Robert A. Loepker, 84, Jasper

Bob LoepkerRobert A. Loepker, 84, of Jasper, died Friday (August 15) at Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper. He was born July 13, 1930, in Jasper to Frank and Augusta (Habig) Loepker. He married Cleta Deinderfer September 26, 1959, in St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church. She died May 28, 1995.

Robert was a loan officer at German American Bank, and later served as the president of Marengo State Bank. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and served in the Korean War on the USS Salisbury Sound. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Jasper, where he sang in the choir. He was a member of VFW Post No. 673, American Legion Post No. 147, and the Jasper Knights of Columbus. He served on the Cooperative Action for Community Development (CACD) board at St. Meinrad Abbey, and was a volunteer at Camp Koch in Troy. He enjoyed fishing, camping, and was an avid collector.

He is survived by four daughers, Elizabeth Bingle, Jasper, Carolyn Brewer and husband Thomas, Huntingburg, Joan Duncan and husband David, Arlington, Virginia, and Karla Neukam and husband Brian, Jasper; one brother, George Loepker, Jasper; one sister, Mary Burger, Jasper; and nine grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Mary Margaret Loepker, one brother, Bernie Loepker, and one great-grandchild, Brylee Bingle.

Services at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph’s Church with burial following in Fairview Cemetery. VFW Post No. 673 will conduct military gravesite rites. Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Church or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com.

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