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Keith Klopfer

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Keith Klopfer, age 62, passed away unexpectedly on June 29, 2017.  He is survived by his parents, Edward C. Klopfer and Carolyn Klopfer; brother, Paul (Cheryl) Klopfer and sister, Kathy (Mike) Hasson; niece, Natalie (E.J.) Mitchell; six great nieces and great nephews, as well as, many friends.  Keith worked at Columbus Showcase for 34 years and was a member of Carpenters Local Union.  He was an avid reader and cook.  Keith loved everyone, never had a bad word to say about anyone and was a gentle, kind spirited soul.  A memorial service will be held at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1555 James Road, Columbus, OH 43227 on Friday, July 7, 2017 at 1:00 PM.  A celebration of life will be held immediately after, come share your photos and stories about Keith.  In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Keith’s memory to your charity of choice.  Please visit to leave the family an online condolence.

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  • Martin McMurray says:

    I am so sorry for your loss, and unfortunately cannot attend the Memorial Service.

  • Bonnie Martin says:

    He was a great man and we will miss him!!!

  • Kathy Williams says:

    Sorry for your loss.

  • David Scott says:

    Im so sorry. I knew Keith years ago and just got back in touch last year, but he he was a good, caring, engaging man. He’ll be missed.

  • Delicia Eldridge says:

    I have been trying to reach him for a couple of days now. This is shocking and so sad. Keith I love you, and you will he so missed.

  • Michelle says:

    He was such a beautiful loving man. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  • Jeannie says:

    I’m so sorry for the loss and grief that your family is going through.
    I met Keith in 1978. He became my confidante and best friend. He was the sort of man who’s love was unconditional. He laughed often and it was infectious. He meant the world to me and my husband. We are better people having known him. We will mourn him for a great while.
    God bless your family and all of us who called him “friend”.

  • Anne Corson Sander says:

    Mr. and Mrs. Klopfer, Paul, Kathy, and family,
    I’m so sorry to hear of Keith’s passing. Even though it has been such a long time since I’ve seen him, I fondly remember Keith as one of the nicest guys in the neighborhood. He was a gentle soul who always made you feel comfortable. He was a teddy bear that I wanted to hug back then! Please except my sincere condolences for your loss.

  • Greg Gilliam says:

    My sympathies to the Klopfer family and Keith’s many, many, friends. What a fine man, and kind soul.

  • Karen Wolfe says:

    No words….. I am so very sorry. My heart hurts for all of you. He was indeed, a kind loving person. Prayers for all of you as you grieve his loss. Hugs

  • Christy Gardner says:

    I am still in shock in hearing this news. Keith was my good friend and such a good person. His memory will remain so vivid for me. Love you, Keith. RIH

  • Julie (Frye) Schlosser says:

    Please accept my sympathies to the entire Klopfer family. I spent lots of time at your house on Liv-Moor and always enjoyed seeing and talking with all of you. I especially remember some of the Boy Scout events Mark, Keith and Paul were involved in.

    I’m happy to read some of the condolences from those who currently knew Keith. He must have been a kind soul.

    FYI – I’ve got two sons, 26 and 22. Both are Eagle scouts.

    I will keep all of you in my prayers through this time of mourning.

  • Teila Spencer says:

    This world lost a very caring, sweet spirit too soon. My condolences to his family, with deep sympathy. RIP Gentle Soul we had some great times back in the day..

  • Bruce Lapham says:

    Keith was a very dear friend to me, but we hadn’t kept in touch. He was one year older than me, lived 5 doors down from me, went to the same elementary school, were tent mates in the Boy Scouts Troop 482, now defunct, went to the same schools all along. We partied together and did things that we should have been arrested doing. There is a half a lifetime of memories that Keith and I shared. There was a long period of time when Keith and I were best friends. There is truly a big hole in my life now knowing Keith is gone. He and Jesus are have a conversation right now. I will look you up, Keith, when I get there, I promise! I know and love his whole family. May God bless them.

  • Jim Sullivan says:

    I’ve been friends with Keith since 1971 or ’72. He was at my wedding in 1984 (as were Ed and Carolyn). Keith was like part of our family, and our 3 kids looked up to him as an ‘uncle’. He had a beaming smile and a great laugh I will never forget. He helped us with my daughter’s wedding this last Labor Day (at Geneva Hills). Never an unkind word, and always offered a hand when someone needed him. I feel very fortunate having had Keith in my life.

  • Jill Bogart says:

    I met Keith in 1980, the year I met my husband ( Jim Sullivan ). I have always considered Keith a part of our family. He was the ‘fire tender’ at our wedding. He watched our kids grow up and reveled in their successes along side us. He spent a lot of time over at our house throughout the years and we went on a few camping vacations together. He loved holidays and always managed to to share some of his time each holiday with us. We loved him very much. He was a wonderful friend, and an better role model to our kids. I will miss his unconditional warmth, his incredible meals he enthusiastically shared with us, but mostly his smile and his laugh I will never forget.

  • Brian Jackson says:

    I worked with Keith at CSC for 21 years. He was always smiling. He always made time for my questions. He was a dependable coworker. I am sad to hear of his passing. His laugh and smile will be long remembered. RIP Keith

  • Cheryl Whalen says:

    My name is Cheryl and I live in Cleveland , I just tried to call Keith and his number did not work so i posted a HAPPY BIRTHDAY and scrolled down a bit and could not believe my eyes , I have known Keith since I was 18 and he was a great man , I just saw him last year and we walked flower gardens in a park waiting on my friends new baby to arrive , I stayed with him often , he came to Cleveland for my birthday a few years back and we did the covered bridge festival, we always cooked when I was there at his place , hiked often and I’m so sad for his family, I Love You Keith I’m sorry I did not know

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