Joe Clossin
1932 - 2021
Goodwin Funeral Home
200 S Main Street
Frankfort, IN

Joe Clossin, 89, of Frankfort, died Nov. 11, 2021 at Westly Manor in Frankfort. He was born Jan. 21, 1932 to Ernest and Ethel (True) Clossin. Joe was preceded in death by his two brothers, John Clossin (wife Mary) and Jim Clossin (surviving wife Nancy J. Clossin). He married Nancy Staugaard on Nov. 26, 1952, and she survives.

Joe was a Frankfort Senior High School graduate and attended Indiana University Bloomington. He was a member of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity. Joe was a Conductor with the Norfolk & Southern Railroad, (Nickle Plate) for 40 years. Prior to the railroad, Joe was associated with Goodwin Funeral Home, assisting with funerals and driving the Goodwin ambulance. Since 1954, he was a member of the Moose Lodge #7 and played in the Moose Golf League for years. He made two "hole-in-ones" on the Frankfort Golf Course, (holes #2 and #13). Joe was a member of the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Frankfort.

Joe loved IU basketball and the Indianapolis Colts and staying up to date on all current events. He was an avid reader and an expert in Civil War history. He enjoyed doing crosswords, playing euchre, and spending time with his family. Joe and Nancy loved going on trips, and especially loved their cruise to Alaska. Joe was a kind and humble man with a great sense of humor and dedication to his family. He loved big-band music, dancing and telling stories. His kind and loving spirit will be missed.

Joe is survived by his wife, Nancy Clossin of Frankfort, and three daughters, Constance McKenney (husband Mike), of Concord Township, Ohio, Janna Cripe and Karen Cunningham (husband Brad), both of Frankfort. He had seven grandchildren, Ryan McKenney (wife Julie), Sarah Grimaldi, Chip Irwin (wife Teresa), Camon Milligan (husband Curt), Brock Irwin, Lindsay Cunningham (Brandon Reef), and Brooke Cunningham (fiancé Douglas Sutton); and six great-grandchildren, Olive McKenney, Leo McKenney, Malaya Grimaldi, Korra Grimaldi, Logan Irwin and Colin Milligan.

Family services were held with burial in Bunnell Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will be held at Arborwood in Frankfort at a later date. Donations in Joe's memory can be made to the Moose Lodge, 2880 E. Wabash St., Frankfort, IN 46041 or The Frankfort Public Library, 208 W. Clinton St., Frankfort, IN 46041. Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort is assisting the family. Please visit, where you may leave a message for the family.

Published by The Times from Nov. 12 to Nov. 15, 2021.
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Sorry for the families loose of a good husband father grandfather etc. I Ive known Joe for many years working around him on the railroad but have had many great and fun times playing on the Frankfort Moose Lodge 7 golf league for many years also on the many golf trips that i truly enjoyed going on with Joe it was always a great time all good memories but you would hear him when he would hit a bad shot but it was all in fun he truly was a kind honest man Joes three daughters were blessed to have such a nice loving father RIP Joe-your friend Jim Strode
jim strode
November 15, 2021
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