Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Larry Dale Klappenbach

Larry Dale Klappenbach, 86, of Mt. Gilead, NC passed away Sunday, January 26th, 2020 at Atrium Healthcare Stanly.  A memorial service will be held 10:30AM on Wednesday, January 29th at First Lutheran Church in Albemarle with Rev. James E. Laurence officiating.  Inurnment will follow at First Lutheran Church Columbarium.

Larry was born January 23rd, 1934 in Verndale, MN to the late August Klappenbach and Anna Marie Becker Klappenbach.  He received a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Idaho.  Larry later retired from General Electric in Atlanta, GA as an electrical engineer.  He was a member of First Lutheran Church in Albemarle.  He loved wood working, clock building, model trains, and fishing.

He is survived by his wife Ann Tiffany Traynham Klappenbach of the home, three sons; David Klappenbach (Elizabeth) of Laurens, IA, Brian Klappenbach of Raleigh, NC, and Bruce Klappenbach (Shannon) of Raleigh, NC, four grandchildren; Preston Klappenbach, Andy Klappenbach, Charlie Klappenbach, and Elliott Klappenbach, and one brother Norman Klappenbach of Kingsland, AK.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at First Lutheran Church in Albemarle.

Memorials can be made to Frist Lutheran Church 230 South Second St. Albemarle, NC. 28001.

Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care of Albemarle is serving the Klappenbach family.


  • John & Althea Miller Posted January 27, 2020 6:20 am

    So sorry to hear of Larry’s passing, we considered Larry a friend, We shared his hobby interests and would talk with him at length about his woodworking and interest in trains. We also bought a copy of his wife’s book that she had published. Tiffany’s a very nice person my wife and I always enjoyed sharing a cup of McD’s coffee at the 24/27 and East Main store with them both in the mornings. Larry will be missed by many, God’s blessings for their entire family.

  • Dean & Eloise Armstrong Posted January 28, 2020 10:20 am

    Pastor David and Family, We were so sorry to hear of your fathers passing. Please pass our condolences to all your family.

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