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Ed Klepperich

May 20, 1939 - December 23, 2012


5-7:00 P.M. on Thursday, December 27, 2012 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

10-11:00 A.M. on Friday, December 28, 2012 at Nativity Church, Fargo.

Prayer Service:

7:00 P.M. on Thursday, December 27, 2012 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Funeral Service:

11:00 A.M. on Friday, December 28, 2012 at Nativity Church, Fargo.


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Ed Klepperich

May 20, 1939 - December 23, 2012


Edward J. Klepperich, 73, Fargo, ND passed away Sunday, December 23, 2012 at his home surrounded by his family.

Ed was born May 20, 1939 in St. Paul, MN to Herbert and Margaret (Amon) Klepperich.  He attended Creton Alexander Ramsey High School and the University of Minnesota. 

On December 28, 1957 Ed married Mary Lou Franz.  He owned and operated ESS Computer Inc until his retirement in 1998.

Ed was an active member in St. Mary’s Church of Two Inlets and the Knights of Columbus.

He loved reading, fishing, hunting and the New York Yankees.  If you wanted to make him smile, you just had to mention his grandchildren.

Ed is survived by his wife, Mary Lou; children, Jodi (Lee) Ernst, Prior Lake, MN, Denise (Rick) Hertel, West Fargo, ND, Tom (Jackie) Klepperich, Big Horn, WY, Cathi (Jon) Tiedeman, Moorhead, MN, David (Theresa) Klepperich, Fargo; 21 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; brother Chuck (Pat) Klepperich; and sister Louise (Roger) Pivoran.

He is preceded in death by his parents, brother Tom, and infant sister Katherine.


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  1. Ken & Dawn Larson says:

    Red Wing Mn.So sorry for your loss Mary Lou. Ed was a great guy and fisherman. All his fishing buddies on S.P.I. miss him greatly. Enjoyed our community fish fry together. Dawn misses Mary Lou going to the Mon morning craft show and shopping God Bless and the lord be with you.

  2. Joan & Duane Moser says:

    Richmond MN
    We were sorry to hear (Roger Pivoran emailed) about Ed’s death.
    Our deepest sympathy to you & family.
    Joan & Duane Moser

  3. Paula Grimestad says:

    Coon Rapids MnDear Cass and family, my thoughts ans prayers are with you. I wish I could’ve been Abe to be there, Love Paua

  4. Larry Beightol says:

    Colorado Springs ColoradoDear Mary Lou, Tom, Dave, & Family-

    I learned Ed passed away on Christmas morning, and immediately thought of you all. Please accept my most sincere condolences.

    There is an unwritten, unspoken pact that the “boys” will always support the families, in person when able, in circumstances such as these. Please accept my apologies for my inability to do so due to health reasons. Do know, however, that I would rather be there with you, and my heart is there now.

    I can recount about 45 years of activities with Ed, and have many stories about them, from working with him at IMT, playing on the same softball teams, winning a bet with him that I could quit smoking for a month, to , of course, hunting pretty much anything that could walk, run, or fly. I learned much of what I know about deer from him, and am thankful for that.

    I am also thankful to have the honor to say I will always miss my friend, Ed.

  5. Tom Lorentzsen says:

    We share with you the memory of Ed and all the beauty found in life. Numerous people have commented about Ed and all the things he did for the Bad Medicine Area Lake Association. We will miss him!

  6. Dave and Sandy Wiest says:

    Fargo ND
    MaryLou and family,
    Our deepest sympathy to the entire family at Ed’s death. We will always remember his cheerful nature and smiles when we would see him at the lake or at meetings of one type or another. The spectacular firework displays each year were a tribute to how much he cared for you all. Our prayers are with the family at this time of grieving.

  7. Margaret Burrer says:

    Wahpeton ND
    Jodie and Lee and family I am so sorry to hear of your father passing. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you. All my sympathy to you all Margaret.

  8. Pat Askegaard says:

    Mary Lou….I was hoping there were 2 Ed Klepperich’s but sadly, no. Please know that you are in my thoughts and I know that your wonderful family will keep you close. Take care old friend.

  9. Deb Tiedeman says:

    Lake City MN
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time of loss. We so enjoyed the times we were able to spend with you all when we have been up visiting Fargo-Moorhead. Jon joined a wonderful family when he found Cathi to share his life.
    Deb(Tiedeman), Greg, Grant and Katie Gilman

  10. Sherry Fradet says:

    Moorhead MnMary Lou and Family, Mary Sinner told me about Ed and I am so sorry for all of you. You know I am thinking of you and have you in my prayers–and in my thoughts.

  11. Susan Engen says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Ed’s passing!!! I will always remember playing softball for him, he was an awesome coach and great man!!! He will be missed!!!

  12. N Perez says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I’m sure Ed will be deeply missed by family and lifelong friends. Just wanted to share some words of encouragement at this difficult time. John 2:28-29 speaks of a time when our loved ones that have passed will “hear Jesus voice and come out” to be with us again. We’ll be able to hold them again, and this time in the perfect life and paradise earth God always intended for humans. (Psalm 37:9-11) I hope this can bring a measure of comfort and peace to you during the difficult days ahead. May you lean on family, friends and God. Remember the good memories you had. And once again, my deepest condolences.

  13. Margret Anderson says:

    Mary Lou and family,
    David and I are so sorry for your loss. We will hold you in our hearts and prayers.

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