Thomas H Klosterman

October 13, 1939 ~ April 10, 2020 (age 80)


Thomas "Taco" H. Klosterman, 80, formerly of rural Celina, OH died Friday April 10, 2020 at his residence in Rockford, OH.


He was born October 13, 1939 in St. Marys, OH to Arthur and Viola (Osterfield) Klosterman.


On December 14, 1963, he married Barbara J. Freewalt, who died March 17, 2017.


Survivors include: daughter Kimberly (Richard) Shaffer of Rockford, OH

                             daughter Kandy (fiancee' Debbie Kessler) Klosterman of Westerville, OH

                             6 grandchildren: Nathan Williams, Kelsey Williams, Emily DiAlbart, Blair Shaffer, Alex Shaffer and Zach Gehron

                             2 great-grandchildren: Brynna Williams and Kruze Williams

                             sister Jean Boes of Gahanna, OH

                             brother Don Klosterman of St. Marys, OH

                             sister Marie "Mert" Humphries of St. Marys, OH

                             brother Bernard "Barney" (Carol) Klosterman of St. Marys, OH

                             brother Dale "Dugan" (Marsha) Klosterman of Van Wert, OH

                             sister Kay (John) Seibert of Coldwater, OH

                             brother Bob (Ronda) Klosterman of St. Marys, OH

                             brother John (Cindy) Klosterman of Wapakoneta, OH

                             brother Jerry (Delilah) Klosterman of St. Marys, OH

                             brother Dick (Catherine) Klosterman of Celina, OH

                             sister Becky (Denny) Link of Batavia, OH

                             sister Chrissie (Howie) Chunnic of St. Marys, OH

                             sister Judy (David) Fuller of St. Marys, OH

                             numerous nieces and nephews


Preceded in death by:parents Arthur and Viola Klosterman; wife Barbara Klosterman; sister Carolyn Klosterman-Hawkins; sister Shirley "Shirt" Byerley; sister Betty Lengerich; brother David Klosterman; brothers-in-law: John Humphries, Dwaine Byerley and John Lengerich; sister-in-law Barb Klosterman


He was a graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School (Class of 1958).


A veteran of the United States Navy, he proudly served his country aboard the USS Holder.


He worked for many years at both New Idea Corp. in Coldwater, OH and Rockford Eagles in Rockford, OH.


He was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie # 1292, American Legion Post # 508, Moose Lodge # 1473 and VFW Post #5713.


He will be remembered for his dry sense of humor and love for his family.


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, a private funeral for family and close friends is scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday April 15, 2020 at the Miller Funeral Home 1605 Celina Road (Ohio 703 West Chapel) in St. Marys. Burial will follow at the Mendon Cemetery in Mendon, OH.


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1605 Celina Rd.
St. Marys, OH 45885

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