Sue Klapperich

Sue Klapperich, 74, of New Holstein passed away peacefully with her husband Lloyd holding her hand on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020 at the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice in Sheboygan Falls after a short, courageous battle with cancer.

She was born May 23, 1946 to Alex and Marie (Dreifuerst) Sesing. Sue attended Holy Cross Catholic School in Mount Calvary and graduated from Fond du Lac St. Mary Springs Academy in 1964.

She married Lloyd Klapperich at Holy Cross Church on Oct. 30, 1965. She and Lloyd raised their four children and a grandson at their home in New Holstein.

Sue started her working career with Sippel Law Office. In 1991 she began working for the New Holstein School District as an administrative assistant. She worked there for 28 years.

Many cherished memories were made with her time spent with her children and their spouses, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed going up north with family, shopping, making day trips with Lloyd, and numerous vacations. Sue was an avid bird watcher and cherished time spent at the Wolf Lake cottage with family. She enjoyed playing cards and bowling with friends.

Sue was a member of Holy Rosary Church, New Holstein.

Survivors include her husband, Lloyd; her four children—daughter Mary Beth (Randy) Klotz of New Holstein and their son, Mitchell Klotz; son Brian (Connie) Klapperich of Sherwood and their children Kimberly (Ryan) Coonen and their children Emery and Wade, Brandon Klapperich, Jacob Klapperich, and Caden Klapperich; daughter Kari Ann (Mark) Doherty of Elkhart Lake and their children Codi (Alayna) Klapperich, Taylor Doherty, Mackenzie Doherty, and Colton Doherty; son Eric (Stacy) Klapperich of Sussex and their children Kyle Klapperich and Nicole Klapperich; and her sisters and brothers, Judy Lohse, John (Mary) Sesing, Mary (George) Miller, Joe (Audrey) Sesing, Joan Sesing-Lenz (fiancé, Paul), Kay Sesing, and Ted Sesing. She is further survived by her brothers-in-law and sister-in-law, Mark (Kelly) Haensgen, Gene (Pat) Klapperich, Geraldine (Andrew) Karls, David (JoAnn) Klapperich, and Stan (Rose) Klapperich; numerous nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends; and her four-legged grandpuppies Maddie, Bailey, Mosby, Toby, Maverick, and Gunner.

Preceding her in death were an infant son, Thomas; her parents, Alex and Marie Sesing; father-in-law and mother-in-law Paul and Bernice Klapperich; brother Chuck Sesing; sister LuAnn Haensgen; and brother-in-law Ken Klapperich.

A Liturgy Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 1724 Madison St., New Holstein. Sue will be laid to rest in the Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery following the Mass.

Family and friends may visit with Sue’s family at Sippel Funeral Home, 2618 Altona Ave., New Holstein on Saturday, Oct. 17 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. when brief family rites will be held.

Please adhere to current COVID-19 guidelines at the funeral home and at the church.

Sue’s family would like to express their heart-felt gratitude to the care givers at Sharon S. Richardson Hospice and Adaptive Rehabilitation for the wonderful care given to her.

For further details please contact Sippel Funeral Home in New Holstein at (920) 898-4300 or visit

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