James Keith Kloepfel was born November 9, 1943 at the St. Joseph Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri to Fred Walter and Virginia Lucille (Adams) Kloepfel. He passed away May 26, 2017 at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton, Missouri.
He was in the United States Air Force from February of 1963 to February of 1967. Jim was a Sgt. Airman 1st class. He received 2 presidential unit citations under Kennedy and Johnson after being honorably discharged.
Jim had 2 marriages and several different jobs. He took early retirement in 2008 and lived in his cabin at the lake where he met his wife Kawna. Jim and Kawna were married October 16, 2013. They moved to Osceola, Missouri where he lived his remaining years. He loved to dance, ride his motorcycle and take his cars to car shows.
He was preceded in death by his parents Fred and Virginia Kloepfel. Jim is survived by his wife Kawna, of the home; 3 step-children, Shiloh, Marcus and Frances all of Missouri; 6 step-grandchildren; 1 sister, Judy Vinditto and her husband Bill and 1 niece of Smithville, Missouri along with several cousins.
Jims wife would like to say a special thank you to Hospice Compassus of Osceola, EMT’s, Doctors and nurses for their kindness and compassion. A very special thank you to all of Jim and Kawna’s family and friends.