Joe Clossin

November 11, 2021

Joe Clossin, 89, of Frankfort, Indiana died November 11, 2021 at Wesley Manor in Frankfort, Indiana.  He was born January 21, 1932 to Ernest and Ethel (True) Clossin.  He married Nancy Staugaard November 26, 1952 and she survives.

Joe was a Frankfort Senior High School graduate and attended Indiana University Bloomington.  He was a member of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity.  Joe was a Conductor with the Norfolk & Southern Railroad, (Nickle Plate) for 40 years.  Prior to the railroad, Joe was associated with Goodwin Funeral Home, assisting with funerals and driving the Goodwin ambulance. Since 1954 was a member of the Moose Lodge #7 and played in the Moose Golf League for years.  He made 2 “hole-in-ones” on the Frankfort Golf Course, (holes #2 and #13).  Joe was a member of the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Frankfort, Indiana.

Joe loved IU basketball and the Indianapolis Colts and staying up to date on all current events.  He was an avid reader and an expert in Civil War history.  He enjoyed doing crosswords, playing euchre, and spending time with his family.  Joe and Nancy loved going on trips, and especially loved their cruise to Alaska.  Joe was a kind and humble man with a great sense of humor and dedication to his family.  He loved big-band music, dancing and telling stories.  His kind and loving spirit will be missed.

Visitation and Services

Family services were held with burial in Bunnell Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will be held at Arborwood in Frankfort, IN at a later date. Donations in Joe’s memory can be made to the Moose Lodge, 2880 E. Wabash St., Frankfort, IN 46041 or The Frankfort Public Library, 208 W. Clinton St., Frankfort, IN 46041.

Survived by:

Joe is survived by his wife, Nancy Clossin of Frankfort and three daughters, Constance McKenney (husband Mike), of Concord Township, OH, Janna Cripe and Karen Cunningham (husband Brad), both of Frankfort. He had 7 grandchildren, Ryan McKenney (wife Julie), Sarah Grimaldi, Chip Irwin (wife Teresa), Camon Milligan (husband Curt), Brock Irwin, Lindsay Cunningham, (Brandon Reef), Brooke Cunningham (fiancé Douglas Sutton) and 6 great-grandchildren, Olive McKenney, Leo McKenney, Malaya Grimaldi, Korra Grimaldi, Logan Irwin, and Colin Milligan.

Preceded by:

Joe was preceded in death by his two brothers, John Clossin (wife Mary) and Jim Clossin (surviving wife Nancy J. Clossin).


Leave your Condolences

10 Condolences for “Joe Clossin”

  1. Marilyn Daniels November 14, 2021 at 3:40 pm

    So very sorry for the loss of a good friend and a long time neighbor. Prayers for all.

  2. Ruth Taylor November 14, 2021 at 6:51 pm

    To the family of Joe Clossin, We are so sorry for your loss. Joe was a great guy who will definitely be missed. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Jack and Shirley Taylor & Families

  3. Jack Scheid November 15, 2021 at 9:10 am

    Joe and I were life long friends and in the same class. Great guy. Will sure miss him. Love to Nancy, Brad & family. In Christ. Jack

  4. Brad & Sue Stockberger November 15, 2021 at 12:07 pm

    Karen, we are so sorry with the passing of Joe. We will miss seeing and chatting with him at the Moose. You are in our thoughts and prayers as well as all your family.

  5. George Irwin November 15, 2021 at 1:11 pm

    I am truly at heart send my blessings to this family for a great lose. I loved this man with all my heart and was a excellent person, a good friend, a good father and a great grandfather. I had so many good times with this guy that I can’t explain. Playing golf, fishing in Michigan and going on trips. He will be greatly missed by a lot of us. Good bless this family

  6. Barb Richardson November 15, 2021 at 2:46 pm

    Nancy & Family, So sorry for you loss. Joe was a great guy. We love the time we hung out together at the Moose.
    Sincerely Larry and Barb

  7. Anne & Greg McCune November 15, 2021 at 7:04 pm

    Karen, so sorry for your loss. Your Dad was special. I remember some of his visits to see you in ambulatory. So sweet! Remember all the great memories! Prayers!

  8. Bill Clossin November 16, 2021 at 7:30 am

    R.I.P Uncle Joe. What a fun guy and hall-of-fame Indiana Basketball fan. I imagine Uncle Joe and Dad (Jim) playing golf in Heaven and trying to decide whether or not to play by their own set of rules. Could be more than just a one-stroke penalty. My deepest and most sincere condolences to cousins – Connie, Janna, and Karen. Blessings to you, your spouses and/or significant others, your children, and grand children.

  9. Donna and David Clossin November 16, 2021 at 8:40 am

    There are so many wonderful stories about the Clossin brothers that are filled with fun and full of life and love. Joe and Nancy lit up a room when they walked in. Joe’s smile and laughter were infectious. What a privilege it was to know him.

  10. Lisa Ann McIntosh Smith November 17, 2021 at 9:05 am

    Praying for all of the Clossin family as you grieve the loss of your Joe and celebrate all that he meant to you. Peace be with you all.

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