Joann Klafehn
Joann Klafehn
Joann Klafehn
Joann Klafehn
Joann Klafehn
Joann Klafehn

Obituary of Joann A. Klafehn

Joann Agnes Klafehn, of Hilton NY, passed away peacefully at St. Ann’s Home in Rochester NY on Thursday April 11, 2024 at the age of 91. She was born to Joachim and Etta Miller on June 21, 1932 in Brockport NY and grew up in Hamlin, NY. She attended Brockport high school where she met her husband Glenn Klafehn, whom she married on June 15, 1950. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Glenn; brothers, Gordon (Shelia), Kenneth (Virginia), Chester (Gertrude), and Robert Miller; sister, Joyce (Gerald) Lemcke; brothers and sisters in-law, Lorraine (Melvin) Reid, Raymond (Elaine) Klafehn, and Harold (May) Klafehn.

As a younger woman, Joann started her work life at Duffy Mott Company in Hamlin, NY, and also worked at Chemical Bank for decades doing clerical work. She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hilton NY, active in the Adella Society, and helped to serve the church in many ways. Joann enjoyed traveling, camping, and playing games (especially Euchre and Pinochle), and she shared those loves with her children and grandchildren.  

Joann was also a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She loved investing in her family by watching their concerts, sporting events, and just being available to them and sharing herself. Joann is survived by her children: Brian Klafehn (Erika Pfeiffer) of Fairport, NY; Delores Baxter (Charles) of Greece, NY; and Catherine Dean (Bill) of Valparaiso, IN; grandchildren/great-grandchildren: Anastasia PfeifferEmily (Matthew) Graupman /Jackson, Eli; Erin (Ryan) Borcyk / Michael, John, Charles; Eileen (Nathan) Kadar / Sophie, Jordan; Rebecca (Nathan) Baggett / Micah, Aiden; and Rachel Dean.

A memorial service will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 158 East Ave. Hilton, NY, on Saturday, June 8, 2024, at 1 pm. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Ann’s Home at St. Ann's Community, 1500 Portland Ave, Rochester, NY 14621 or St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 158 East Avenue, Hilton, NY 14468. Click on the charity name to link directly to the donation site.


Memorial Service

1:00 pm
Saturday, June 8, 2024
St. Paul Lutheran Church
158 East Avenue
Hilton, New York, United States


Lakeside Cemetery
Moscow Rd.
Hamlin, New York, United States
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