Claudia Pieper

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May 24, 1946 - August 1, 2013

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Claudia Pieper, of St. Charles, Missouri, died on Thursday, August 1, 2013 at the age of 67. Beloved daughter of Thelma Tylka and the late Roman Tylka; devoted mother of Dan (Kim) Pieper, Chrissy Rice-Pieper, Kirk (April) Pieper, and Joe Pieper; cherished grandmother of Noah and Paige Pieper, Collin and Brooke Rice, and Bella, Chase and Maverick Pieper; dear sister of Cindy (Ron) Davies, Marty (Mary Ann) Tylka, Romie (Paula) Tylka, Larry (Debbie) Tylka, and Mary (Mark) Bonkoski; she was also a loving aunt and great-aunt to many nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Autism Society of America.

Guestbook Entries

  1. LaDonne and Brian Greenwalt August 1, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Our deepest sympathy to Claudia’s family. Claudia always had a smile and kind words to say. She loved her kids and grandchildren, she spoke of them often. She will be greatly missed by her friends at Boeing.

  2. Shirley Jarman August 1, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Claudia will always be in our thoughts and hearts. She was a dear friend and will be missed. My deepest sympathy and prayers go out to her family.

  3. Joan Buchheit August 1, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Claudia was a very dear friend who will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of her family.

  4. Joan Buchheit August 1, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Claudia was a very dear friend and will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of her family.

  5. John Bowers August 1, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Claudia worked with my dad for many years at McDonnell-Douglas. He always spoke highly of her and talked about how nice she was. My condolences are with the family.

  6. Ken Caen August 2, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Claudia was such a joyful person! She had the biggest smile and was always so happy to see you and made you feel like the only person that mattered. She will be greatly missed. My deepest sympathy and prayers go out to her family.

  7. Diana Cross August 2, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Claudia was a wonderful person and friend, always happy and smiling. We thought of her son Kirk as our second son and she felt the same about our son Matt. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her, especially her family and close friends. Rest in Peace

  8. Kay Harper August 2, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Claudia was a big part of the “girl’s” group at Boeing. I will miss her sparkling eyes and impish smile. Thank you, Claudia, for showing us all how to live with class. You are one in a million.

  9. Doris Muntner (Boatman) August 2, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Although Claudia and I lost touch after high school, I strill remember the laughs and fun we had in Biology class. It sounds like you had a wonderful life and family. God Bless

  10. Mary Anna Fedoroff August 2, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Claudia was one of the nicest people I’ve ever worked with. She was so kind and always willing to lend a helping hand. My heart goes out to all of her loved ones. It was so obvious how very much her family meant to her. I will miss her!

  11. The Gose Family August 2, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    We were neighbors around the corner when all our kids were little, and we took turns driving each others’ children to PSR classes, as well as the kids being classmates. She was a beautiful, very nice lady. Condolences to the family!

  12. Carol Loveless August 2, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Claudia, your suffering is over and you are in a better place now. Your work at Boeing and this earth are through! Will miss you very much but will always have good memories of our lunches in Bldg. 101 Cafeteria with Betty R.

  13. Judi Conway August 2, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    The McCluer Class of 1965Express our deepest sympathy to her family.

  14. Heather Lamm August 2, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Claudia was such a sweetheart and always a joy to be around. She did a great job raising such a sweet, funny and loving family. She will be missed by so many. Lots of love to the family.

  15. Janet French August 2, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Claudia was our spunky “cheerleader” at work; always smiling and encouraging. She loved openly and deeply and we will all miss her greatly.

  16. Jill Cornelli August 2, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Claudia was a wonderful person, mother, and great friend to many. She was one of my best friends and acted as a second mother (M2). I will miss her dearly, but our fond memories will live on. Claudia would light up any room that she entered with her beautiful smile. She had a special way of helping others, listening, and jumping in when the time was right. Claudia always made sure everyone was safe and sound. Claudia was an Angel here on Earth+�G�-� Miss You Mustang Sally +�G�Gǣ (C5)

  17. Debbie Talley August 2, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Claudia will be missed by so many people. She touched so many lives with her friendly, fun, caring personality. No one made me laugh like Claudia did. Her beautiful eyes just glowed all the time. I used to tell her we are going to get fired because we would laugh so much while working together! I send my heartfelt condolences to her wonderful children and family. She talked the kids , grandkids, brothers, sisters all the time. I will miss Claudia but I know she is in a better place.

  18. Sandra Fischer August 3, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Claudia and I were friends about 38 years ago when we were having our children. It has been years since I had seen her until about 6 weeks ago we ran into each other at Sam’s. We hugged and talked like we always had in the past. When we said good bye that day, I was so regretful that I did not get her number. Claudia was as sweet as she was some 38 years ago. Even though we had lost contact I will miss her dearly. God Bless Claudia and her family.Sandra Fischer

  19. susan kneemiller peterson August 3, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Claudia was a wonderful neighbor to my parents , phyliss and calvin kneemiller anytime we visited mom and daddy she would run iver and visit with us and always with a smile on her cute face she will be missed

  20. Trudy & Kim Dabner August 3, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    She was one in a million with a glorious smile. I will miss her terribly. And if I could see her now, I woulld thank her for all the joy she brought to our Boeing ladies group. Our condolences to her beautiful children and the rest of the family.

  21. Dianne Cullen (Sherman) August 4, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Claudia and I were classmates at McCluer..Class of ’65 and did not stay in touch. We had great laughs then as I recall and one brief encounter the summer of 1980 in Lakeland, FL at a hotel pool when by chance our families were visiting and we met and reconnected just like no time had gone by in between. Condolences to her family … and wishing everyone who knew her to embrace their fondest memory to keep her with us always.

  22. kitty kelley August 4, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    I only saw Claudia a couple of times a year when she accompanied her girlfriends for their fun outings. She was so fun and outgoing, you instantly liked her! Will miss seeing your inviting smile. You are gone too soon.

  23. Annette Meyer August 4, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    We had so much fun at work with Claudia. She would say unintentionally funny things like “I went shopping for shoes and didn’t see much; I only bought 3 pair”. You have to know Claudia to image the scene. She loved her children and grandchildren so much, and it is to you that I pray God’s blessings of wonderful memories and comfort.

  24. Maxine Winston August 4, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    My deepest sympathy goes out to Claudia’s family. Claudia was lot of fun and a very loving person. Everyone will miss her smile and great personality. I met Claudia thru Joan. Had lot os laughs with her. She will be missed by everyone.

  25. Gretchen & Joe Thro August 4, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    We always ran into Claudia when we least expected, and it was always awesome. She always had a smile; I mean who doesn’t when you are shopping Christmas clearance items at Lowes in March! She bought a little Christmas tree that she said she always wanted and she was so excited that that it just happened to be on clearance. She didn’t care if anyone thought she was nuts because she really wanted to put it up when she got home. We will miss her and we are thinking of your family. We will keep you all in our prayers.

  26. Ron Lock August 4, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Claudia and I shared the same birthday, the same month, day and year. Every year we had to share a birthday hug and kiss. You will be missed. Ron

  27. Michelle Rohlf (Reiling) August 4, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Our thoughts and prayers for your family – though it has been many, many years the memories still make me smile.

  28. Jannie August 5, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Claudia was a very special person who was loved by many. She loved your family very much especially her children and grandchildren. She was always there for them especially her grandchildren and any events that had. Claudia was a happy go lucky special woman and was loved by all. Always in a good mood and fun to be around. She will be missed by all! We both share the same birthday May 24th. May she be in peace in heaven with Jesus. I love you Claudia and will miss you dearly. Love Jannie : )

  29. Ron & Sheila Eckstein August 5, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    No one like Claudia!!!! We have been so blessing to have shared so much together. A very special friendship with an extremely SPECIAL Girlfriend! We have many many memories/stories of fun/laughter/tears/pride! Claudia is an example for her friends and family and what a Terrific Mom and Grandmother!!!! Our gift for having her in our lives!!!!

  30. Diane Grooms (Reiling) August 5, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Chrissy, Danny and Family:Sorry to hear of your loss. I have very fond memories of your mom… Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. God Bless..

  31. sharon Echele August 5, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    I will always treasure my friendship with Claudia, my sweet, kind,loving, funny friend. So many laughs and fun times. We always ended up talking with pride of our children and grandchildren. To you and the rest of her family I send my prayers and love.

  32. sharon August 5, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    When I first came to b-96, I sat nex to Claudia’s sister, Cindy Davies and we had fun. Then came Claudia and she was so young and beautiful and so full of fun. She brightened our lives in such wonderful ways.
    sharon

  33. Patty Soderman August 6, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    I worked with Claudia and I’m so sad to hear of her battle. She was so much fun to work with, she was always happy and smiling. She had a sarcastic streak that kept me laughing. She always talked about her family, her kids and grand kids were her world. Claudia, you will truly be missed.

  34. Pat (Parker) Brown August 10, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    I just returned from a trip and was given the sad news of a very special high school friend. She and I met in the hospital in Feb. as consoling each other. Prayers are with you.

  35. Margie Robinson September 15, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    My deepest sympathy to Claudia’s family. My memories of her go way back to the MDEC days. She always had a smile on her face. What a very good person she was. I spoke to her shortly before I retired from Boeing, and nothing had changed after all those years, she was still that same sweet girl. Again…my sympathy.

  36. Larry tylka October 28, 2014 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Miss you my beautiful sister. Love always larry

  37. Larry tylka December 25, 2014 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Merry Christmas My Beautiful Sister. You have a new grandson. Love you always, Larry

  38. Larry tylka December 31, 2014 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Happy New Year Sister. Love you always

  39. Larry tylka December 31, 2014 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Happy New Year Sister. Love you always.

  40. Larry tylka August 1, 2015 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Two years ago you left us to wake up in Heaven. Not a day goes bye that your Love is not felt or shared. Miss you my sister

  41. Larry Tylka November 1, 2015 at 8:37 pm - Reply

    Miss you sister. Love you always, Larry

  42. Larry tylka December 25, 2015 at 5:39 am - Reply

    Merry Christmas my beautiful sister.

  43. Larry Tylka May 24, 2016 at 10:12 pm - Reply

    Happy 70th birthday. Can still hear your laugh, see your smile and feel your love. Keep you in my heart every day. Remember what we said and I am trying to do what you asked. Enjoy Heavenly birthday with Mom and Dad. Love your favorite baby brother

  44. Larry Tylka May 24, 2016 at 10:15 pm - Reply

    Happy 70th birthday. Can only believe Heaven is better off with you in it because our family most certainly was. Miss you and love you always. Your favorite baby brother

  45. Larry Tylka July 30, 2016 at 12:53 am - Reply

    Miss you more each day. Carry you always in my heart. Love you always your favorite baby brother Larry

  46. Larry Tylka December 24, 2016 at 10:18 pm - Reply

    Merry Christmas my beautiful sister. Not a day goes by that you are not in my thoughts. Love you always

  47. Larry tylka December 31, 2016 at 9:59 pm - Reply

    Happy New year my beautiful sister. Will carry you in my heart in 2017 as always. Love and miss you Larry

  48. Larry Tylka May 21, 2017 at 11:08 pm - Reply

    Your Grandson Noah graduated High School this weekend. Know you were there with Mom and Dad. He carries your love with him wherever he shall go. Live and miss you Larry

  49. Larry Tylka August 2, 2018 at 10:29 pm - Reply

    August 1, 2018 . Another anniversary of your heavenly birth. How I miss you, my sister. I hear your voice in the wind and see your smile in the rays if the sun. You were really quite special. Love you always. Your baby brother.

  50. Larry Tylka August 2, 2018 at 10:34 pm - Reply

    Another anniversary of your heavenly birth. Miss you so much. Love you always your favorite baby brother

  51. Larry Tylka July 31, 2019 at 8:50 pm - Reply

    So hard to believe you celebrate your six heavenly birthday. How I miss you. Hope you are celebrating and dancing with Mom, Dad and Martin. Love you forever. Larry

  52. Larry Tylka December 25, 2019 at 6:44 am - Reply

    Merry Christmas. Watched videos of you singing to dads accordion music. Only yesterday it seems we were together. Love you. Larry

  53. Larry tylka May 24, 2020 at 10:33 pm - Reply

    Your seventh heavenly birthday. We miss you every day. Your smile your touch your love. Heaven has to be brighter because of your light. Always in our heart. Love you always. Your baby brother

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