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Courtney E. Kloster

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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22 thoughts on “Courtney E. Kloster

  1. Eileen, Phil and Family
    My heart breaks for all of you. I only knew Courtney on a few occasions, but she was always kind, sweet and had the most beautiful smile. My prayers are for you!

  2. So sorry to hear of this tragedy. Our prayers are with you Eileen and family. Praying God will give you comfort during this time.

  3. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Kloster family during this difficult time. Courtney was a wonderful person and I will always cherish the fond memories spent with her as a kid.

  4. My dear friends Eileen and Steph. My heart is broken for you. I am so very sorry for your loss. We are keeping you all close at heart with prayers. May God be with you as you go through the next weeks and months.

  5. We are so sorry for your loss. Thinking of all of you in this difficult time.

  6. Eileen, Shannon, Family and Friends –

    Praying for you in your grief that you are comforted through the Peace that Passeth all Understanding.

  7. We had the pleasure of having Courtney in our program, and she was a passionate student that has been lost too soon. You should be proud of her dedication and good heart. We will miss her as a social worker, as an alumnus, and as a wonderful human being.

  8. My Heart breaks for this family! Eileen, we all love you dearly and are with you! Prayers are with you! Your Courtney will be missed, she was a sweetheart!

  9. Eileen – tremendous sadness in my heart, for you, for Greg, for all of Courtney’s family. Endless prayers ….earthly life complete, heavenly life begins

  10. Unspeakable loss. Courtney was such a bright spot in my freshmen English class at NHS many years ago. Have been so proud of her continued efforts to complete her education and reach her career goals. Feel our fervent love and prayers, Eileen.

  11. Eileen y’all are in my thoughts & prayers ?? My heart is aching so bad for you guys. I wanted to be there so bad but just couldn’t get away. I love you all so very much? I pray God gives y’all the peace that passes all understanding and surrounds y’all with his loving arms.

  12. Phil, we are so very sorry for your loss. Your entire family are in our prayers. We love you guys!

  13. To the friends and family: I am so sorry for your loss. I did not know Courtney but grew up with Paul. I can only imagine the pain you are feeling. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  14. Eileen so sorry to hear about your loss like everyone else was so shocked.thoughts and. Prayers.Dick and Betty atkinson

  15. This was beautifully written. I’m so sorry she is gone, but know thru faith that she’s in a better place. ✨

    My deepest condolences to Greg and the Kloster Family. Courtney had an intelligent wittiness about her. She could be stubborn, yet so kind and encouraging. She always spoke the truth of her mind.

    I regret to tell you I will not be able to come to the Services, due to my health. I will absolutely be there with you all in spirit! May God comfort you all during this period of mourning.

  16. So sorry for your loss. May she Rest In Peace. Love to Greta, Jesse, Olivia, Isabel & all the Kloster Family.

  17. So very sorry Eileen, Paul & Greg! My heart breaks for you! You & all your family are in my continued prayers!

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