Marilyn J. (Kupper) Kloeker

Born: Sun., Nov. 18, 1934
Died: Sat., Mar. 8, 2014


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Mar. 12, 2014
Location: Salm-McGill-Tangeman

Mass of Christian Burial

10:30 AM Thu., Mar. 13, 2014
Location: Holy Angels Catholic Church

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Marilyn J. Kloeker, 79, 2865 W. Mason Rd., Sidney, Ohio passed away on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 7:12 PM in the emergency room at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sidney.  She was born November 18, 1934 in Sidney, Ohio the daughter of Edward and Erma (Starrett) Kupper and they preceded her in death.  She was married to Lester Kloeker on April 24, 1954 and he passed away on October 23, 1992.  Surviving are five children, Mrs. David (Judith E.) Boeke,  Mrs. Mark (Julie D.) Slaybaugh ,  Mrs. Tim (Jill R.) Burden,  Jeffrey R. Kloeker  and Joseph Kloeker all of Sidney, Ohio; one sister, Martha Counts of Sidney, one brother, Robert Kupper of Sidney; thirteen grandchildren, Chris Kloeker, Kristy Kendall, Mindy Boeke, Andrew Boeke, Terrence Boeke, Edward Kloeker, Matthew Kloeker, Carissa Kloeker, Patricia (Slaybaugh) McCoy, Shannon Slaybaugh, Bradley Burden, Evan Burden and Katelyn Burden and nine great-grandchildren.  One son, Steven Kloeker, one sister, Betty Hughes and two brothers, Edward Kupper and Don Kupper are deceased.  Mrs. Kloeker was a 1953 graduate of Holy Angels School.  She had worked at K and K Manufacturing Company which was owned by her family in the office for many years and also worked at Montgomery Wards in Sidney at one time.  She was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church where she was a member of the Rosary Altar Sodality.  She was a volunteer for FISH, Wilson Hospice, Holy Angels School and Lehman High School.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 10:30 AM at Holy Angels Catholic Church with Rev. Dan Schmitmeyer and Rev. John Tonkin.  Burial will follow at Graceland Cemetery, Sidney.  Friends may call at Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home in Sidney on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 from 4-8 PM.  Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Angels Catholic Church, 324 S. Ohio Ave., Sidney, Ohio  45365.  Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home.  Condolences may be expressed to the Kloeker family on Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home’s web site at:

Charitable donations may be made in Marilyn's memory to the following organization:

Holy Angels Catholic Church
324 S. Ohio Ave., Sidney, Ohio 45365
Tel: 1-937-498-2307

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Fred Hughes
   Posted Sun March 09, 2014
You will be missed so much by me, you have always been there for me, I know you and Mom are together with all the rest of the family in Heaven, RIP my sweet and loving Aunt, Love ya so much.

Your Nephew
Fred Hughes

Virginia Seewer
   Posted Sun March 09, 2014
What a great friend and holy person we have had in Marilyn - always willing to volunteer to help with the many needs of the community. I, myself, want to be included in her large group of caring friends.

My sincere sympathy to all of the family. We know her passing is a great loss.

Anthony, Brittany, Shauna, Antonio Counts
   Posted Mon March 10, 2014
Marilyn was a generous, kind, and loving person towards all that crossed her path. We had great family gatherings at her cottage and house. She was always there for everyone that needed her and gave so much to everyone and was so giving. She will be truly missed by many and God Bless the entire family and anyone that has had the honor of knowing her. We love you Marilyn, may you RIP.
With Love The Counts Family

Christine McKenzie
   Posted Mon March 10, 2014
Marilyn will be missed by many watching her support and cheer her grandkids on at the soccer games! What a great lady she was.
You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Christine, Quentin, Joel & Katie McKenzie

Sarah Steenrod
   Posted Mon March 10, 2014
I so fondly remember your mom and all of the other grandparents so proudly and faithfully cheering on the kids at their games. She will leave an empty seat in the bleachers, but she did indeed touch many hearts. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers...

Keith & Jane Downey
   Posted Mon March 10, 2014
All who knew Marilyn, knew that she always had an agenda, a schedule to keep, someplace she had to be. Marilyn did a wonderful thing with all of her volunteer work, yet always had the time to stop for a friend or family member. Her presents will be sorely missed by all that knew her, and by many that didn't know her, but might have brushed by her during her many hours of caring and giving.

Angela Westgerdes
   Posted Mon March 10, 2014
I am so sorry for the loss of Marilyn. she was a sweet lady who I remember from playing softball with jill, she would come through my line at walmart and I am friends with her granddaughter Shannon. may she rip and fly with the angels

Shari Davis
   Posted Mon March 10, 2014
Dear Matt you are inmy thoughts and prayers. Hang in there. We all love you. Grandma's are always special. Take care love. Sincerely Shari

Carol Smet
   Posted Mon March 10, 2014
Julie I am so sorry for your family's loss. I have all of you in my prayers and thoughts. Take comfort in knowing she is now with the Lord and free in paradise.

Duane Goettemoeller
   Posted Tue March 11, 2014
I was shocked when I learned of your Mom's passing. Having some familiarity with your family, I just want you to know that I will miss Marilyn and that you all have my sympathies.


Judy Broerman
   Posted Tue March 11, 2014
Jeff and all of Marilyns family,
I worked at the bookstore and had a lot of enjoyable
conversations with her. My sympathy to all ot you.

Rhonda Douglas
   Posted Wed March 12, 2014

So sorry to hear about your mom. Just wanted to let you know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.



Joan Brunswick
   Posted Wed March 12, 2014
Jill Julie and families my sincere sympathy to you all! A great lady will be missed by all who knew her. Thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Joan Brunswick

Barb Niesley
   Posted Wed March 12, 2014
Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!

Gregg Fink
   Posted Thu March 13, 2014
So Sorry About Your Loss. I worked with Marilyn at FISH on Thursdays & Found Her a Wonderful Lady. Always a Pleasure to be Around. Gregg Fink

DeAnn Covelli-Clayton
   Posted Thu March 13, 2014
Many prayers for your family at the loss of your mother. God has her in HIS arms now and is showering HIS many blessings on her. Take care and know she is at peace as she devoted her life to serving others with that wonderful smile always on her face.
DeAnn Covelli-Clayton

Mona Murray
   Posted Thu March 13, 2014
Jill and family, Julie and family, Joe, others. I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. She was always so kind and so proud of all the grandkids. I know how close you all were and what a huge loss this is for all of you. I pray for comfort and strength and that you find peace in all the wonderful memories in the days to come. Love, Mona.

Chip Wells
   Posted Fri March 14, 2014
I'm so sorry to hear of Marilyn's passing. Will always remember how Marilyn as a very cheerful and uplifting individual. Will always cherish her friendship and words of wisdom, regardless what the topic. May the following weeks be filled with all of those wonderful memories of having such a wonderful and loving Mother.

Anne Morrow
   Posted Sat March 15, 2014
Working with Marilyn at FISH on Thursday was always a fun way to spend a morning, because that is when she worked mostly was the morning. Eating all the GREAT snickerdoodles, and other baked items was a specail treat and she would cook up early before her day at FISH and sometimes she would bring one of her grandkids in to help us and we always had a great time with them. She always left from her day of volunteering with "See you next week...God willing." People die that you know just a bit, and then there are those that will leave a hole in your heart with their passing and Marilyn was one of those to me. Hugs and prayers to all the family.

Patsy Kerber
   Posted Sun March 16, 2014
I am so sorry to hear about Marilyn passing. She was a women with many hats and always smiling and friendly. May your family find strength in the following days to hold onto the memories you will always hold in your heart. Peace be with your families!

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