Joseph A. Kleopfer

Born: Wed., Sep. 17, 1941
Died: Mon., Jan. 14, 2013


2:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Jan. 18, 2013
Location: W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Mon., Jan. 21, 2013

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Joseph A. Kleopfer, age 71, passed away on Monday January 14, 2013 in The Toledo Hospital. Joseph was born in Toledo on September 17, 1941, the son of Cecil and Helen Kleopfer. He attended Sylvania Burnham High School, Penta County and was very proud to faithfully serve his country in the U.S.Army. Joseph worked as service manager for Ryder Truck Co. and retired from Home Depot. He was a longtime ham radio operator (W8AYKF) and a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. He was an avid fisherman and loved boating, travelling and playing the trumpet. Joseph was an all-around handyman/ inventor who would putz around with many projects and help anyone with anything when needed. He had a beautiful smile, gorgeous baby blue eyes and a happy go lucky great attitude. He loved life and was a true friend to all. Most of all Joseph cherished his family and was extremely dedicated to his children.
  Joseph was preceded in death by his parents and his beloved wife Judy. He is survived by his children Kim, Joe (Julie), Debbie (Alan) Kledzik and Richard (Jewels); 3 step children; grandchildren Danni, Joey, Doug, Sammi, Stormie, Nick, Chad and Jessica; step grandchildren Sara, Jordan and Julia Grace; great grandchildren Harlie and Jocelyn; brother Roger (Norma); former wife and lifetime friend Barbara Pietras; numerous nieces, nephews and fishing buddies and his loyal loving dog Teddy.
  Family and friends may visit on Friday from 2-8 p.m. at the W. K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home, 3838 Airport Hwy. Funeral services will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. in the mortuary followed by interment with Military Honors at Toledo Memorial Park. The family extends thanks to the Toledo Hospital 10th Floor ICU Nurses and special thanks to Mary for their care of Joseph during his illness.
  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family.

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Melissa & Chris
   Posted Wed January 16, 2013
Debbie, Alan, Nick & Chad - We are so sorry for your loss of your dad, grandpa and good friend!! I know words can't express the emptiness and heartache you feel right now...but know that you friends do care and realize the pain you are going through and are here for a shoulder to cry on or talk to. I'm sure you dad is very proud of all of you and is smiling down from Heaven on each of you with his sparkly eyes!

Hugs to all of you,

Melissa & Chris

Renee Pickerign
   Posted Wed January 16, 2013
Life doesn't seem fair sometimes. Your father was one of the good guys. We will miss him. Our condolences.

Renee & Edward.

Kim VanDenEynde
   Posted Wed January 16, 2013
Our Deepest Sympathy to the Kleopfer and Kledzik families! It seems like yesterday that we were at Nick's graduation party and Joe came to sat with us. He sure was a joy to be around. I know the pain you are feeling right now seems unbearable, but try to hold the memories of the wonderful times close to your hearts! Know how much we love you Debbie, Alan, Nick, and Chad! Know we are here for you if you need anything! We are praying for strength for you and peace for your family.
Love you,
Tim, Kim, Joshua, & Jennifer

Kimberly Kmit
   Posted Thu January 17, 2013
My deepest symathy goes out to you all in the loss of your father, grandfather and friend... My thoughts and prays are with you all.

Chris and Patti
   Posted Thu January 17, 2013
Our sincere sympathy to the Kleopfers, Kledziks, Barb and Richie.
Joe was "Genuine" and always enthusiastic. Whether it was family, work, or play, he put everything into it and he really looked forward to his next adventure. He loved to laugh and he made everyone around him laugh.
We enjoyed our time with him and we will truly miss him.

Linda (Gormley) Snyder
   Posted Fri January 18, 2013
Barb, Kim, Joe, Debbie, and Rick:
My thoughts and prayers are with you. Will always remember the fun times I had with you and Joe.


Katie Clausius
   Posted Fri January 18, 2013
Debbie - I'm sending you big hugs and prayers during this really hard time for you and your family. God bless your Dad and you all...

Lee Hatfield Jr
   Posted Sat January 19, 2013
My Condolences, God Comfort all who knew Mr Kleopfer.

Joe had a Technician Class Amateur Radio License, his Call Sign was WA8YAG

WA8YAG Silent Key

73 K2HAT

Barb Pietras
   Posted Tue January 22, 2013
We miss you already. You will always be in our thoughts and prayers. Yesterday I took Ria home and you were not there across the street waving at me or sneaking up on me to scare me from the back of my car. I know you moved away from there long ago, but it was very very sad yesterday cause I will always see you standing there. The house is for forlorn looking, like it knows you are gone. I always felt your presence there. No more.

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