Elmer L. Klinstiver
Elmer L. Klinstiver, 97, passed away Thursday, June 2, 2022, at Autumn Woods in New Albany, Ind.
He was born on Jan. 15, 1925, to the late Elmer and Elsie Hilt Klinstiver, and graduated from New Albany High School. At age 19, he entered the United States Army in June of 1944. He was sent to Africa and on to Italy, where he served as a medic. While there, he received two Purple Hearts. Years later, as a proud veteran, he and his son were blessed to go on the Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., and see the World War II Memorial as well as others.
He enjoyed building and flying model airplanes, camping, fishing and visiting 48 of the 50 states. Elmer was a member of Grace Lutheran Church. He also helped in building and starting Epiphany and Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran churches.
Preceding him in death were his parents; his beloved wife of 64 years, Edna May Schoen; his son, Elmer Lee Klinstiver; grandson, Gary Conrad; and son-in-law, Robert Conrad.
Survivors include his daughters, Rebecca Fetz (Richard) of Georgetown and June Rowland (John) of Corydon; granddaughters, Kimberly Bahr (Chris) of Blaine, Minn., and Jennifer Woods of Georgetown; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 6, 2022, at Grace Lutheran Church, 1787 Klerner Lane, New Albany, Ind.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 7, 2022, at the church with burial and military honors to follow at Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park in New Albany.
Kraft Funeral Service in New Albany is handling the arrangements.
The family requests expressions of sympathy to Grace Lutheran Church.
Online condolences may be left at www.kraftfs.com.