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Joe Kloostra, 80, Randolph

March 16, 2019

Joe H. Kloostra, 80, died Friday, March 15, 2019, at Randolph Health Services.

Visitation will be at Grace Presbyterian Church in Beaver Dam on Tuesday, March 19, from 9 to 10:50 a.m. A funeral service will follow at church Tuesday beginning at 11 a.m with the Rev. Chris Davis officiating. Inurment will be at Friesland Cemetery at a later date.

Joe was born May 21, 1938, at home in Friesland, to Herman and Clara (Gaastra) Kloostra. He graduated from Cambria-Friesland High School in 1957 and later served in the Army National Guard in the 32nd Red Arrow Division. Joe was a member of Local 400 Plumbers and Pipefitters Union out of Appleton. He enjoyed his years as a plumber and even though the work was hard, he loved the camaraderie and enjoyed going to the job site each day to work with his buddies. When he retired, Joe moved to his home on Big St. Germain Lake. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved to hunt; he enjoyed the various trips he took to hunt in Canada and out west. He also loved deer hunting up north where he was the breakfast cook — who often didn’t get to eat what he cooked because it was devoured before he could sit down to eat.

Joe is survived by his two children, Julie (Dan) Gilgenbach of Fond du Lac and David (Jennifer) Kloostra of Rosendale; three grandchildren, Anna, Molly and Jacob; three siblings, Lester (Grace) Kloostra of Cambria, Jane (Ronald) Bauch of Beaver Dam, and Joyce (Norman) Klug of Beaver Dam; the mother of his children, Betty Kloostra of Waupun; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a niece, Dawn Kloostra.

Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is caring for the family. To leave online condolences or for directions and other information, visit KoepsellFH.com.