|Birth: ||Dec. 10, 1928|
|Death: ||Nov. 19, 1996|
On Tuesday, Nov., 19, Richard "Dick" Van Kloepfer, husband, and father, succumbed to his last challenge after courageously fighting leukemia for two and a half years.
Dick was born in Boise on Dec. 10, 1928, son of Frank Phillip Kloepfer and Rebecca Partington Kloepfer. He was the youngest of one sister and four brothers. He is now with his brothers, mother, and father.
Dick was a very gifted athlete and engineer. In 1946 he was the High School National Freethrow Champion. He continued to play college basketball for BYU and the University of New Mexico, where he studied to be an architectural engineer. His passions were hunting, fishing, golfing, and all other sports; and even after being injured from a fall at Dagger Falls, he continued to participate and win many sports titles. In work, his passion was in masonry construction. He owned and successfully operated Kloepfer Masonry Construction and Heights Lanes Bowling Alley in Montana for many years.
Dick has left his monuments including the Cathedral of the Rockies in Boise, and the Federal Building in Billings, Mont., and many other major buildings throughout Montana.
Dick is survived by his wife of 47 years [living]; his daughter [living], two sons [living]; his sister Viola Eardley of Salt Lake City; six grandchildren and many special nieces, nephews, and relatives.
A memorial service will be held at All Saints Episcopal Church, 704 S. Latah, at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, with graveside services following at Morris Hill Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to MSTI.
Friday, 22 November 1996 , The Idaho Statesman
Frank Philip Kloepfer (1887 - 1969)
Rebecca May Partington Kloepfer (1886 - 1945)
Virginia Watson Kloepfer (1929 - 2010)
Philip Edward Kloepfer (1908 - 1936)*
Viola May Kloepfer Eardley (1911 - 1998)*
Dean Kloepfer (1913 - 1977)*
Jack Arthur Kloepfer (1921 - 1985)*
Richard Van Kloepfer (1928 - 1996)
Morris Hill Cemetery
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Originally Created by: David Mills
Record added: Mar 24, 2005
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Uncle Dick, We miss you and love you.|
Added: Apr. 21, 2008