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Frank Philip Kloepfer
Birth: Nov. 5, 1887
Ogden
Weber County
Utah, USA
Death: Mar. 17, 1969
Boise
Ada County
Idaho, USA

Wednesday, March 19, 1969 "The Idaho Daily Statesman"

CONTRACTOR, LDS BISHOP DIES AT 81
"Services for Frank Philip Kloepfer, 81, a prominent Idaho contractor who died Monday in a Boise hospital, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Relyea Mortuary Chapel by Bishop Major H. Bagley of the Thirteenth Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Mr. Kloepfer had a hand in the construction of several churches, schools and other buildings throughout Idaho and Utah. The Cathedral of the Rockies in Boise was one of the last construction projects he undertook before his retirement.

Mr. Kloepfer, who resided at 1214 North Fifteenth in Boise, was born November 5, 1887, in Odgen, the son of Philip and Isabella Johnson Kloepfer. He married Rebecca May Partington, August 1, 1907 in Logan, Utah, and they moved to Boise, the following year. She died in September 1945, and he married Ollie Powell Heller in December 1946, and they also made their home in Boise.

His eldest son, Philip, died in Novermber 1936, in Bremerton, Washington.

He was a member of the LDS Church and served as bishop of the Boise First Ward for 10 years. He was superintendent of the Sunday School and also ward and stake superintendent of the Young Men's Mutual Improvement Association. He served in several other church positions, working primarily with youth. He was a past president of the Sons and Daughters of the Idaho Pioneers, and through his efforts much historical research was conducted and many pioneer landmarks throughout the state designed, built and installed.

Mr. Kloepfer was th recipient of the Silver Beaver Award in 1935 in recognition of his work on behalf of the Boy Scouts of America for more than 25 years. All five of his sons were Eagle Scouts. He also was a member of the Boise chapter of the B.P.O.E.

Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth P. (Viola) Eardley, Salt Lake City; four sons, Dean, Burley; Roy and Jack, both of Butte, Mont.; and Richard, Billings, Mont.; a step-daughter, Mrs. Charles (Virginia) McDevitt, Bronxville, N.Y.; a brother, William, Rupert; a half-brother, Moroni, Twin Falls; two sisters, Mrs. William (Mary) Edgley, Nampa, and Mrs. Owen (Blanche) Carson, now serving with her husband on a mission in California; and 24 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Friends may call at the Relyea Chapel this evening and until one hour before the services Thursday. Pallbearers will be Leon Carson, Bill Carson, Roger Carson, Philip Carson, Mike Newell, and George Fuhriman, all nephews of deceased."



 
 
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 Parents:
  Philip Kloepfer (1863 - 1940)
  Isabella Johnson Kloepfer (1865 - 1891)
 
 Spouses:
  Ollie May Powell Kloepfer (1902 - 1993)
  Rebecca May Partington Kloepfer (1886 - 1945)*
 
 Children:
  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)*
 
 Siblings:
  Frank Philip Kloepfer (1887 - 1969)
  William Henry Kloepfer (1889 - 1969)*
  Moroni Henry Kloepfer (1893 - 1985)**
  Blanche E Kloepfer Carson (1898 - 1969)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Cloverdale Memorial Park
Boise
Ada County
Idaho, USA
 
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- sniksnak
 Added: Feb. 28, 2015
Grandpa, Remembering you with love this Memorial Day.
- Gen🌹Sher
 Added: May. 27, 2013
I wish I could leave a tomato plant for you Grandpa, but I remember you loved the Iris as well!! Love to you forever!
- Kellea Kohn
 Added: Nov. 2, 2012
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