Funeral Details


Funeral Details

Dennis M. Kleper

October 29, 1948 - March 13, 2019


Date and Time

Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 10:00 AM


Chicago Jewish Funerals
Skokie Chapel
8851 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, Illinois 60077


Dr. Marc Slutsky
Cantor David Landau


Zion Gardens Cemetery
6758 West Addison Street
Chicago, Illinois 60634
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Kleper Residence
15 Sequoia Lane
Deerfield, Illinois 60015
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Sunday following the interment until 9PM and Monday through Thursday 6PM - 9PM

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Memorial Contributions

Jewish United Fund
30 South Wells Street
Chicago, Illinois 60606
CJE SeniorLife
3003 West Touhy Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60645


Dennis M. Kleper, 70

Beloved husband of Ann-Louise Kleper nee Foreman. Loving father of Adam (Stacy) Levine and Lara (Josef) Zeigler. Proud grandfather of Aidan and Farrah Levine and Cybil and Paulina Zeigler. Dear brother of Wendy Kleper and brother-in-law of Susan (Stephen) Jordan and Robert Foreman. Cherished uncle of Stephanie (Daniel) Dancey, Arthur Entratter, Alex Entratter, Sarah (Jon) Rosenson, Noah Jordan and Sam Foreman and great uncle of Molly Rosenson. Service Sunday 10AM at Chicago Jewish Funerals, 8851 Skokie Blvd., (at Niles Center Road), Skokie. Interment Zion Gardens. Memorials to Jewish United Fund, 30 S. Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60606, or CJE SeniorLife, 3003 W. Touhy Ave., Chicago, IL 60645, would be appreciated. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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Bill Skeens

Dennis was my great friend and mentor. He loved life and always wanted to experience it to its fullest. Weâ??ve had many hours of discussion of our dreams. We've shared many laughs a few tears along the way. He gave unconditional support and always wanted to know how he could make my life better. Dennis was a very, very special man. I am a better person for having had him in my life and will miss him very much. My prayers to Ann Louise and the entire family. He loved you all. I wish Dennis and you all Peace. Bill Skeens

Larry Thalmann

Dennis a special man. He truly put the interests of others ahead of his own. He was a humble and giving. I will always cherish my time with him. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Kleper family, and all his loved ones.

Zach Hubeck

Dennis, a leader of leaders. A great Man, Husband, Father, Grandfather, Mentor and Friend. Dennis dedicated his life to the success of others, and in our Vistage group, we overcame so many professional and personal obstacles with his coaching and guidance. You will be missed my friend, and I love you very much.

Allan Michell

I didn't know Dennis very well. I met him through The Networking Group. I am so very sorry for your loss, my condolences you the entire Kleper family.


I was very sad to hear of Dennis' passing. Dennis was such a sweet and caring man. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. He was never shy to express his love for all of you. May his memory be a blessing.

Glenn Waring

Long ago at a conference in San Diego I found Dennis up before breakfast also, we both being of earlier-rising time zones. Dennis suggested we go outside and watch a beautiful sunrise, and we did. Later Dennis told me he couldn't see colors. I still tear up at the memory. Dennis pointed me and many others at sunrises, and for many years I enjoyed our intimate video conferences in the Keepers of the Flame Climbing Group Veritas. I treasure the memories.

peter Buchanan

When I first heard of Dennis' passing, at some level I just couldn't believe it. In the years I knew him, he faced so many major health challenges. I always marvelled at how he dealt with every setback with an incredible equanimity. That characteristic always stood out for me.
To me, Dennis seemed completely selfless; he always seemed to be focussed on leaving the world in better shape than how he found it. As far as I can tell, by any measure, he easily achieved that goal.
I valued and loved his quiet intellect and his somewhat sly sense of humour. I was totally in awe of his courage and fortitude. I remember often asking myself: could I be as strong as Dennis? And then I quietly would pray that I would never be challenged as he was.
He was and always will be, an exemplar for me on living a meaningful life.
I shall miss him greatly.
My thoughts are with his wife and family at this difficult time,

Suusan Brownie Reinish

Rest In Peace Dennis. I was privileged to know you, AnnLouise and your kids. 30 Years ago you told me to go ahead and plant a garden in front of your home. I was so delighted to plant this garden every year since. I just did what I thought was beautiful and never got a complaint. You weâ??re so delightful to do work for. I wish you peace and rest and to your family as well. You will be missed.

Mary Jane Derex

I was fortunate to get to know Dennis through working with him and through The Networking Group. I learned a great deal from him in my observations. I observed a great analytical mind, a creative thinker, a man of kindness and compassion, and I always marveled at his witty sense of humor. Each time Dennis was met with yet another health issue, he made adjustments and forged forward. Even when there were adversities to deal with, Dennis was direct and to the point, unwavering in his expectations, and always tossed in some of that humor to keep things pleasant.

I will always remember him and miss him very much. I offer my sincerest heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.
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