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 Arrangements by the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care. Personal messages for the family may be placed at


Condolence & Memory Journal

Our heartfelt sympathy to dear Aunt Claudine's family. She was a wonderful person & cherish all of your memories of her! How blessed you'all were to have her with you for so many years. Praying for God's peace & love to be close to you & all those who love & will miss Claudine.
Jim & Krista(Jones) Marti

Posted by Jim & Krista Marti - Central City, IA - Family   April 29, 2022

So sorry to hear of Claudine's passing. Both my mother, Marian Armstrong, and I worked with her at Michigan National Bank for many years. She was a wonderful person with a wicked sense of humor! My condolences to the family....

Posted by Denise Thompson - Gainesville, GA - Coworker   April 28, 2022

Paula, I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. She was a wonderful person and she was always very kind to me when I was at your house. I am keeping you and your entire family in my prayers. May your mom rest in Gods arms now. ❤

Posted by Cindy Burrill - Battle Creek, MI - Friend   April 26, 2022

Leisa, sorry for your loss. Ou thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Posted by Tom Zavitz - Battle Creek, MI - Friend   April 26, 2022

I have read so much from her son's comment that I feel I know Claudine. The things I do know about her was what a wonderful lady and a wonderful mom she was. In sadness she will be remembered by her dear family.
RIP Claudine. Keep an eye on the family. Love and prayers. ❤

Posted by Norma Green Ludlow - Battle Creek, MI   April 26, 2022

My thoughts are with the Ploen family.

Posted by Karen Vanderveen - Battle Creek, MI   April 26, 2022

I am so very sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She was a wonderful woman and never without a smile. I'm sure she's in Heaven dancing with your dad.

Posted by Theresa Turley - Battle Creek, MI - Acquaintance   April 25, 2022

So very. Very sorry to hear of Claudines passing. She was a wonderful sister on law. In fact, I considered her to be one of my sisters. She will be dearly missed by many. My condolences to her immediate family.

Posted by Sally Pliorhn - Battle Creek, MI - Family   April 25, 2022

What joy you brought to our family. I can only imagine the joy in seeing your family that went on before you.

Posted by Mary Jones Robertson - Harrisburg, NC - Family   April 25, 2022