Michael Lewis Klepfer, 69, of Sheridan and formerly of Westfield, passed away on Monday morning, July 23, 2018 at Majestic of Sheridan, surrounded by his loving family.

Born Sept. 14, 1948 in Lebanon, Ind., he was the son of the late Robert L. and Jeanette (Michael) Klepfer.

He was a 1967 graduate of North Central High School.

Following graduation, he would soon enter the workforce, spending the first part of his career as a machine operator with many different firms, including Carmel Screw, Standard Locknut, Westfield Manufacturing and Aldo-Andretti Machine and Engineering. In 2003 he retired from manufacturing and decided to try his hand at the transportation industry. This seemed to be a perfect fit. For 12 years, Mr. Klepfer was a bus driver / aide for the Westfield Washington School System. He enjoyed his time around the kids as much as he enjoyed his fellow drivers. He was also a driver for Midwest Transportation of Whitestown, delivering school busses all over the Midwest. While having two full-time careers, he also found time to do a little farming.

On May 24, 1968, he married the love of his life, Terry S. Hofer in Fayette, Ind.

Always trying to stay active, he enjoyed camping and being outdoors. He also liked to keep himself active socially. He loved playing cards and bowling with the Shriner's Transportation League, but the one activity he truly fell in love with over the last few years was calling Bingo for the Lebanon Senior Citizens. Mr. Klepfer very much enjoyed watching his wrestling as well, both WWE and RAW.

Family played a very important part in his life. He was an avid sports fan, and absolutely loved following all of his grandchildren's sporting adventures at Westfield, Sheridan and Seeger High Schools. He always loved rooting for the underdog, unless his wife was cheering for the same team. Then, of course, he was duty bound to go against her.

Mr. Klepfer's Masonic family was also an important part of his life. He was a 43-year member of the Masonic Lodge. He was a Past Master with Westfield Fidelity Lodge # 115. The Westfield lodge merged with the Sheridan Fidelity Lodge F&AM 309, where he would act as their treasurer. He was also a member of the Westfield Order of the Eastern Star #525, where he served as a Past Worthy Patron, and also served as Past Associate Guardian for the Westfield Job's Daughters.

Survivors include his wife, Terry; his step-father, Rush Harmon, Jr.; a son, Michael L. (Marcia) Klepfer, Jr. of Noblesville; two daughters, Karen S. Klepfer-Groff of Veedersburg and Kay L. Klepfer-Earley of Sheridan; eight grandchildren, Logan, Leah, Libby, Matthew, Benjamin, Zachary, Kaitlyn and Douglas; a great-granddaughter, Luna; another great-grandchild Ryker is on the way; and four brothers, John (Debbie) Klepfer of Cicero, Jay (Jennifer) Harmon of Sheridan, Gary Klepfer and Jerry (Denise) Klepfer of Kentucky.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Steve Klepfer.

Services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, July 27, 2018 at Kercheval Funeral Home, 306 E. 10th St. in Sheridan. Burial will follow at Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens in Fishers. Pastor Thomas "Tom" Beatley of the Osgood United Methodist Church will be officiating. Family and friends may pay their respects from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday. A  Masonic Service is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

In honor of his daughter Karen, memorial contributions may be presented to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.