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Courtney E. Kloster

d. June 12, 2017

Courtney Eileen Kloster 34, passed away unexpectedly on June 13, 2017.  She was born November 10, 1982 in Wayne Nebraska to Phil and Eileen (Zuehlke) Kloster.  Courtney was a graduate of Townview  H.S. in Dallas, Texas, Hutchinson Community College and she earned a Bachelors in Arts in Social Work at Wichita State University.  Courtney was slated to begin graduate school at WSU in the fall. 


Courtney’s tenacity, kind soul and beautiful infectious smile were just a few of her greatest attributes. One could rarely win a debate against her.  Courtney was an avid animal lover who if allowed would have rescued every cat from the humane Society.  She also had a deep love of penguins and was anticipating her upcoming September wedding to her Fiancé Greg at the Tanganyika Wildlife Park near Goddard, Kansas.   


Courtney is survived by her Fiancé Greg Martinez of Newton, KS; mother Eileen Kloster of Newton, KS; Father Phil (Merryl) Kloster Mansfield, TX; sisters: Brenda (Glenn) Bruneau of Omaha, NE; Stephanie (Kendall) Winter of Peabody, KS; Greta (Jesse) Sandoval of Newton, KS: Shannon Kloster and Freddy Perez of Olathe, KS: brother: Paul Kloster of Mesquite, TX: Nephews: Grant Bruneau, Carter Bruneau, Zachary Stephey, Mason Bruneau; nieces: Mya Winter, Olivia Sandoval, Isabel Sandoval, and Adyson Winter. She is also survived by several loving Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.


Memorial service will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, June 19, 2017 at Trinity Heights United Methodist Church with The Reverend Donna Voteau presiding.  Visitation will be 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Petersen Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the funeral home. Private family inurnment with be in Greenwood Cemetery, Newton.


Memorials are suggested to Tanganyika Wildlife Park or Trinity Heights United Methodist Church in care of Petersen Funeral Home.  

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