Theodore C. Kielpikowski, 94, Bellevue resident, joined his heavenly family unexpectedly of natural causes on Monday, December 6, 2021, which happened to be his mother’s birthday. He was born on March 13, 1927, in the town of Eaton to the late John and Anna (Blohowiak) Kielpikowski. On May 26, 1951, he married Catherine Stein at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral in Green Bay. She preceded him in death on February 16, 2011. They celebrated almost 60 years of marriage. Ted worked at Les Johnson Trucking and then moved on to Proctor and Gamble for 38 years. During his time at Proctor and Gamble he and Catherine ran a small farm together. At the age of 17, he began work in the Civil Air Patrol. Ted served his country with the United States Army during World War 2. He was a charter member of the VFW Winiecki Post 9677. On October 17, 2013, he took the Old Glory Honor Flight to Washington D.C. He liked playing cards, especially sheepshead and thirty-one. After his retirement, he became the family handyman, assisting with various projects throughout the family. He enjoyed going on trips to Florida to see his special niece, Marilyn Piechota. Ted loved spending time with his family especially during the holidays and birthday parties. He always knew how to pick out the right cake. Ted was a member of the Prince of Peace Catholic Community in Bellevue.
He is survived by his six children, John (Sharon) Kielpikowski, Ellen Johnson, Norma (Tom) Scharenbroch, Marty Kielpikowski, Barbara (Dean) Selner and Brian (Nancy) Kielpikowski; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Sandy (Davister) Kielpikowski; and his grandson, John Johnson; infant brother, Antone; brothers, Mike, Frank, Joe, Pete, Leo, Nick, John and Stanley; sisters, Sophie Janowski; Pauline Piechota and Lucy Schleis.
Friends may call at the Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., on Sunday, December 12, 2021, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. Parish wake service 5:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Monday, at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 3425 Willow Rd., from 9:00 a.m. until the time of Mass. Funeral Mass 11:00 a.m. Monday at the church with Rev. Ron Belitz officiating. Entombment in the Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. Online condolences may be expressed at www.prokowall.com.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund will be established.