Evangeline (Van) Kloepping, 97 of Lexington passed away Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at Avamere in Lexington.
Van was born March 20, 1922 near Holdrege, Nebraska to John N.E. and Matilda (Thorne) Lindblade. She attended rural school and graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1939. After graduation she attended Wesleyan College, where she was a cheer leader, and received her teaching certificate. She then taught rural school for three years.
On October 22, 1944 she was united in marriage to V. William Kloepping at the United Methodist Church in Lexington. One son and three daughters were blessed to this marriage: Douglas, Sally, Janelle and Lisa. The couple spent the next sixty-nine and one half years together until Bill passed away on March 15, 2014. The very day that Van died would have been their seventy-fifth wedding anniversary.
Van was a longtime member of the Calvary Assembly of God Church, the Christian Women’s Club, the hospital auxiliary and was very active in 4H activities that Bill was working on. She enjoyed knitting, playing cards and reading.
Van had moved to Avamere in Lexington after Bill’s death where she was often heard playing the piano for various activities. Van will be dearly missed by her family and friends.
Survivors include: one son Douglas and wife Barb Kloepping of Lexington; three daughters: Sally and husband Doug Nichols of Kearney, Janelle and husband Jim Hawks of North Platte; Lisa and husband Jim Davis of Thorton, Colorado; ten grandchildren, Jason and wife Dannette Kloepping of Bartley, Trent and wife Brandi Kloepping of Gothenburg, Chad and wife Jenny Fischer of Grand Island, Shannon and husband Jeff Anderson of Centennial, Colorado, Shiloh and husband Josh Martinez of Bailey, Colorado, Collin and wife Kate Nichols of Kearney, Matt and wife Briana Hawks of North Platte, Nate and wife Amy Hawks of North Platte, Jed Davis of Boulder, Colorado and Kayla Davis of Thorton, Colorado; nineteen great-grandchildren: Kristen, Austin, Jayden, Kinsley, Ryann, Hadley, Zaveri, Landon, Lucas, Carson, Kyler, Corinne, Case, Siahna, CharleeJo, Aiden, Macie, Ellie and Hadley.
Van was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Bill; grandson, Shon Kloepping, and two sisters and their husbands: Lindy (Gene) Curtis and Evelyn (Harold) Fagot.
Funeral services will be Saturday, October 26, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at Calvary Assembly Of God Church in Lexington with Pastor Rex Adams officiating.
Interment will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Lexington.
Visitation will be held Friday, October 25, 2019, from 5-7 p.m. at the Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington.
Memorials In lieu of flowers are suggested to the Calvary Assembly Of God Church or the donor’s choice.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com