 's passing. He was like a part of our family for about 10 years as he and our Mom and Grandma Gladys where very close friends. He will be missed very much. Our prayers are with you all at this time and God bless you.
Bee Reagan Family and Wells family and Peterson family.
Bee Reagan
January 27, 2018
We are sorry to hear of Everetts recent passing. He was a good man. Please accept our condolences. Deb Harper.
Deb Harper
January 27, 2018
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
Hippensteel Funeral Home, Inc.
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