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John Kloosterman

Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, USA
Death 24 Mar 2011 (aged 93)
Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, USA
Burial Lewiston, Niagara County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 67513625 · View Source
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NIAGARA FALLS — John Kloosterman passed away at home on Thursday, March 24, 2011. He was 93. He was born in Niagara Falls on September 10, 1917, the son of Henry and Catherine (Vanderwalt) Kloosterman. He graduated from Trott Vocational High School and entered the U.S. Army in 1941. He served in the Far East Command during World War II, attaining the rank of Master Sergeant.

Mr. Kloosterman worked as an electrician for IBEW Local 237, beginning in 1937. He was a long-time member of St. John de LaSalle Church, enjoyed woodworking and was a member of the Holy Name Society, St. Vincent de Paul Society and the Bishop Duffy Men's Club, but most of all he enjoyed his time with his family.

He is survived by his three children, William Kloosterman (Judy Noworyta) of Wheatfield, Paul Kloosterman (Jane) of Ransomville, Kathryn Neville (Larry) of Wheatfield; his daughter-in-law, Patricia Kloosterman of Lewiston; 13 grandchildren, Maria McKean (Brian), Claudine Bierly (Jarod), Kolleen Ziolo, Christine Janik (Paul), Danielle Kloosterman, Kimberly Onevelo (Phil), Marika Morris (Alex), Eric Kloosterman, James Neville (Julie), Sonya Marchetti (Steve), Meegan Rotella (Frank), John Kloosterman and Paul Kloosterman (Kristen). Mr. Kloosterman is also survived by 23 great-grandchildren, Joey, Erin, Emily, Nicholas, Timothy, Joey, Rachel, William, Connor, Gracie, Gabrielle, Jack, Derek, Phillip, Ramsey, Jamon, Jonathon, Jayden, Jon, Edward, Paul, Dakota and Paytton. He was predeceased by his wife of 67 years, Annette (LaPointe) Kloosterman (2009) and two sons, Jon Raymond Kloosterman and James Michael Kloosterman.




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  • Find A Grave Memorial 67513625
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Kloosterman (10 Sep 1917–24 Mar 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 67513625, citing Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lewiston, Niagara County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Anthony S. (contributor 47450865) .