He was born October 22, 1931 in Scotts Bluff, Nebraska to Benedict and Mary (Lager) Kohlleppel.
He married Dorothy L. Strueby, June 6, 1959 in Conception, Missouri.
Ben was a farmer.
Mr. Kohlleppel was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and Curry, Richardson, Sparks, Waldeier Post #528-AM Legion both in Parnell, Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Jim Kohlleppel.
Survivors: wife, Dorothy L. Kohlleppel of the home; seven children, Benny Kohlleppel (Mitzi) Burlingame, Kansas, Vikki Spire (Tom) Maryville, Missouri, Kenny Kohlleppel (Teri) Parnell, Missouri, Amy Parnell (Danny) Russellville, Arkansas, Gail Calfee (Shane) New Market, Iowa, Jeremy Kohlleppel (Melissa) Parnell, Missouri, and Nick Kohlleppel (Kahlea) Parnell, Missouri; twenty-five grandchildren; twenty-eight great-grandchildren; three sisters, Anna Mae Kemper, Eulala Schwebach, and Louise Russler; one brother, Robert Kohlleppel; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial Service: 10:00 A.M. Saturday, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Parnell, Missouri. Inurnment St. Joseph Cemetery, Parnell, Missouri. Parish Rosary 6:00 P.M. Friday, St. Joseph Catholic Church. The family will receive friends 6:30 to 8:30 P.M. Friday, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Parnell, Missouri.
Mr. Kohlleppel was a member of the Missouri Cremation Service. Online guestbook and obituary at www.missouricremation.com.
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