December 14, 2020 ~ 29 Kislev 5781
Roberta (Bobbie) Fell Kletter, 87, passed away peacefully December 14, 2020 at Sunrise Senior Living in Louisville, Kentucky.
Bobbie was born and raised in Bloomington, Indiana by her parents Rose and Irving Fell. She attended University High School and graduated in 1951. She was very active in high school, becoming Homecoming Queen in 1950.
In 1952, Bobbie met Harry Kletter, a businessman from Louisville who proposed to her at The Kentucky Derby. They married on August 9th, 1953 in Bloomington.
Family and friends were everything to Bobbie. She and Harry had four children they raised in Seneca Park in Louisville. Bobbie was very involved in helping Harry develop and operate business ventures over the years including Industrial Services of America.
Bobbie attended Indiana University and later graduated from the University of Louisville in 1980 with a BS in Physical Education.
Bobbie was very active and loved swimming, tennis and racquetball. Friends were a major part of Bobbie’s life. She bowled in leagues, played cards, mahjong, bridge and especially enjoyed going out with her lunch bunch.
Bobbie loved to fly and earned her private pilot’s license. She was a member of the Ninety-Nines women’s flying organization for years and was president of the Louisville chapter. Bobbie also belonged to B’nai B’rith Women and Hadassah.
Bobbie loved going to the Kentucky Derby and other horse races. Bobbie and Harry were avid travelers for business and pleasure. They enjoyed the beaches, scuba diving, Las Vegas, Europe and taking her children and grandchildren on trips and cruises.
Bobbie was preceded in death by parents Rose and Irving Fell, husband Harry Kletter, and sister Eleanor Fell.
She is survived by her brother Arthur Fell (Teri); her children, Debbie Kletter Montz (Art), Alisa Kletter Pipkin (EJ), Ron Kletter, Tina Kletter List (Ed); grandchildren Eric and Adam Montz, Carter, Meredith, and Tyler Pipkin, Alexis List; niece Mia Fell Diercks and nephews Scott Caulfield and Matt Kletter.
Due to the pandemic, a private graveside service was held with interment in Valhalla Memory Gardens in Bloomington, Indiana.
The family extends a special thank you to the caregivers, staff and friends at Sunrise Senior Living for all their care and compassion.
Donations can be made in memory of Bobbie Kletter to the JCC of Louisville 3600 Dutchmans Lane, Louisville, Kentucky 40205 or the charity of the donor’s choice.
Arrangements entrusted to Herman Meyer & Son, Inc.