Claudine Ploehn

  • Born: September 1, 1927
  • Died: April 19, 2022
  • Location: Battle Creek, Michigan

Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care

105 Capital Ave NE
Battle Creek, MI 49017

Tel. (269) 962-5527

Tribute & Message From The Family


Claudine Ploehn, age 94, of Battle Creek, passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at her home with her family by her side. Claudine was born September 1, 1927 in Monterey, TN to Claude and Clara (Buckner) Jones. She graduated from Battle Creek Central High School in 1945 and worked for the Kellogg Company for five years. She then worked for Michigan National Bank for 32 years, retiring in 1982.

Claudine is survived by her three children, Mrs. Paula (Jack) Hunn, Leisa (Steve) Cracolici and Kurtis (Deb) Ploehn; 7 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Claudine married Arthur Ploehn on December 30, 1950 in Angola, IN. He sadly preceded her in death in 1977. She was also preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Mabeline Mignery and two brothers, Paul T. Jones and Carl R. Jones.

Cremation has taken place and a Funeral Mass to celebrate Claudine's life will be 11:00 a.m., Friday May 6, 2022 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with a Rosary Service at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow at 12:30 p.m. at Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary, 3700 E. Gull Lake Dr., Hickory Corners, MI 49060, or visit birdsanctuary.kbs.msu.edu/support/. Arrangements by the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care. Personal messages for the family may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.