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Don L. Klapper

May 11, 1933 — December 5, 2021

Don L. Klapper, age 88, of Camden, OH, passed away Sunday December 5, 2021 at his residence. He was born May 11, 1933 in Hamilton, OH to the late Amiel and Thelma Klapper. Don was the former owner and operator of Klapper Excavating and also owned and operated Don & Judys Restaurant in Camden. He was also a member of the Eagles Lodge in Eaton for 50 years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Judith Klapper; son Rick Klapper; brother Ellis Klapper; and son-in-law Ron Hale. He is survived by his children Mike (Cindy) Klapper of Eaton, Diane Hale of Camden and Mark (Mori) Klapper of Camden; grandchildren Ryan (Nicki) Klapper of Eaton, Mandi (Brian) Studebaker of Eaton, Austin Klapper of Camden, Kristin (Kyle) Taylor of Eaton, Ali (Kurt) Schulze of Miamisburg and Bart (Kayla) Klapper of Eaton; 11 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Gard Funeral Home, 226 W. Main Street, Eaton, OH. A private graveside service at Fairmount Cemetery in Camden, OH will be held at the convenience of the family. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

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Wednesday, December 8, 2021

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Gard Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Eaton

226 West Main Street, Eaton, OH 45320

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