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Keppler, Thomas John --- 1930-2013


Posted By: IA GenWeb Volunteer
Date: 4/27/2013 at 15:52:58

Thomas John Keppler, Monona, Iowa, March 1, 2013

Thomas John Keppler, 82, Monona, Iowa, died Friday, March 1, 2013, at the Elkader Care Center, Elkader, Iowa.

Tom was born on June 7, 1930, in Monona, Iowa, to Joseph and Mathilda (Havlicek) Keppler. He attended St. Patrick Catholic School through the 8th grade and graduated from Monona High School, Monona, Iowa. Tom served his country honorably in the Army during the Korean Conflict.

Tom was united in marriage to Shirley Lessard in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, in 1955. Four children were born to this union. Tom worked as janitor at the McGregor School, McGregor, Iowa, for many years. He also was a tour guide and helped with maintenance for the Froelich Foundation, Froelich, Iowa. He enjoyed fishing, snow skiing and all sports. Tom loved his family very much and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Survivors include his two daughters, Susan (Lee) Rubendall, Monona and Lisa Keppler, Monona; three grandchildren, Serena (Heriberto) Rubendall, Michael Rubendall, Cassie Keune and five great-grandchildren, Aron, Felyx, Ortensia, Isabel and Graciela.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Mathilda Keppler; his wife, Shirley Keppler, on December 25, 2004; two sons, Gary and Thomas Keppler; two grandchildren, Travis Rubendall and Ashley Rolfs and three brothers, Joseph, Edward and Eugene Keppler.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 6, 2013, from 4-7 p.m. with a parish rosary at 4 p.m. at the Leonard Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Monona, Iowa. Visitation will also be held one hour before mass time at the church on Thursday.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Monona, Iowa. The Rev. Greg Bahl will be the celebrant.

Inurnment will take place at St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery, Monona, Iowa, with military rites at a later date.

Leonard - Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Monona, Iowa, is in charge of arrangements.

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