Roger C Kloeppel
Feb. 15, 1939 - Jan. 28, 2018
Sherwood, WI
Funeral Service:
Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018
11:00 am
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
N369 Military Rd
Sherwood, WI 54169
Funeral Visitation:
Friday, Feb. 2, 2018
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wieting Family Funeral Home
411 W. Main St.
Chilton, WI 53014
Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018
9:30 am - 10:45 am
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
N369 Military Rd
Sherwood, WI 54169
Burial Service:
Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018
St. Mary Catholic Cemetery
Hilbert, WI
Vigil Service:
Friday, Feb. 2, 2018
7:00 pm
Wieting Family Funeral Home
411 W Main St
Chilton, WI 53014
Roger C Kloeppel
Sherwood, WI

Roger C. Kloeppel, 78, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, January 28th.  Though his heart was tired, that heart of “gold” will live on in all those who knew him.  Roger was born on February 15, 1939, in the town of Woodville to Mike and Marie (Suttner) Kloeppel. 

Roger graduated from Hilbert High School.  He married the love of his life, Carol Thiel, on July 28, 1962 at St. John’s Catholic Church. They were blessed with 55 years of marriage.    

Roger & Carol farmed on their Corner Lawn Dairy Farm near Hilbert for many years.  His love for animals and the outdoors earned Roger and his family many awards while farming including the AMPI Outstanding Young Dairy Couple and the Century Farm Ownership Award.  Upon retiring from farming, Roger was employed by Winkler Oil Company/Co-operative Service Oil of Chilton.  He was also a charter school bus driver, which led to his dream job of driving a motorcoach for Lamers’ Bus Lines, which he did for over 21 years.  He loved driving family, friends and strangers (many of whom became friends) all over the country.  He received the Attitude & Achievement Award and the Customer Service & Sales Award from Lamers’.  Roger was a highly-requested driver thanks to his warm personality and kind heart. 

While living in Hilbert, Roger was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.  He always found  time to help others and served as a catechist, president of the Parish Council during church construction, was a member of the Men’s Club and an usher. Roger was also a long-time member of the Hilbert Lions’ Club. 

After moving to Sherwood, Roger and Carol joined St. John - Sacred Heart Church.  Roger was active as a lay minister and was serving the Lord at the time of his death. 

Roger will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Carol, his children, Lynn (John) Fink, De Pere, Dr. Brian (Deanne) Kloeppel, Franklin, NC, Cheryl (Peter) Gianopoulos, Appleton, Craig (Kim) Kloeppel, Big Bend.   He will also be greatly missed by his eight adoring grandchildren:  Aaron & Isaac Fink, Lexi & Brock Kloeppel, Adrianna & Dominic Gianopoulos, and Breanna & Isabel Kloeppel. He is further survived by his in-laws, Doris Stommel, Donald & Lois Thiel, and Daniel & Joanne Thiel. 

He was preceded in death by a one-year-old son, Kevin, in 1965, his parents, his brother, Kenneth, and sister-in-law Mary Kloeppel, brother-in-law Roland Stommel, and maternal parents Alfred & Hildegarde (Coonen) Thiel. 

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at St. John - Sacred Heart Church in Sherwood with Rev. Michael Betley officiating and concelebrant Fr. Tim Shillcox, O. Praem.  Friends may call at the Wieting Family Funeral Home (411 W. Main Street) in Chilton from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Friday, February 2 and again on Saturday at the church from 9:30 until 10:45 a.m. when the funeral mass will be held. A parish prayer service will be held on Friday evening at 7:00 p.m.

Roger’s family would like to thank Father Mike, first responders, nurses and emergency personnel as well as the doctors and hospital staff who worked so tirelessly to try to save him.  

Dad, we love you and everything you stood for. May we all live life more like you. We will miss you so much!  

As Dad would say, “Go and have some fun!”
Carol: Sorry to hear about Roger's passing. We were very surprised and didn't know if he was not feeling well. Our deepest sympathies to you and your family.

Joe & Rose Gilsdorf - Feb. 3, 2018

Our Senior Ministry group at Faith Lutheran Church, Appleton, would like to extend our very sincere condolences in the passing of Roger. He was our driver on several motor coach trips. We always requested him as our driver and loved him for the kind, warm-hearted Christian that he was. He will be missed. Again, our deepest sympathies to Roger's family.

Senior Ministry Group (Faith Lutheran Church, App.) - Feb. 1, 2018

Roger and I had a good relationship. He spoke about his family very often. He was extremely proud of them. He also helped me get through some difficult times of my own. Carol, I'm sorry I can't attend,I'm a bit under the weather. Bless you all, and know your Dad was a cool dude.

Peter Brandt (Co worker ) - Feb. 1, 2018

Carol & Family.... so sorry to hear of your loss... hopefully you can find strength and take comfort in the memories you shared... his beautiful smile will live on forever in our hearts...

Ken & Judy Karls - Feb. 1, 2018

I remember Roger washing his car every Sunday after church, he was meticulous . I also baby-sat his children many times. On one occasion he pulled me out of a ditch with his tractor when I took the corner too fast in the snow. Always willing to help with a smile. He will be missed by his family

Charlotte baker (Gruber) (Neighbor growing up) - Feb. 1, 2018


I know how hard it is to lose your Dad. After the loss of my Dad in 2016 I cannot begin to express my condolences for your sudden loss.

My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family in your loss.

Jeff Ray (Colleague) - Jan. 31, 2018

Carol & Family we are very sorry for your lost but we know Rog will live on in all of you he will be truly miss by all of us Love Sam&Bob Rivera-Davison

Sam&B0b Davison (Friend) - Jan. 31, 2018

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