Jean Parker Kneepkens

Jean Parker Kneepkens

Jean Parker Kneepkens of Kalamazoo, Michigan, died August 8, 2011 at Rose Arbor Hospice Residence.

Jean was born March 20, 1935 in Neenah, WI the second of four daughters to Gordon and Fleurette Parker. She graduated from Neenah High School in 1953. Jean married the love of her life, Donald Kneepkens, Sr. from Kimberly, WI and they spent 56 years together. 

Jean is survived by her husband, Don; six children, Jon (Sandy), Kalamazoo, MI, Michael, Charlotte, NC, Susan (Ernie) Strom, Duluth, MN, James (Mindy), Corona, CA, Donald Jr. (Betsy), Duluth, MN, and Steven (Brenda), Phoenix, AZ.; a sister, Judy (John) Helbach, Neenah, WI.; 13 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; many nieces and nephews and a dear friend, Candy. 

 She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and a grandson.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Neenah, WI. 

The family suggests memorial contributions to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan.

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  1. The Birds,Noreen(Ambrose) and David says:

    All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Heather Tannehill says:

    The recent news of Jean’s passing brings me much sadness. Although I am not a personal friend of the family I knew her well from visits to the office I worked at. Seeing her name on the days list always brought a smile to my face. I am sure that her beautiful spirit is now bringing smiles to all those she can now be with in death. I am very sorry for your loss of such a wonderful woman. She will be greatly missed.

  3. Barry Schrader says:

    D.J., My thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family at this very difficult time. God bless you all.

  4. Michael & Anne Buss says:

    Dear Don and Family,
    Both Anne and I were very sad to here the news. We still remember the good times with Jean and you and the kids in Neenah. Our prayers are with you during this sad time.

    Mike & Anne

  5. Jerry Friesen says:

    My prayer is for you and family.
    Jean will be missed by the ones who knew her.
    I knew Jean from 1952 which is a long time ago.
    I think I met you once before you got married.
    Sorry for your loss.

  6. Craig Spang says:

    Kneepkens Family,

    I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. I haven’t seen any of you guys for years. Your Mom was an awesome lady. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy.

  7. Patricia Ambrose Daeubler and Family says:

    I am truly sorry for to hear your loss, my deepest condolence is with all of you.

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