Cozad Resident: Warren Kloepping, 90 (1922-2013)

Warren “Red” Kloepping, 90 of Cozad, Nebraska, died Monday, June 3rd, 2013, at the Cozad Community Hospital in Cozad.

Red was born October 6th, 1922, at Lexington, Nebraska, to Burrell and Minnie (Pieper) Kloepping. He graduated from Lexington High School in 1939. In 1944, Red enlisted in the United States Army and proudly served our country until he was honorably discharged in 1946.  

Red married Anna Jewell Williams on April 2nd, 1947, at Holdrege, Nebraska. This union was blessed with six children, Mary, Ross, Jon, Kris, Hans and Eric. Red worked for Monroe’s in Cozad for 20 years.  

He enjoyed spending time in his gardens and he was an avid reader. Red loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Red was a member of the Buffalo Grove Church and the American Legion. He was also a member of the Cozad Elks Lodge, #2250, where he served as a Charter Member.

Red is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Anna Jewell in 2008; two brothers, Harold and Wilber and a sister, Verna Hall.

Survivors include his daughter, Mary Kloepping of Marshfield, Wisconcin; five sons, Ross (Gloria) Kloepping of rural Lexington, Jon (Jann) Kloepping, Kris (Susan) Kloepping, Hans (Cheryl) Kloepping, all of Cozad and Eric (Lori) Kloepping of Gallatin, Missouri; 11 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren and one on the way; and many other relatives and friends.

Graveside inurnment services with military honors were held on Thursday, June 6th, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Buffalo Grove Cemetery, east of Cozad.  

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in his memory. Condolences may be shared at

Berryman Funeral Home in Cozad was in charge of arrangements.


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