Hastings resident Margaret A. Kloepper, 98, passed away Tuesday, November 13, 2018, at her home.
Services are 11 a.m. Saturday, November 17, at First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hastings with Pastor Joel Remmers officiating. Burial will be held at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Hastings. Memorials may be given to Children's Ark at Good Samaritan Village. Visitation will be 1-8 p.m. Friday with family present 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home, and one hour prior to service at the church.
Margaret was born November 1, 1920, in Chicago, IL to Rudolph & Thekla (Tomsich) Rieger. She graduated from Manteno High School in Manteno, IL and received her bachelor’s degree from Illinois State Normal University. She married Elmer Kloepper on June 22, 1949, in Kankakee, IL; he preceded her in death on December 20, 2004.
Margaret taught business classes at Manteno High School in Manteno, IL and East Moline High School in Moline, IL. Margaret and Elmer owned and operated the Daisy Queen for many years until 1971. She was a member of First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, WELCA, Cub Scout den mother, foster grandparent, and volunteered at several organizations.
Margaret was preceded in death by her parents; step-mother, Dorothea Drenkhan; husband, Elmer Kloepper; and sister, Evelyn Viall.
Children & Spouse:
Caroline & Kermit Engh – Bennington, NE
Paul Kloepper – Hastings, NE
Philip Kloepper – Lincoln, NE
Grandchildren & Spouses:
Courtney & Rich Wolf – Virginia Beach, VA
Audra & Jeff Gude – Elkhorn, NE
Duncan Engh & fiancée Cheyenne Persing – Waverly, NE
Margaret & Mark Kulas – Hanover Park, IL
Henry Kloepper & Amy Garwood – Lincoln, NE
Several Nieces & Nephews