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Joseph Patrick Klopstein
Joseph (Joe) Klopstein March 24, 1962 - June 7, 2022
Joseph (Joe) Klopstein of Gardner, Kansas passed into the Lord’s Kingdom on June 7, 2022, after more than 60 years of life in this world. Joe was born in the St. Louis area on March 24, 1962, to John and Jo Dean Klopstein and lived much of his early life in Hazelwood, MO before moving to Kansas with his wife of more than 20 years, Carla (England) Klopstein.
While growing up Joe was a great athlete and particularly skilled at playing baseball. As an adult he was skilled at many trades including bricklaying and carpentry, but ultimately followed his father’s footsteps as a professional freight hauler, also known to most as a truck driver.
After marrying his lifetime love Carla in 2001 and settling first in Wellsville, Kansas and then in Gardner, Kansas he helped Carla support and guide her son, Brad and became a Grandpa figure to her grandchildren, Nathan, Zander, Spencer and Zoey. He loved Carla’s parents and especially her sister Becky just as he did his own parents and siblings, JoAnn, Jan and John.
Joe especially loved riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle and the great outdoors. As a lifelong hunter, bowhunter and fisherman he loved to pass his knowledge along to others. He spent his final days in the outdoors catching fish and watching whitetail deer pass by.
Joe is preceded in death by his Father John (Jack) Klopstein, Father In-Law Joe England, Mother In-Law Colleen Davis, Grandparents, Clyde and Hestel Market and John and Helen Klopstein.
He is survived by his loving wife Carla Klopstein, her Son Brad Jones, her Siblings, Rebecca Coatney, Scott (Wanda) England, Deidre England, Sandra Craig. Mother Jo Dean Klopstein, his Siblings, Jo Ann (Frank) Valenti, Janet (Mark) Gan, John (Susan) Klopstein, numerous Grandchildren, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces and Nephews that absolutely loved him as well as so many great friends he made along his journey.
Ride safe, happy hunting and great fishing in the next chapter, Joe.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can me made to Joe’s family via his wife Carla Klopstein 438 Hickory St. Gardner, KS 66030.
Arrangements are pending under the direction of PATHWAY-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 411 Union Avenue, Moberly, Missouri 65270 (660) 263-7284. Condolences may be left online for then family at www.pathwaymemorial.com.
Jan and JoAnn,
I am so saddened to hear of the loss of your brother, Joe.
You and your families are in my thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort as you honor Joe with love in your grief.
Stan Jun 15 2022 8:22 PM
Carla I thoughts and prayers go out to you and the family Joe was a great guy
God bless you all
Greg and Sandy Foley Jun 11 2022 3:56 PM
Joe was a good friend of mine. Very proud to have known him. Great young man. Very sorry to hear about this young man.. Him and his father will be riding their bikes together now. Very sorry for the loss to everyone!!!!!💚🇮🇪☘️👍 God Bless
Mike Burton Jun 10 2022 12:41 PM
This message is for Joe's mama Jodean. My heart goes out to you. I can't even imagine what your going through. Please know we love you, and we care. You raised a good son, with a good heart. I'm praying that GOD wraps his arms around you and gives you strength to get through the pain. We love you very much!!
Paula Dittmer Jun 10 2022 10:25 AM
My heart goes out to Carla, Jan, Joann, John and family. Joe touched so many lives, and he will be missed greatly. I have wonderful memories of barbecuing at the Gans with Joey. Motorcycle rides, and the only one I felt safe with riding. Joe has a big heart, and was kind, and a great sense of humor. Joey was one of a kind, beat to his own drum, and I loved that about him. He loved his family, and they loved him. I pray for you all, that our GOD will be by your side through this very sad and difficult time. I know Joey is celebrating with your family in Heaven. I ask GOD to wrap his arms around each of you and gives you strength. Sending much love to each of you!. Until we meet again Joey, love you!
Paula Dittmer Jun 10 2022 8:27 AM
Carla so sorry for your loss!🙏
Debbie Bobski Jun 9 2022 11:45 PM
My deepest sympathy. My memory of Joe when he stayed with us “Mom I’m home” Now sweet Joe you are forever HOME! What a great guy Mike and I will sure miss u til we meet again! 😘
Beth and Mike Miller Jun 9 2022 6:38 PM
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Carla, and the family
Roxanne Hunepohl Jun 9 2022 5:56 PM
Jo Ann and Jan, my sympathies to you and the rest of your family on the loss of your brother.
Wendy Barrow Jun 9 2022 5:47 PM
My prayers for my friends family, Joe was a good friend back in the day. We worked a summer together tuck pointing. I will drink a beer for you Joe!!
Mike Coyne Jun 9 2022 4:38 PM