|Birth: ||May 30, 1926|
|Death: ||Mar. 17, 1993|
Clarence Klompien, 70, passed away of natural causes Monday, March 17, 1997, at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital. He was born May 30, 1926, in Manhattan to George and Jennie (Vander Woude) Klompien. He grew up and received his education in Manhattan. After finishing his schooling, he worked for a number of different farmers in the Manhattan area.
On Feb. 10, 1948, he married Jennie VanDyk in Manhattan. They moved to Gallatin Gateway in 1952 where he farmed for 14 years. They then moved back to Manhattan where he set up a dairy and ranched for 30 years. He retired and moved to Churchill in 1993.
He enjoyed doing latch hook, collecting antique tractors, gardening and working in the shop. He was a charter member of the Bethel Christian Reformed Church where he served as a deacon for two terms. He was also very active in the Gallatin Valley Diaconate. He was a good Christian role model for his children and grandchildren. He loved to help people and was a good neighbor.
He is survived by his wife, Jennie; son and daughter in law, Larry and Lorraine Klompien; son and daughter in law, Ronald and Marlys Klompien; daughter, Cheryl Klompien; son in law, Arlin Wynia; son and daughter in law, Wayne and Linda Klompien; son and daughter in law, Kenneth and Cindy Klompien; sister and brother in law, Pearl and Bernard Cole, all of Manhattan; sister in law, Tena Klompien of Kimberly, Idaho; sister, Joan VanDyke, and brother and sister in law, Alvin and Ruth Klompien of Manhattan; brother and sister in law, Don and Kathy Klompeen of Gallup, N.M.; 17 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, Edwin Lee Klompien; a brother, John Klompien; and brother in law, Pete VanDyk.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Bethel Christian Reformed Church. Interment will be in Churchill Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Manhattan Christian School, 8000 Churchill Road, Manhattan 59741.
In 1930 Clarence (3y) resided with his parents George (33 y) and Jennie (27 y) and his sister Pearl (1 y) in Manhattan. In 1940 Clarence (13 y) lived with his parents, farmer Gurt Klompien and Jennie, and his siblings Pearl (11 y), John H (9 y), Joan G (6 y), Alvin G (4 y) and Donald J (1 y), in Manhattan too, in a rented home.
Geert Klompien (1897 - 1980)
Jantje van der Woude Klompien (1902 - 1985)
Edwin Lee Klompien (1954 - 1954)*
Created by: Peter Hakze
Record added: Feb 18, 2013
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