MADISON - Alf Norman Kloppedal died on Dec. 14, 2012 in a tragic car accident. He was 74.
Alf led a full and happy life. He was a Jack of all trades, Master of many. His career spanned city planning, golf course landscaping, carpentry, designing homes, and landscape drawing. He was a collector and could always find the value in every found object. He was always puttering, spending time outdoors at the hollow, drawing or tinkering. Alf had been a daily part of the craziness of the Parman's Coffee clutch early each morning. Social guy that he was, he loved being with family and friends, playing canasta, eating his daughter Dawn's baked goods, talking daily with his brother Earl and enjoying life with Sandra.
Alf was known by many names: Al, Alfie, Grandpa Alfie, Popo, and Dad. He married two saints: first MaryAnn and now his wife Sandra. He was known for his great sense of humor, people loved giving Alf a hard time and he loved to give back. Now when his children find themselves doing something their father would have done it is referred to as an Alfieism. Alf continues to give through his organ donation, providing other people with new hopes.
He is survived by his wife Sandra Kloppedal and former wife MaryAnn Kloppedal; brother, Dr. Earl Kendall; children, Kym Kloppedal (Perry), Eric Kloppedal (Mindy), Dawn King (Dan), Todd Kloppedal; step-children Kolin Frantz (Richelle), and Dawn Gundermann (Rick); grandchildren Hannah, Luke, Ben, John, Jennifer, Maddy, Cory, Desiree, Kyle, Kaylie and four great grandchildren Dejiah, Aiden, Kharma and Alainna. He is preceded in death by his mother Henrietta and father Einar; son, Randy Hodgson, and granddaughter Tiffany Dutcher.
A funeral service will be held at 11am on Thursday, December 20, 2012 at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3610 Speedway rd., with burial following at Sunset Memory Gardens. An evening visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 from 5pm-7pm and again one hour prior to the service on Thursday
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Habitat for Humanity.
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