203 1st Ave NE, Waverly, IA 50677

Specialist Fourth Grade Robert Frederick Klapperich

Specialist Fourth Grade Robert Frederick Klapperich was born on November 25, 1951 in Oelwein, IA and died October 13, 2018 in Waverly, IA.

Robert Frederick Klapperich entered the United States Army on November 9, 1971, in Des Moines, IA, served during the Vietnam War era and reached the rank of Specialist Fourth Grade before being discharged on November 8, 1973 in Fort Myer, VA.

Robert Frederick Klapperich is buried at Waverly in Waverly, Iowa and can be located at

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Release Date: October 13, 2018.


Robert Frederick Klapperich, age 66, of Waverly, Iowa, died Saturday, October 13, at the Waverly Health Center in Waverly, Iowa.

Bob was born on November 25, 1951, in Oelwein, Iowa, the son of Frederick and Rose (Faist) Klapperich. He was raised in Oelwein where he attended Sacred Heart High School graduating in 1970. After graduating Bob was drafted into the United States Army during Vietnam. On August 14, 1976, Bob was united in marriage to Barbara Purcell in Fertile, Iowa. He attended University of Northern Iowa graduating in 1979, with a business education degree. Bob then went to work at Don Bosco High School where he would teach for the next twenty-one years. After retiring from teaching Bob worked for Town & Country Homes in Waverly, Lowes in Waterloo, and was currently working at Miller True Value in Waverly.

Bob was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Waverly, where he was Superintendent of Sunday School for thirteen years. He was also a past member of AMVETS and Lions Club. Bob enjoyed biking, grilling, volleyball, watching the Green Bay Packers, Iowa Hawkeyes, and Minnesota Twins, however, what he loved most was time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Bob’s memory is honored by: his wife, Barb Klapperich of Waverly; a son, Paul Klapperich of Waverly; a daughter, Janel (Riley) Williams of Tiffin; two grandchildren, Gavin and Adalyn Williams; three brothers; Dick Klapperich of Oelwein, Duane Klapperich of Des Moines, and Dale (Anne) Klapperich of Rock Island, Illinois; two sisters, Elizabeth (Gene) Streicher of Oelwein and Jane Bryan of Cedar Rapids; and two sisters-in-law, Patricia Lovick of Mankato, Minnesota and Colleen (David) Lura of Oak Harbor, Washington. He was preceded in death by: his parents; a brother, William Klapperich; and a brother-in-law, David Lovick.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 17, at the Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly where the family will greet friends from 3:30 to 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 18, at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Waverly where the Waverly Area Veterans Group will give honors. Memorials may be directed to Bob’s family for later designation and online condolences may be left at www.kaisercorson.com. Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly assisting the family with arrangements 319-352-1187.

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