Hardage-Giddens Riverside Funeral Home & Riverside Memorial Park
7242 Normandy Blvd, Jacksonville, FL
Nan "Dee" Kloeppel
August 29, 1932 – June 27, 2020
Willa Dean Kloeppel (Nan) 87, passed peacefully on June 27, 2020 in Jacksonville, FL
She was a member of Faith Lutheran church for many decades. She loved attending all of her grandchildren’s ball games and was very involved in her great grandchildren’s education.
Her whole family raved about her cooking and has continued to pass on her wonderful recipes.
She was predeceased by Paul Kloeppel, her husband of 50+ years. She will now reunite in heaven with her first grandchild, Jessica Rose who left us 5 years ago. She is survived by her siblings: Sarah Ward, Betty VanTrump, Herman Osborne,and Bobby Osborne and their families. She is also survived by her children: Karen Beverly, Paul Kloeppel Jr., and Angela Brant. Also 4 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
There will be a private memorial at 11AM on July 7, 2020.
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Nan "Dee" Kloeppel
July 8, 2020
My beautiful and sweet Willa-Dean! One of the most easy going, loving and giving ladies I’ve known. When we were about 15-16 years old (1973?) Willa and her family invited me to join her family’s annual vacation to the Fontana Dam in North Carolina. Karen, Angela, Paul and I (along with Karen’s dad Paul “this is my daughter Karen and she’s a flight attendant”) took off and Willa let me sit by her and steer the car. To a 15 year old, that was exciting... until I foolishly darted into the next lane to be “funny” and thank God there was not another car in that lane! Willa just said “goodNESS” which was one of her go-to’s. I can still remember exactly how she would say it. She used to make an extra amount of her world-famous pecan tassies... a very small mini pecan pie. With home made dough that she would roll out and press into each and every mini-tart tray... she knew that I loved them and so she made extra! Karen and I would act up, laugh hysterically and loud and poked fun of her and she didn’t try to suppress us in any way, she just let us be kids! I just loved her. So many memories to share, not enough room to give the much praise that she deserved for putting up with us. So patient and sweet. And she loved her dogs! Especially the infamous Gus! I really wish I could have made the service, I just loved my Willa-Dean! Rest In Peace sweet angel.
July 6, 2020
Mrs. Kloeppel had a memorable laugh and even after all these years, I still know it. What a wonderful sweet soul she was (and still is). She was one of the kindest people I've ever met, and I know she will be missed. Karen and family: May you feel God's peace and be comforted in this time of loss. I love you. Bridgette
July 2, 2020
Aunt Dean was one of the sweetest and most generous people I’ve ever known. Her family was her life. She always loved to be in the midst of her family members sharing stories and so much laughter! I will miss you Aunt Dean. Love always, Your niece, Terri
June 30, 2020
I was blessed to have her in my life for 30 years. I have so many great memories and love how much she was loved. She will truly be missed.
June 30, 2020
I am so sorry Karen and family for your loss. May God bless you all and comfort you during this time. Your mom was a wonderful person, even though it’s been many years, I remember her fondly.