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David Austin Kleppe Sr.
David Austin Kleppe Sr., 85, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022, at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids. Visitation: 4 to 6 p.m. with Vigil service to begin at 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Cedar Rapids. Funeral Mass: 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids.
Linwood Cemetery, Cedar Rapids.
David was born Sept. 11, 1936, in Cedar Rapids, the son of Victor and Lenora (Kadera) Kleppe. He attended St. Patrick High School and entered the U.S. Air Force on March 1, 1955. Upon his honorable discharge as a teletype operator in 1958, he began working for Cherry-Burrell (Evergreen), D.O.T., and Chandler Co. Chandler Co. later became Plumb Supply, where he worked for 22 years becoming a warehouse foreman before retiring in 1997. David was united in marriage to Barbara Ann Anderson in 1959, and they had five children: David Kleppe Jr., (Barbette) of Belleview, Fla., Lenny Kleppe of Cedar Rapids, Dennis Kleppe (deceased), Dana Herndon (Jerry) of Cedar Rapids and Kathy Lane (Gary) of Belleview, Fla. The couple later divorced.
In 1972, he married Nancy Haege and the couple had one child, Heidi Nida (David) of Texas. They later divorced. On April 30, 1983, David was united in marriage to Sharon (Helms) LaKose and blended their families with children, David LaKose, Julie Danley, Daniel LaKose (deceased) and Sheryl Steggall. He was a proud member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles 2272 for 52 years where served many positions, including secretary for 10 years. He was also a member of the Teamsters Local 238. David will be missed by those who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Sharon Kleppe; his children; sister, Marleen Steichen; 20 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren.
David was preceded in death by his son, stepson, two brothers and three sisters.
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