Monday, May 14, 2018
4:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Charles R. Lux Family Funeral Home
2300 S. Lincoln Rd.
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
Vigil will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
11:00 AM EDT
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
A luncheon will immediately follow at Lincoln Reception Center
2300 S. Lincoln Rd., Mt. Pleasant.
Life Story / Obituary
Our loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and great-grandfather passed away at Woodland Hospice House on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at the age of 93. Stanley or ‘Stan’ as all his relatives and friends called him, was born on November 23, 1924 in Ferndale, Michigan, son of the late Walter and Vivian (Richardson) Klumpp.
A Funeral Mass for Stan will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 15, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Don Henkes as celebrant and Deacon Larry Fussman assisting. A luncheon will immediately follow at Lincoln Reception Center (2300 S. Lincoln Rd., Mt. Pleasant). Interment will be in St. Henry Cemetery in Rosebush. The family will receive friends at Charles R. Lux Family Funeral Home on Monday from 4-7:30 p.m. with the Vigil beginning at 7:30 p.m. Visitation continues at the church on Tuesday one hour prior to Mass. Memorial contributions may be made to the Commission on Aging (2200 S. Lincoln Rd., Mt. Pleasant MI 48858) or Woodland Hospice (2597 S. Meridian Rd., Mt. Pleasant MI 48858). Envelopes will be available at the funeral home or church.
On April 10, 1948 Stan married the former Anna Marie Schumacher and they recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary ceremony. A graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School in 1943, Stan served as class president and always kept the class in contact with each other. Following graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army where he thereafter served in World War II, including the Battle of the Bulge. He also served as a personal aide to General Patton. Upon honorary discharge from the military, he returned to Mt. Pleasant, where he took a job in the Roosevelt Oil Company exploration fields and thereafter with Faulkner Construction Company, Midland, Michigan as Office Manager and Purchasing Agent.
Stan retired from Faulkner Construction Company after 35 years and in his retirement years, served as a “Meals on Wheels” carrier for over 20 years, driving over 90,000 miles which earned him a 2013 “Distinguished Citizen Award” from the Mt. Pleasant Rotary Club. He received special recognition from the Isabella County Commission on Aging of which he was also an active volunteer. Stan also was a regular participant in the United Way Center Day of Caring.
He was a long-time parishioner, contributor and Board member of the parishes of St. Henry’s and St. Charles’ Catholic Churches. He also served as vice-president of the Gratiot Isabella County Intermediate School District Board of Directors. A farmer by trade, Stan could skillfully complete any task, and through his patient instruction, his family members could as well. Stan also loved to play golf and he put in many hours and rounds on the community golf courses.
Stan is survived by his wife of 70 years, Ann; six children, Dennis (Silvia) Klumpp of Atlanta, Georgia, Marsha (Bill) Grace of Cadillac, Marilyn (Leo) Wickert, Mary Ann (John) Olinger, Marlene (Bob) Zuker all of Mt. Pleasant, and Bryan (Sandy) Klumpp of Traverse City; 15 grandchildren, Amanda (Jeremy) Hart, Marla (Jay) Putman, Eric (Viviane) Klumpp, Felipe (Mari) Klumpp, Alicia (Joe) VanBuskirk, Matthew Grace, Bryan Olinger, Stefanie (Nick) Maeder, Janelle (Matt) Katz, Kasey Klumpp, Lindsay (Dennis) Campbell, Jacob Zuker, Chelsea (Rich Heltzel) Klumpp, Kyle Klumpp, and Jennifer Zuker; 15 great grandchildren, Nicolas, Cristian, Lucas, Carolina, Sofia, Connor, Tyler, Reice, Lauren, Alexis, Adrienne, Rowan, Mia, Noah, and Abigail; two siblings, Kendall (Lois) Klumpp of Mt. Pleasant and Marlin (Kathy) Klumpp of Tecumseh; and in-laws, Ken (Nancy) Schumacher of White Lake, Kathleen Pohl of Beal City and Carol (Lindy) Swan of Weidman; and many nieces and nephews. Stan and Ann also hosted two exchange students, a son, Cristovam from Brazil and a daughter, Connie from Germany. He was preceded in death by a son, Norman; sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Deo McClintic; brother-in-law, Gerald Pohl; parents, Walter and Vivian Klumpp; and parents-in-law, Julius and Bertha Schumacher. To leave a condolence for the family or to sign the online guest book please visit www.CharlesRLux.com