Albion - Claudine I. King, 90, of Albion, passed away on Thursday, March 25, 2021. She was born on November 1, 1930 in Brimfield to Paul Baker and Orpha Ackerman. She was raised by her mother and stepfather, Donald Hoover. A lifetime area resident, Claudine married Dalles King in Albion on November 1, 1947. He preceded her in death on Feb 18, 2004. She enjoyed crocheting and spending time with her grandchildren. Claudine was especially fond of completing puzzles. She also enjoyed college basketball, Notre Dame Football, and watching the Indianapolis Colts.
Survivors include sons, Dennis (Sandy) King of Albion, and Gary (Lonnie Braun) King of Ft. Wayne, brother, Donald (Suzanne) Hoover of Rome City, twin sister, Pauline Ross of Albion, sisters, Colleen Culbertson of Churubusco, and Betty Parker of Arkansas. Also surviving are grandchildren, Terry (Brenda) Knafel, Brian (Lisa) Knafel, Kevin (Nicole) Knafel, Augusta & Adam Bennett, Brent King, and Justin King; step grandchildren, Rob & Cheryl Koher, Jeff Koher, and Steven Koher; and many great and great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter, Kathleen Knafel, and son-in-law, Jim Knafel.
Funeral service is 11:00am Monday, March 29, 2021 at Harper Funeral Homes, Albion Chapel, 771 Trail Ridge Road, Albion; with visitation one hour prior. Pastor Doug Keenan will officiate. Visitation also from 2-6pm pm Sunday, March 28, 2021 at the funeral home. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Albion.
Contributions in Claudine's memory may be directed to the Albion American Legion Post #246.
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