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“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...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Jim & Krista Marti - Central City, IA

“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...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Denise Thompson - Gainesville, GA

“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...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Cindy Burrill - Battle Creek, MI

“Leisa, sorry for your loss. Ou thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Tom Zavitz - Battle Creek, MI

“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...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Norma Green Ludlow - Battle Creek, MI

“My thoughts are with the Ploen family. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Karen Vanderveen - Battle Creek, MI

“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. ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Theresa Turley - Battle Creek, MI

“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...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Sally Pliorhn - Battle Creek, MI

“What joy you brought to our family. I can only imagine the joy in seeing your family that went on before you. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Mary Jones Robertson - Harrisburg, NC


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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.