Robert Lowell Karper

April 21, 1938August 10, 2020

Robert Lowell Karper, 82, of Dauphin, passed away Monday, August 10, 2020, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born April 21, 1938, he was a son of the late Wilber and Elizabeth Karper.

Bob was a loving husband and father. He was a master Plumber, working for over 60yrs with several companies. He was an avid sportsman and member of the Duncannon Sportsman Club. He was a wonderful man who was cherished by his family, friends and everyone who knew him.

Surviving Bob are his loving wife, Kathy Karper; his children, son, Jonathan Karper and wife Kelli. His daughter Kelly Berger; grandchildren, Nick (Aly), Nathan (Rachel), Gavin, Garrett, and Ethan; his special nephews and niece, Troy Karper, Keith and Tracy Fackler, and Terry Loftus. His sisters, Shirley and Viola Karper. Son-in-laws, Greg Kline and Brian Berger.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Bill and Joseph Karper; and sisters, Barbara Ann Fackler, and Nancy Loftus. Also nephew Vincent Loftus.

A Public Visitation will be held on Friday, August 14, 2020, from 2PM-3PM at Zimmerman-Auer Funeral Home, Inc., 4100 Jonestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17109. A private family service will follow.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Central PA, 1320 Linglestown Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17110.


  • Memorial Service Visitation

    Friday, August 14, 2020


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Steve Spohn

August 15, 2020

Karen, I and the family send our condolences to the Karper family. I've known Bob since he lived in Harrisburg and enjoyed conversation with Bob whenever they took place. RIP Bob

Jim Chubb

August 13, 2020

To the Karper family; you have our sincere condolences. I enjoyed working with Bob during the years I worked at B&W. I especially loved having him as my out of town partner. I’m sorry that we didn’t keep in better contact after Jenn and I moved to Delaware. May God bless you and help you through this time.
Jim and Jenn Chubb


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