Thomas was born in Milwaukee on November 24, 1929, the son of the late Harry Martin and Isabelle (Ivens) Kleppe. He was the President and founder of Thomas H. Kleppe and Associates, Inc. and was a manufacturing representative for the plumbing industry. He was active in several clubs such as the Jaycees, serving as their President, in Milwaukee, WI, the Master Gardener Program, the Dale Carnegie Program and Sertoma. Tom also served his country in the U.S. Army.
He is preceded in death by his daughter Alison Ivens Kleppe who passed away in 1989.
He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Betty Brisson Kleppe of Sanford; children; Mitchell T. Kleppe of Boca Raton, Jeff (Liza) McKee of Delray Beach, Kristin Kleppe & her husband Joseph Satarzadeh of Ladera Ranch, Calif., Lisa (Pat) Esola of Denver, Co., Lynne McKee & husband Ed Gordon of Sanford, Sandy (Bob) Anderson of Hoover, AL; a sister Arline (John) Lenihan of Colorado Springs, Co., and 10 grandchildren; Thomas, Erik, Alison, Ariana, Allesondra, Natalie, Roxanne, Austin, Miles, and Jessica.
A Memorial Service will be held at the Ascension Luthern Church in Casselberry at 2 p.m. on Saturday.
Brisson Funeral Home, Sanford, is in charge of all arrangements.