Ronald William Klosterman

CENTRALIA — Ronald William Klosterman, 81, died at 12:30 a.m. Friday, January 26, 2018, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia.

He was born on December 3, 1936, the son of Walter and Clara (Kramer) Klosterman in Brookside Township.

Mr. Klosterman was a lifelong resident of Centralia. He graduated Centralia High School, Class of 1955. He was an Orphan and played basketball and football. He attended South Eastern Louisiana University, in Hammond, Louisiana, on basketball scholarship. He served as President of his Senior Class in college. He majored in Mathematics. He served in the US Army, stationed in Berlin, Germany. He was stationed at Check Point Charlie during the Cold War. He monitored Soviet communications.

He married Joan Carlson on November 15, 1975. He retired from Warren G. Murray Center in 2009. During the 70s and 80s he worked for family owned business Fred & Mary’s. He was an avid sports fan and loved his Cardinals. He was known for his quick wit, jovial personality and infectious smile.

He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and VFW.

He is survived by his wife Joan. sons, Ronald William Klosterman II and wife Christine Mangan of New York, and John Snyder and wife Christina of Centralia; daughters Julie Stover and husband David of Centralia, Jacqueline West and husband Alan of Victoria, Texas, Kimberley Broadhurst of Iowa City, and Michael Broadhurst of Los Angeles; grandsons: Chris Stover and wife Cassie, Matthew Stock, Nicholas Snyder, and Billy Sanders; granddaughters: Laura Stover, Olivia, Stephanie, and Evelyn Snyder, Brooke Sanders; great-grand-daughter Amariah Storey; sister, Clara Defend of Edwardsville, and friend and brother-in-law Gary Carlson.

He was predeceased by his parents; brothers Duane Klosterman, Jack Klosterman, Walter Klosterman and Robert Klosterman; and sister, LaDon Simpson.

A Graveside Service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 28, 2018, at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Centralia with Pastor Perry Schefelker officiating.

Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home before the Graveside Service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Trinity Lutheran School in Centralia and will be accepted by the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home, which is honored to serve the Ronald Klosterman family with arrangements.

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