Dr Lloyd Herbert Klopp Obituary

Dr. Lloyd Herbert Kloppe, DVM, DACT passed away peacefully at his home in Buckeye, Arizona on Sunday, July 24, twelve days after his 67th birthday. He was surrounded by loving family and friends. Raised in New Haven, Missouri, Lloyd was the son of Herbert and Pauline Kloppe. He is survived by his wife Jana, his son Bryan, his daughter-in-law Amy, his granddaughter Taylor, his siblings Barb Scheer (husband Ralph), Larry Kloppe (wife Lana) and Wayne Kloppe (wife Kathy) as well many loving nieces and nephews. . Lloyd graduated with the New Haven High School class of 1973 and went on to earn a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Missouri in 1980. After four years of co-ed animal practice at Goodyear’s Agua Fria Animal Hospital, Dr. Kloppe went on to complete a residency in large animal reproduction at Texas A&M University. He then became a Diplomate of the American College of Theriogenologists. In 1988 Lloyd and Jana opened the Durango Equine Veterinary Clinic and Command Performance Horse Farms in Buckeye, Arizona. They built, owned and managed the practice and farms together for 34 years. Dr. Kloppe was a member of the Arizona State Veterinary Medical Examining Board from 1995 to 2000 and was named Arizona Equine Practitioner of the Year in 1997. He was conference president of the Society for Theriogenology in 1998 and president in 1998-99. Between 2011 and 2014, he was a member of the board of trustees of the American College of Theriogenologists. Dr. Kloppe was loved by his employees, colleagues and clients who considered him a friend. He mentored many vets and regularly hosted students at the clinic without ever missing one of Bryan’s baseball games, swim meets, band gigs, phone calls, or the chance to play catch or catch. hit in the batting cage. He also volunteered to coach Bryan’s little league teams. He enjoyed traveling the world alongside Jana and Bryan, making family time and their experiences his top priority. Lloyd was a sports enthusiast. He had season tickets to the Diamondbacks since their inaugural season, evidenced by his appearance in 75 games – including winning the World Series – with his family in 2001. He was an avid runner, hiker and adventurer and has completed his first of 8 marathons at age 55. In the past two years, he has hiked and summited 14,000 feet in Colorado, skydiving with his daughter-in-law Amy, and also succeeded in a day to complete the 28-mile Rim-to-Rim hike of the Grand Canyon. This latest feat was accomplished just a month before undergoing surgery for the rare form of brain cancer that would claim his life. He was blessed to know his granddaughter Taylor and read stories to her whenever he could. Lloyd enjoyed serving in the church, supporting the start of the Valley Church of Christ and the Refinery Christian Church and frequented mission trips with a desire to help those in his community and around the world. His life verse was Philippians 4:4-13. He was generous to everyone with his time and with his finances. As a leader, he led by example, inspiring those around him to both fulfilling work and a better life. He had a brilliant way of teaching by demonstration with incredible patience, kindness and humility. Those close to him came to believe that the Lord must have given him more time in the day than most and that he was living fully. It’s hard to do justice to a man who was close to perfection. Lloyd Herbert Kloppe was a great man and humble servant leader who fearlessly lived the words of the Bible and possessed a genius for simplicity even in the most difficult and trying times. He surrounded himself with incredible friends. His judgment had the confidence of all. He never said a mean word about anyone or complained even during his tough battle with cancer. We have yet to find anyone with a bad word to say about him. The joy in his eyes radiated love for life, family, friends and the Lord. His legacy lives on in all who knew him, leaving the world a better place. Celebration of Life (lunch to follow): 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 15 Refinery Christian Church 16721 W Indian School Rd Goodyear, AZ 85395 Live Stream Link – https://fb.me/e/31PAwMAss

Posted on October 08, 2022

Posted in The Arizona Republic

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Refinery Christian Church 16721 W Indian School Rd Goodyear, AZ 85395

October 15, 2022 at 10:00 AM