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Louis D. "Bopper" Klement

Louis D. "Bopper" Klement

Louis D. "Bopper" Klement, age 69, of Mendon, IL, died on Monday, August 3, 2020 in Blessing Hospital. He was born on September 13, 1950 in Monroe City, MO the son of Laddie & Dorothy 'Dot' (Kenner) Klement. He graduated from Monroe City High School. He married Brenda Priest on November 3, 1972 in Central Baptist Church. She survives.

Bopper first worked at Motorola for three years where he met his future wife of 48 years, Brenda. He then worked for Knapheide Manufacturing until his retirement in 2009 after 36 years of service. Bopper attended Calvary Baptist Church.

He enjoyed BBQ's with his family. He liked gardening, fishing, tractor pulls and auctions. But most of all, he loved the time spent with family: his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, Bopper is also survived by:
CHILDREN: Melissa Hill (Tony), Louis Klement II (Valerie), Amy Klement, Jessica Klement, and Natisha Leasman (Jake).
GRANDCHILDREN: Dallas Dalton (Cynthia), Thomas Dalton (Kathleen),
Louis James 'L.J.' Klement, Vanessa Klement, Zachariah Klement, Nikki Carter, Leif Carter, & Karamia Gonzales
GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: Dusty, Faith, Thomas and James Paul 'J.P'.
SIBLINGS: Carol Arrigo (Terry), Gloria Marquette and Dan Klement (Cindy).
Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Cremation rites have been accorded A Celebration of Bopper's life will take place on September 6, 2020 at 12:00 noon in Upper Moorman Park. The family asks everyone to wear a mask and practice social distancing, or you may drive by to leave a message. Memorials may be made to the family in care of Duker & Haugh Funeral Home.

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From:
Marie
Mendon, IL
Comments:
Oh, this makes my heart hurt. I feel so bad for Brenda. Big Lou was so much fun, always ready to pick on us kids. So many memories. I’m sure he’s sitting at the farm with an ice cold Ol Mil and smoking one of those horrible stinking cigars that he loved. He’s in no more pain. Sending love to the family and as for you lard ass, rest easy.
XO- Tubs
From:
Phillip Schmiedeskamp
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Sorry for your loss Brenda.
From:
Jeremy and JoJo Adair
Mendon, IL
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From:
Jeremy and JoJo Adair
Mendon, IL
Comments:
The family is in our thoughts and prayers
From:
Joe and Darlene Wietholder
Mendon, IL
Comments:
Brenda and family, You have our deepest sympathy. Booper was a great guy. We are so sorry to hear of his passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you now. May God bless you and comfort you now.
From:
Kayla Kemper
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Louis was a great man. Even though I only knew him from a patient stance here at the hospital he always had a sense of humor when I was taking care of him. He will be missed. Brenda you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
From:
Ronald Caldwell
Monroe City, MO
Comments:
My thoughts and prayers for your family. I was a high school classmate of his.