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Henry Robert Kloppenburg

June 13, 1926 - August 10, 2017

Henry Robert Kloppenburg, 91, passed away Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, at his home in Concordia Village.

Henry was born on June 13, 1926, in Springfield to Harry M. and Eunice Chapman Kloppenburg. He married Charliene Tucker on Sept. 28, 1955. Henry is preceded in death by his parents; a brother Bill; and two sisters, Lorraine Hanrahan and Eileen Bullard.

Henry is survived by his wife Charliene and two daughters, Christa (Jim) Fleming of St. James, Mo., and Martha Kohlrus of Springfield. He also leaves five grandchildren: Amanda, Stephanie and Megan Fleming; Tara (Frank) Kulavic and Trevor Kohlrus; and two great grandchildren, Cal and Posie Kulavic.

Henry is a 1944 graduate of Lanphier High School and attended University of Illinois at Champaign. He holds a degree from Springfield Junior College.

In his professional life, Henry served as manager of Firestone and as vice president and general manager of Cox Transit Company, where he held a multi-engine pilot’s license.

He was part owner and operator of H. M. Kloppenburg & Sons.

Henry served on the Springfield School Board, Prairie Capitol Convention Center Board and was a past member of Toastmasters and Sangamo clubs. Throughout his life, he was an avid hunter, fisher, golfer and enjoyed bridge club with friends.

A service will be held at Blessed Sacrament Friday, August 18 at 10:30am.

A celebration of life will follow immediately after at Concordia Village in Springfield.

Honoring Henry’s wishes, cremation has been accorded. A private burial will be held for family at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Blessed Sacrament Church.

Service Information

Date: Friday, August 18, 2017

Time: 10:30 am

Blessed Sacrament Church

Address:

1725 South Walnut Street, Springfield, IL, 62704

(217) 528-7521 Map

A celebration of life will follow immediately after at Concordia Village in Springfield.


Memorial Information

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Blessed Sacrament Church.


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