Michael James Klaphake, 45, passed away unexpectedly Dec. 25, 2013, in San Diego, Calif.
A Funeral Mass was held Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, at Murphy Canyon Chapel Church, San Diego. Committal Service with Full Military Honors followed at Miramar National Cemetery, San Diego.
Michael was born Feb. 15, 1968, in Melrose, Minn., the son of Doreen and Florian Klaphake. He has resided in the San Diego area for the past two years. He proudly has served his country in the United States Navy for the past 28 years, with a rank of Lieutenant Commander.