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Harm (Harry) Marten Klungel

Posted By Obituaries On March 9, 2011 @ 3:05 PM In Exeter,Obituary | 39 Comments

Harm (Harry) Marten Klungel

Passed away suddenly, on Tuesday, March 8, 2011, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter in his 81st year. Dearly loved husband and best friend for 57 years of Ann (van den Heuvel) Klungel. Beloved father of Al and Christie Klungel, Aileen and Fred Knip, Peter Klungel and Sonya, and Eloise Klungel. Dear grandfather of Chelsea, Troy and Rachel Klungel; David, Michael, Nicholas, and Tyler Knip. Brother of Marten, Nico, Martha, Ida, and Aukine of the Netherlands, and pre-deceased by his brother Arend and sister Ineke. Harry was born in Winschoten, the Netherlands, son of the late Albert & Aukine Klungel (Buurma); emigrated to Canada with Ann in 1954. After working as a carpenter and a nurse, he continued in the healthcare field in 1964 with the purchase of Queensway Nursing Home in Hensall, and he furthered his business interests with the purchase of a number of apartment buildings. His desire to serve his community was realized when he successfully ran and became Reeve of Hensall in 1982 and served for two terms and upon moving to Exeter continued his public service as a town councilor. He regularly volunteered with several organizations. He had a number of varied interests which included reading, cooking, vacations (especially cruises), and his grandchildren.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street (1 west of Main), Exeter Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The funeral service will be held at Exeter United Church, 42 James Street, Exeter, on Saturday, March 12th at 11:00 am with Rev. Paul Ross officiating. Private family interment, Exeter Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Harry’s memory to Community Living South Huron are appreciated as an expression of sympathy.



Harm (Harry) Marten Klungel

Condolences for the family of “Harm (Harry) Marten Klungel”

Condolence from Dianne Gerstenkorn Weber on March 9th, 2011 3:15 PM

Dear Ann & family
My thoughts and prayers are with you. I know you have great memories of a wonderful husband and father.
Dianne

Condolence from Rev. Susan Moore on March 9th, 2011 5:35 PM

On behalf of your summer church family at Knox Presbyterian in Bayfield and myself…please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Harry was a wonderful man and lived out his Christian faith with compassion and integrity. May God hold you at this time of sadness. Blessings, Susan

Condolence from Paul & Marg Turnbull on March 9th, 2011 6:01 PM

Dear Ann and Family
Please accept our sincere condolences on you loss of Harry.
We came to appreciate you both in a very special way as we served together on the Community Living Board over the years.
I will not be able to attend the funeral but be assured that our prayers are with you and will strengthen you and yours through this time of loss.
Love to you all
Paul & Marg

Condolence from Albert and Bev Hovius on March 9th, 2011 7:23 PM

Mrs. Klungel, Bert, Chrissy, Fred, Aileen , Peter, Sonya and Eloise
We would like to extend our sincerest sympathy to you all and your families.

Condolence from Ed & Marie Nethercott on March 9th, 2011 7:33 PM

To the Klungel family we are sorry to hear of your loss. Ed and I are on holidays when we heard the sad news. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Condolence from Judy Hansen on March 9th, 2011 8:48 PM

Sorry to hear about your Husband, Father, Father In Law and Grandfather too. I miss him when he came to speial things at the Audlut Resourse Centre. He will be missed by all that knew him.
So I am sorry to here about him passing away.

From Judy Hansen

Condolence from Jerry and Alice MacLean on March 9th, 2011 11:09 PM

Sincere sympathy is offered to the Klungels and their extended families at the time of your loss.Harry has left a legacy to be admired for many years to come.We are sure his memory will bring you joy in time to come.
May Gods Blessings be with all of you.
Jerry and Alice MacLean

Condolence from Kathy Mann on March 9th, 2011 11:19 PM

Dear Ann and family: You are in my thoughts and prayers. Kathy Mann

Condolence from Harvey & EvelyN Vincent on March 10th, 2011 9:01 AM

Ann, Eloise, Aileen, Al and Peter,
SIncere sympathy in your great loss. Harry will leave behind many memories and his life will be an example to many.
He is Home with Jesus.
Keeping each of you in our prayers

Condolence from Aleksandra Bulat on March 10th, 2011 9:17 AM

My deepest condolences to you family in your time of loss.

Condolence from Jane and Rick Hundey on March 10th, 2011 10:41 AM

We are so sorry for your loss, Ann. Harry was clearly a special man to you and your family. He was special to so many others too.
For my part, I remember Harry for his wonderful sense of humour. So will his Council colleagues. I know because of the smiles on their faces whenever it was Harry’s turn at ‘Councillor comments.’ Whether he started out by saying, ‘Have you noticed the price of bananas?’ or ‘They say water doesn’t run up hill,’ we knew we were all in for a light hearted treat.
Take good care – You are in our thoughts and prayers
Rick and Jane Hundey

Condolence from Elaine on March 10th, 2011 11:18 AM

Dear Aileen and Fred and family
Sorry to hear about the passing of your Father, Father-in-law and Grandpa…My thoughts and prayers are with you…..Treasure all the memories and that will help you through this difficult time.

Elaine

Condolence from Bruce and Gayle Gage on March 10th, 2011 12:09 PM

Our deepest sympathy to your family on the loss of your dear father Al and Christie. You and your extended family, will be in our prayers at this time.

Gayle and Bruce

Condolence from Rick and Pat Aitken on March 10th, 2011 1:24 PM

Dear Ann and Family

We were saddened to hear of Harry’s passing. Please accept our sincere condolences on your loss of a dear husband and father. It has been a pleasure to know Harry as a neighbour and friend in Houston Heights. We will miss his great smile and sense of humour.
Unfortunately we will not be able to attend the funeral as we are out of the country.

Rick and Pat

Condolence from Tom Hartai on March 10th, 2011 1:27 PM

Ann and family
On behalf of my family and staff, please accept by deepest condolences at this very difficult time. Try to find comfort in knowing
that Harry will be missed by so many in our community. He was
always a true gentleman with a kind heart. I always enjoyed visiting with him downtown!
God Bless you and your family.
Tom Hartai
Brigitte’s Exeter
Thomas H Fine Menswear
Exeter

Condolence from Phil de Haan on March 10th, 2011 1:47 PM

Klungels,

Harry was a good man. I always enjoyed his bigger-than-life presence, his sense of humor and his willingness to treat the younger generation as though they existed. As a young man at Exeter CRC, I remember Mr. Klungel as a church leader, but also as a person willing to meet young people where they were. That was a gift and one that he shared. He will be missed but I have no doubts that he is today rejoicing as he sits at his Savior’s side. Blessings as you remember and celebrate his good life on this earth.

Phil de Haan

Condolence from Vera Armstrong on March 10th, 2011 2:44 PM

Ann and family; Thinking of you at this time of loss, may all the special memories bring comfort during this difficult time
Vera

Condolence from Kathy DaSilva on March 10th, 2011 3:17 PM

Dear Ann & Family

You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Kathy

Condolence from Kathy DaSilva on March 10th, 2011 3:29 PM

Ann and Family

You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Peter en Machteld , Anne-Marit Pelleboer , nederland on March 10th, 2011 3:33 PM

familie Klungel
ons medeleven met het verlies van uw man , vader en opa.
onze gedachten zijn bij jullie.
heeel veel sterkte om dit gemis te dragen.

Peter & Machteld , Anne-Marit

Condolence from Reinhard and Maria Gotz on March 10th, 2011 3:56 PM

Dear Ann and Family

We like to express our sincere sympathy to you and your family.

Reinhard and Maria Gotz

Condolence from HAROLD KUMM on March 10th, 2011 4:59 PM

HI ANN
HOW ARE YOU DOING OK IM VERY SORRY ABOUT THE KNEW
OF YOUR HUSBAND AND IM SORRY I CAN NOT COME TO THE WAKE OR THE FUNERAL TO AND I WILL TRY TO HELP YOUR
DAUGTHER OUT IF SHE NEED ANY ONE TO TALK TO IM THERE OK I HAVE BEEN THOUGHT THIS SO MANY TIME
BYE
HAROLD

Condolence from Diane Au / Maritz Colleagues on March 10th, 2011 6:51 PM

To the Klungels,

On behalf of all of us at Maritz, our deepest condolences regarding your loss. I hope you can find comfort in knowing his spirit lives on in each of your cherished memories.

Condolence from Ervin Steinmann on March 10th, 2011 8:03 PM

Dear Ann and Eloise. read about Harry’s passing while in a motel on the way to Florida. God bless you as you lay a dear husband and father to rest Ervin

Condolence from Jane Steacy on March 10th, 2011 8:46 PM

Dear Al and Christie:
As your beloved father is called home, I pray that God’s comfort and love surround you, and may He be your strength at this difficult time.
With heartfelt sympathy,
Jane

Condolence from Michael on March 11th, 2011 12:54 AM

Hi Grandma,

I am saddened to hear about the passing of Grandpa, I have many very fond memories of him. His wit and sense of humour are what I remember of him the most, such an intelligent and observant man he was.

The best joke I can remember by him, from when I was very young, and he was still able to fool me, is when he told me of his job as a professional banana bender. He then asked me how I thought banana’s got their curve.

I look forward to a visit back home soon (Christmas 2011) and wish you well.

adios.

Condolence from Mike and JoAnne Pickering and family on March 11th, 2011 8:42 AM

Ann and family our deepest condolences to you on the passing of Harry. I am sure he will be missed by all of you and many others that he has touched over the years. I planned on attending the visitation today (Friday) but with the weather that is not posible. Once again our deepest sympathies. JoAnne and Mike and family

Condolence from Betty Anne Gill on March 11th, 2011 11:07 AM

Anne & Family

So sorry to hear of the passing of Harry. My thoughts are with you. I know that you have many special memories that you will cherish forever. Thinking of you at this difficult time with deepest sympathy,

Betty Anne Gill

Condolence from George Georgopoulos on March 11th, 2011 3:21 PM

Al,

I’ve just learned of your Father’s passing while away.

Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss. I know how much you admired him and in return, I know how proud he was of you and your accomplishments, both in business and in the love you have for Christie and your children. I’ve seen this first hand and you’re a good man, husband, dad and friend. I also know you are a good son and your Father without doubt will be your angel from above watching over you and protecting all in his family.

Our prayers are with you, your family and especially your Mother.

May God Bless you all.

George Georgopoulos

London, Canada

Condolence from Joanne Grogan on March 11th, 2011 5:29 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Joanne

Condolence from Joyce Lavender on March 11th, 2011 6:01 PM

Sincere sympathy to Ann and family. Harry will be missed by all. He was a kind man and friend to many.

Condolence from Willa Dale and Arend Smid on March 11th, 2011 6:03 PM

Hi Ann!
Willa Dale and Arend Smid give you and your family our sympathy on the passing of Harry. May the Lord comfort you and give you strength today, tomorrow and in the days tocome. Our thoughts are especially with you to day and tomorow. We will remember you in our prayers.

Back problems has kept me bedridden all day.. We do not want to risk it tomorrow either.

Condolence from Robt. & Joan Burton on March 11th, 2011 10:31 PM

Dear Al.Chris and family, we are sorry of the lose of your father, father-in-law,garadfather. Attending mass tomorrow I will offer it up for your Dad, Al.
We had plans to attend the funeral but had to help Jjo-ann (who is away ) with her flooded basement.
Aunt Joan and Uncle Bob

Condolence from Peter and Grace Smid on March 12th, 2011 9:03 AM

Dear Ann and children,
Accept our sincere condolences in the passing of cousin Harry. We remember him as a big hearted expansive man. May you find your comfort in the Lord who is always near to those who call upon him with a childlike heart.

Peter and Grace

Condolence from Winifred Hutton on March 12th, 2011 1:29 PM

Dear Ann, Eloise, and families,
Please be assured that you are all in my prayers, at this time of sorrow. When I was working at Queen’s way I was told that Harry was such a good person to work for. I was not privileged to have worked there at that time. I was privileged to work with both of you at Midwestern adult day services and witnessed first hand the care that Harry had for our clients. Harry has been missed as a driver, and left his mark with the clients. I know that he will be greatly missed in your family and also in the community. Your sorrow is shared by many in the area. May you continue to sense being held in God’s loving arms. Sincerely Winifred Hutton ( Winnie).

Condolence from Bella Soudant on March 13th, 2011 5:53 PM

Ann I was surprised to read about Harry’s passing. My sincere condolences. You will miss him very much I’m sure. Enjoy your family and grandchildren and let them help you through this difficult time.
My thoughts and prayers are with you
Bella Soudant

Condolence from Kevin and Robin Ellis on March 17th, 2011 9:00 PM

We were sorry to hear of Harry’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Kevin and Robin

Condolence from Pete, Paula, Jasmine and Megan on March 18th, 2011 4:46 PM

To the Knip and Klungel Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
– The Sereda Family

Condolence from Eva Laing on March 25th, 2011 9:07 PM

To Ann and Eloise: I have many good memories of Harry in the 15 years that I volunteered at Friendship in Exeter. He was a very caring man: we are so fortunate to have the promise that God will be with us through this time of deep sorrow. Eva Laing

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