Carl Allen Klopfenstine

Obituary of Carl Allen Klopfenstine

Carl Allen Klopfenstine, 80, of Clinton, Missouri, formerly of Independence, Mo., died Friday, January 7, 2022, at the Kansas City VA Medical Center, Kansas City, Mo. He was born October 10, 1941, in Kansas City, Kansas, the son of Elmer Carl Klopfenstine and Hazel Niona (Richie) Klopfenstine. He married Barbara Leona Garrett and they were the parents of a daughter, Lisa Renee. Carl graduated from Van Horn High School in Independence. He served in the United Sates Navy from 1958 to 1962. He worked as a welder and foreman for Allis-Chalmers for several years. He also owned and operated a mechanic shop and salvage yard. He worked as the heating and cooling specialist for an apartment complex while living in Las Vegas. Carl was a creative and inventive person. He enjoyed the details of putting together stained-glass art and was a talented drummer, starting his own band. Mechanically gifted, he enjoyed working on things. He enjoyed racing and built his own stock car. Among many projects over the years, he renovated a school bus into a camper for his family, and made several robotic inventions. He was a caring father to Lisa and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Survivors include his daughter, Lisa Rold (Sam), Windsor, Mo.; 5 grandchildren, Richard Klopfenstine, Derik Cantrell, Brian Cantrell, Jocelyn Rold, and Grace Fockler; 5 great-grandchildren, Rylan, Chase, Kenton, Leland, and Paisley; 2 brothers, Gil Klopfenstine (Linda), Carthage, Mo., and Gary Klopfenstine (Debbie), Sugar Creek, Mo.; a sister, Jimie McGinley, Alabama; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and 2 brothers, Stanley Klopfenstine and Harold Klopfenstine. No services are planned at this time. The family suggests contributions to Fisher House Foundation in Carl’s memory and may be left in care of the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor.
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