Marcus George Kuepker

Funeral service for Marcus G. Kuepker, 86, Lawrence, will be 2 pm Friday, at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mr. Kuepker died Tuesday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

He was born Oct. 16, 1927, in Bremer County, Iowa, the son of George and Edna Diercks Kuepker. He worked for Gustin-Bacon in Kansas City, KS, and later worked for Aeroquip in Lawrence.

Mr. Kuepker is a veteran of the United States Army and served in Alaska, he was called back to the service during the Korean Conflict and served in Japan. He was active in the Lutheran Laymen’s League. He did respite care for Trinity Respite Care, Inc. and was on the Building and Grounds committee at Immanuel Lutheran Church. He was a member of the University Bridge Club and has been a member of the writing group at Brandonwoods since 1990.

He married Cora Poppitz in Kansas City, on Oct. 2, 1955, she survives of the home.

Other survivors include twin daughters Paula and Marcia, eight grandchildren and three great grand children.

He is preceded in death by his grandson Nicholas Willems.

Friends may call from 8 am- 8 pm Thursday where the family will receive them from 7-8 pm at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

The family suggests memorials to Trinity Respite Care, the Lutheran Laymen’s League, or Immanuel Lutheran Church, sent in care of the funeral home.

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Messages & Condolences

From Lester Walter...

Dear Cora—-So many good rememberances of the LLL family from years past. He was a faithfull member to work with. That smile of his and always an encoureging word will always be remembered by me.
May your loss be comforted by your faith, knowing where we will all see each other again. God is so Good. Les

From Jo Anne Kready and Richard Quinn...

Dear Cora, you and your family are in our thoughts. I went out this morning, in the midst of the mountains, and offered up a prayer in remembrance of Marc.

I loved to tease Marc when we were partners at University Club bridge.

Jo Anne Kready and Richard Quinn

From Sheila Ward...

Marcia, Paula & Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Wow 59 years of marriage what an awesome testimony of your parents love and commitment to each other. May God Bless you and keep you and your families until we see your Dad in heaven.

From Jeanne and John Fries...

Dear, dear Cora and family, we are so saddened by your loss. So many have lost a dear friend.

Due to Marc’s persistence and love for the LLL, Cora, both you and he got us involved in the LLL. In fact, we are committed to work the LLL booth at the state fair in Missouri from 9 to 1 p.m. this Friday, August 8. If we had wings, we would be in Lawrence by 2:00!

Love you, Jeanne and John Fries

From Ken McCosh...

Cora and Family,
Marc…..a true friend to all that met him, also to the Lutheran Layman’s League and our Kansas golf tournament.
Blessings to each of You,
Ken McCosh
Co-Editor LLL/LHM Reporter

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