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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