Robert J Koepke
Robert Joseph Koepke,(CoCo) 74, of Summerville, South Carolina, husband of Karen(Klumpp)Koepke, passed away on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Robert was born on February 22, 1942 in Bayonne, New Jersey son of the late Fritz Koepke and Catherine (Russell) Koepke. He served in the United States Army from 1964 to 1970 as a Ranger in the Artillery Division, receiving a National Defense Service Medal and a Marksman Rifle Medal. He was an Operating Engineer for UMDNJ for 25 years, prior to retiring in 2013. Surviving in addition to his wife Karen are: two children: Kevin Koepke (Karen) and Keith Koepke (Amy); Four stepchildren: Michele Polera, Kelly Gallagher, Tammy DeCanto and John Klumpp; 17 grandchildren; a sister Eloise Baginski, a Brother John Koepke and a host of nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123 Friends and Family may call at Sweeney Funeral Home on Friday, July 8, 2016 from 4:00 pm - 8:00pm. Funeral services will be on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 10:00 am at Rosehill Cemetery and Crematory.
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