William Hart "Bill" Klopfer

July 29, 1947 - February 11, 2020
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William Hart “Bill” Klopfer, 72, of Dover, Ohio, died peacefully at Hennis Care Centre of Dover on February 11, 2020, after a prolonged illness.

Born July 29, 1947, in Pleasant Hill, Ohio to Virlen Louie and Nancy (Caughey) Klopfer, Bill was the second of four sons, Bob, Bill, Johnny, and Mike.

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William Hart “Bill” Klopfer, 72, of Dover, Ohio, died peacefully at Hennis Care Centre of Dover on February 11, 2020, after a prolonged illness.

Born July 29, 1947, in Pleasant Hill, Ohio to Virlen Louie and Nancy (Caughey) Klopfer, Bill was the second of four sons, Bob, Bill, Johnny, and Mike.

He attended Germantown schools until his senior year, when he graduated from Beavercreek High School in 1965. Bill played varsity basketball in high school and college. He graduated from Wilmington College in 1969, where he met his wife, Patricia Ann Shelley, from Sabina, Ohio. Bill began teaching Business Education and coaching basketball at Greenhills High School and he and Patty were married on December 21, 1969. Bill received his Master’s Degree from Miami University.

With encouragement from his older brother, Bill and Patty moved to Dover in 1974 where Bill started working as a CPA for Miller & Miller Accountants.

Bill loved his time with his golfing buddies on the golf course at Union Country Club. He had a passion for real estate and oil and gas. He and Patty were avid antique collectors and great supporters of their sons, Billy and Brian’s athletic events. They enjoyed traveling with family and friends. Bill regularly attended NewPointe Community Church and was involved in several small groups.

Bill is survived by his two sons, William Hart (Kim) Klopfer, Jr. of Columbus and Brian Joseph Klopfer of Dover; three grandchildren, Bexleigh Anniston Klopfer, Samantha Hart Klopfer, and William Hart Klopfer, III; two brothers, Robert Virlen (Jane) Klopfer of Dover and Michael Jay (Laurie) Klopfer of Bellbrook, Ohio; seven nieces and nephews, and nine great-nieces and great-nephews.

Bill has joined Patty, who preceded him in death in 2003, in their heavenly home, along with his parents, Virlen Louie Klopfer in 2002 and Nancy (Caughey) Klopfer in 2015, and a brother, John Louie Klopfer in 1962.

The Klopfer family is so grateful for the loving care and guidance from the medical team and staff at Hennis Care Centre, Hattie’s House, and Pat’s Porch; especially family friend, Holly Williams, Director of Therapy for Hennis Dover.

In keeping with Bill’s wishes there will be no public services. Cremation care has been conducted through the care of the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia. Private graveside services for the family will be held in Dover Burial Park at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bill’s name to NewPointe Community Church, 3950 State Route 39 NW, Dover, Ohio 44622-7235, https://newpointe.org/give/guest or to Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663, https://www.myhospice.org/donate.




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Born: July 29, 1947
Died: February 11, 2020

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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.


Brenda Utter posted on 2/25/20

Billy, Brian & family, our deepest sympathy of the passing of your Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Jim & Brenda Utter


Gary Locker posted on 2/19/20

Bill.was the poster boy for being A Good , kind man. Everytime I saw Bill I received a smile and a handshake. Some my greatest memories are the basketball games we played at noon at the YMCA.


Cheryl Montgomery posted on 2/17/20

To the Klopfer family, My sympathy to all of you in the loss of Bill,a true gentleman.


Blair Hillyer posted on 2/17/20

To the Klopfer Family: My deepest sympathies to the family. It was a pleasure to work with Bill over many years.


Josephine Longer posted on 2/16/20

To the Family of Bill, My deepest sympathy to you upon knowing of the passing of your loved one. I have very fond memories of all of you and know that you are comforted by those happy days! Please know that you are all remembered in my prayers for peace and for Bill and Patty! With love to All, Jo(sephine) Longer


Rhea and Dick Hames posted on 2/15/20

Brian and Billy and all the Klopfer family. Our entire family is saddened by the passing of Bill. He was such a wonderful Christian man. Bill was so kind and interested in others. Generous and transparent to all he knew. It was a wonderful day when our daughter married Billy. Our sincere prayers to all the family. So glad that he is now at peace and completely healed. God bless you during this bittersweet time.


Joe and Kathy Rapp posted on 2/15/20

Mike , Very sorry to hear about your brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family


Steve and Jane Arnold posted on 2/15/20

We were so very sorry to learn of Bill’s passing. Our deepest sympathy to Billy and Brian and all the Klopfer family. We have many good memories of both Bill and Patty when they attended First Christian Church in New Philly. Bill and Steve coached the church basketball team together at the Y for a couple years also.


Brian Koger posted on 2/15/20

Hey Michael, I am sorry to hear of the passing of your Brother. I lost my mother in November. Bill was much too young to go home.


Ed Reasor posted on 2/15/20

So sorry to hear about your brother Mike, our thoughts and prayers to your family. Ed and Marilyn.


Jeanne France Noble posted on 2/15/20

I am saddened to hear of Bill’s passing. I have such fond memories of my family’s friendship with the Klopfer family and Bill as a classmate. Alan and I send our sincere condolences to his family. May he Rest In Peace.


Art Tate, Jr. posted on 2/15/20

I am really sorry to learn of Bill's passing. We were classmates together at Wilmington College, class of 1969. I realized that he was in ill health as he was not able to attend our 50tyh anniversary this past September. Bill was a tremendous friend and I have many fond memories of both him and his late wife, Patty!! My sincerest condolences and sympathies go out to his children and immediate family.


Linda Rager posted on 2/15/20

Bill showed so much love by helping me out when I became a widow by doing my taxes for no charge for a couple of years. He truly lived out the word of God by helping widows in tough times. My heart goes out to the family and especially his brother Bob and his sons. Prayers for the Holy Spirit to blanket the entire family with comfort that comes from our Heavenly Father. Love and Prayers, Linda Rager


Paula Berry posted on 2/15/20

The Greatest "SOD God" (LAND LORD) that has had ever lived is now with JESUS GOD helping prepare the MARRIAGE FEAST OF THE LAMB ??. WE ALL BEST BE GETTIN READY TO MEET JESUS as it appears that Jesus God has begun to seat the Guests of honor....The COLONEL BILL and PARK STEINBREY. ..HAVE GONE HOME THIS WEEK...(PARK'S MEMORIAL WILL BE WED FEB 19 10AM CHURCH OF CHRIST SUGARCREEK... WE LOVE YALL AND HAVE BEEN very much grateful to Jesus God for having known these men I love and prayers go out to all your family ???


Jackie Graham Day and family posted on 2/14/20

To the Klopfer family My family expresses sincere sympathy to yours. Bill was truly a gentleman.


DarrylMiller posted on 2/14/20

I met papa klopfer through his sons Billy and Brein such a nice gentleman always very friendly Rest easy papa klopfer


Charity McGraw posted on 2/14/20

My deepest condolences


Barbara Hewitt posted on 2/14/20

So sorry for your loss....Mr Klopfer was a wonderful landlord.


Tami Troyer Cunningham posted on 2/14/20

My deepest sympathy to the Klopfer family on the loss of Bill. I will always remember his kindness and ability to laugh. He was a true man of integrity.


Cathy Gunckle posted on 2/14/20

Many, many years ago your dad asked me to a high school dance. We were both shy and apparently I failed to realize he expected me to meet him there. A very wise teacher at the dance realized what had happened and brought your dad to pick me up. It was our only date?. A few years later, your dad was the best man at my wedding. Because your mom sent us pictures of you boys every year at Christmas, I feel as if I know you even though we have not met. You have my deepest and most sincere condolences.


Abby Miller posted on 2/14/20

Sending the Klopfer family lots of love right now. Bill was a light in everyone’s lives, and I’m so grateful I got the chance to know him.


Jennifer Everett posted on 2/13/20

Billy and Brian, so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers with you all at this difficult time.


April Judy posted on 2/13/20

Our deepest sympathy in the loss of this great man. I know his family was so important to him. May happy memories sustain you at this sad time. Mark and April Judy


Fred Kinsey Jr posted on 2/13/20

Billy and Brian, I'm so sorry and sad to hear the news. I always appreciated your dad's smile and friendliness when I would see him. Sending prayers and condolences to you and your family.


Becky Reason Phelps posted on 2/13/20

My memories of Bill are from many many years ago in Germantown. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.


Brian Levengood posted on 2/13/20

To the family so sorry for your loss, had many good conversations over the.years. He was a good hearted man


Trevor Buehler posted on 2/13/20

Bob and Janie Sorry to read about Bill’s passing. He was a great guy and I enjoyed playing basketball with him for so many years. Wishing you and Janie fond memories. He’ll be missed Trevor Buehler


Kay Cochenour posted on 2/13/20

Ron and I are so sorry for your loss. Prayers.


Marily Braden Gardner posted on 2/13/20

Bill was a very caring man and gave his all for his family. Rest In Peace, Bill On behalf of the Gardner family we share in your grief and hope you find strength in each other.


Paul and Deb Hinkley posted on 2/13/20

Dear Klopfer Family, So sorry to hear of Bill's passing. He was such an honest and sincere man and our accountant for over 25 years. May you find peace and comfort during this difficult time.


Dave Quicksall posted on 2/13/20

I am so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. I’ve never met a nicer and more honest person. There are many more words I could use to describe Bill. To his many friends, I feel your emptiness. To his loving family, my deepest condolences. RIP Bill...?


Larry and Vicki Dickinson posted on 2/13/20

To the family of Bill Klopfer, many prayers to all of you. Both of your parents were phenomenal people and were so very proud of you boys. God bless you all and take comfort that they are together again.


Dwayne Flickinger posted on 2/13/20

Brian & Billy, My thoughts of your Dad and family go back to the YMCA. There were some really good teams, intense games, lots of laughter and friendships made. Bill was always a team player and excellent teammate. I always knew he was humbly proud of his family because all of you were seemingly close by each other. Take comfort in your fond memories and may God's perfect peace be with you.


Cortney Steed posted on 2/13/20

I am so sad to hear about Bill's passing. Bill and Patty were always such an encouragement to me during my high school years. Billy and Brian-we will be praying for your family.


Christy McCaslin posted on 2/13/20

Ive rented off Bill K for 17 years. Hes always been understanding when times got tough. You will be missed. Condolences to family members.


Logan domer posted on 2/13/20

I'm very sorry for the familys loss very good guy


Todd Whetstone posted on 2/13/20

Brian and Billy, My wife and I want to offer our sympathies on the passing of your father, he was a true gentleman. Many happy memories of your family coming up James Street to visit our family. Mom and dad cherished the times with your mom and dad, and their boys, Brian and Billy. They were proud to see the two of you grow into fine young men. Blessings to both of you and the Klopfer family. Virginia and Todd Whetstone


Fritz Johnson posted on 2/13/20

To Bill's family, Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of Bill. Back in the 70's and 80's, we played a lot of YMCA lunchtime basketball and talked a lot of sports. He was one of the good guys, and I know he'll be missed. My prayers go out to all.


Doug and Cathy McPeek posted on 2/13/20

Brian we are so sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. Our Thoughts and Prayers go out to you and your family.


Scott Harmon posted on 2/13/20

I'm sorry for the loss of your dad. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. -Scott & Carolyn Harmon


Lori Sicurella posted on 2/13/20

My deepest condolences to the Klopfer family. May your Dad’s memories help you through this time.


[email protected] posted on 2/13/20

Such a wonderful man. He will be truly missed. Prayers ?


Dan and Kristie Schmidt posted on 2/13/20

Billy and Brian, I am so sorry to hear of your father's passing. He was truly a great man who I was very pleased to call a friend. My wife Kristie and I will never forget the generosity your Mom and Dad showed us 35 years ago when they provided a swing set for our two small children at a time we could not afford one. I still remember the exact spot at First Christian Church in New Phila when your Mom made that offer to us. It is a very nice thought thinking that they are now together. God bless both of you.


Chuck and Rhonda McBride posted on 2/13/20

So sorry to hear about Bill's passing. I knew him as friend, accountant and customer. Always had a smile and a wise crack when he came in the shop. He will be missed by all who knew him. Prayers to the family.


Brian Dickerson posted on 2/13/20

Sending my condolences to his son and mother in law and the rest of the family. I've had the privilege of knowing Mr. Klopfer for many years as he was my landlord for many years, and he was a great man, and will be greatly missed.


Beckie Everett Goudy posted on 2/13/20

My heartfelt sympathy to all of you. May God be with you as you mourn the loss of your wonderful Dad and Grandfather. In Christian love, Beckie


Memory Wilson posted on 2/12/20

My deepest sympathy to Bob and Jane and all the family. So many wonderful memories of James Street. May God’s blessings and comfort be with the family. Rest In Peace Bill.


Steve Burgess posted on 2/12/20

Bill and Brian, my condolences. Of all the basketball games I played back in the day, playing with your father and the gang at lunchtime at the YMCA had to be the best. Find peace and comfort in the fact your parents are together again. Steve Burgess


Carmen posted on 2/12/20

Dear Bill's family, Me and my family are very sad to hear about his passing! We will be keeping your family in our prayers. He was such a nice man, a great landlord to us for the past 21 years! Always helped us out! I hope he is watching down on you guys in heaven. He will be missed deeply!! God Bless your family!!


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Mike and Mary beth edwards posted on 2/12/20

Dear Klopfer families so sorry to hear about your loss. Prayers and sympathies to all of you during this difficult time.


Elizabeth Kirk Hicks posted on 2/12/20

Our deepest love and condolences to the entire Klopfer family. Bill was such a gentleman and loved his children and grandchildren so much. I know that he will be deeply missed by his family and friends. We feel so blessed to have known Bill. He always had a kind heart and smile on his face. I am certain that he is happy to be back with Patti and the rest of his family in Heaven. We pray for comfort for Bill’s family and dear friends. Well done, good and Faithful servant , William Hart Klopfer. God’s Blessings upon all of you. Love, Liz and Butch


Conrad G. Sommers posted on 2/12/20

I met Bill shortly after his wife Patty passed . I will always remember Bill as a mentor , friend , a fun person to talk to and a smart, savvy,highly successful businessman. He will be greatly missed by everyone at One Stop Flooring and especially me . He was one man that I can say I truly loved . Rest In Peace my friend .. Conrad & Jennifer Sommers & Family Dover , Ohio


Pat Bearducci posted on 2/12/20

Dear Billy and Brian, I am so sorry for the illness and then loss of your dad. He was a wonderful person and both your parents looked after both of you with care and pride. You were very lucky as they raised 2 wonderful young men. Please know that I will pray for your dad and for God’s Grace for both of you. Pat Bearducci


Lucille Domer posted on 2/12/20

To the entire Klopfer family, our prayers and sympathy. So sorry for your loss. Be still and know that God is with you. The Domer family.


Mary Kaye & Jerry Rieger posted on 2/12/20

Billy & Brian we are so very sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. I can still see Bill driving his little yellow convertible thru the neighborhood. He was so tall that it looked like he was driving a toy car. Deepest condolences to the family.


Rick Sattler posted on 2/12/20

My heartfelt condolences to the entire Klopfer family. Bill’s friendship and kindness will never be forgotten not only by myself, but all who knew him. I’ve never heard Bill say a negative word about anybody. Proud to have known him. He set the bar high for all of us. RIP Bill


Amy Miller Howenstine posted on 2/12/20

Billy, Brian, and family....I’m so very sorry to hear about your Dad. He was such a wonderful man and a friend to so many. I can’t even imagine how hard this must be. I hope you can find some comfort in the fact the your Mom and Dad are together again. Much love to the both of you. Amy Miller Howenstine


Dodie George posted on 2/12/20

So sorry for your loss. A very nice family man.


Robert & Tammi Everett posted on 2/12/20

To the Klopfer Family, Sadly, I have no words I can say to make all of you feel better. The World has lost a good man, but his legacy will continue on, helping those who are in need, even though he's no longer with us. I stand proud to have been able to call him a friend. Tam & I send our deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences to all of you.


Mary samura posted on 2/12/20

My deepest condolence to you and your family for your lost!


Wynne Smith posted on 2/12/20

To the Klopfer family, Bob and I wish to send our condolences to you during this very difficult time. We all know one thing for sure, he loved his family. He was an incredibly kind man and all of us will miss him. God Bless and sending prayers your way. Bob, Wynne and family


Sue Uebel posted on 2/12/20

To Billy, Brian and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. Your dad was such a super guy and one of my favorite patients at Dr. Chuck Moore’s. I want you to know you have my deepest sympathy. Hugs to all.


Barb Young posted on 2/12/20

My sincere sympathy to Billy,Brian, and all your family. Bill was always a such a nice person.????


Brenda Ehlers posted on 2/12/20

Great memories of Bill..his kindness,his friendship,his love for his family ,and his listening ear for all who shared their life's journey's with him..Deepest Sympathy to Brian ,Billy and all of the Klopfer Family ? Rick & Brenda ( Platz ) Ehlers


Susan Davis posted on 2/12/20

Our deepest sympathy to the family. Johnny and Susan Davis


Barbara McCoy posted on 2/12/20

Out deepest sympathy to the family. We will always remember Bill very fondly.


Mike & Jackie Ley posted on 2/12/20

We just wanted the Klopher family to know that Bill was an amazing friend and my accountant for my business from day one. He was absolutely the kindest and most helpful person I have ever known. I have been with Bill through his great sons growing up and through the love of his life Patty. I really feel so sad with his passing because I feel like i've lost a very close friend but no that he is in a better place with all that he has been through. God bless him and the Klopher family. Mike & Jackie Ley


Don German II posted on 2/12/20

My Condolences to the Klopfer family. Bill was a very good, fair man and Landlord. Sorry for your loss. May God get you Boys and the rest of the family thru the hard times,.


Stephanie Grams posted on 2/12/20

I only have kind memories of Bill and his family. My condolences to all! He was truly a wonderful landlord and had a kind heart. Always tried to work with his tenants and kept his rentals safe.


Angelika posted on 2/12/20

He was a great man and landlord! He was a very nice person


Carolyn Vaughn posted on 2/12/20

To the Family of Bill, What a great man, friend of my husband and myself, was always willing and able to help in any way....Our one daughter rented an apt. from him and we had him always doing our legal stuff.....He was so sweet...Thinking of you all and sending prayers and love....RIP, Bill Carolyn Vaughn