Saturday, February 1, 2014

Helmut Johann Kuepper 1919 - 2007

Feb. 16, 1919-Feb. 15, 2007

John Helmut Kuepper passed away Feb. 15, 2007, in Salt Lake City., at home from a short battle with cancer. John was born on Feb. 16, 1919, in Essen, Germany, the son of Paulus Heinrich Kuepper and Maria W. Batterman Kuepper. Married Barbara R. Fromm on July 19, 1940 (later divorced); he then married Jaqueline Hansen on Oct. 22, 1947. John retired from the Salt Lake City Corporation after 30 years of service. After retiring he formed his own paint-stripping business.

John was a kind and compassionate person who made friends easily. His greatest joy came from helping others, both friends and neighbors, whom he loved so dearly. Those who knew him sought his counsel often and he would do anything to help them. One of his special places was the cabin he and Jackie built together in Oakley, Utah. He loved fishing as well as hunting. His greatest thrill was traveling throughout the world with his "harem" and friends. He enjoyed his yearly trip to Hawaii, especially the year he renewed his vows with his love, Jackie, of 50 years at the time. He will be greatly missed by those who love him. He is survived by his son Michael Craig Kuepper and stepson Steven Kemp, nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, and good friend, Inez. 

Preceded in death by his wife, Jackie, one grandchild, his parents, two sisters, three brothers, and his loved ones Dorothy Bangerter and Shirley Baraclough. Services will be held Monday, Feb. 19, 2007, 12 p.m. at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park and Mortuary, 3401 Highland Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah. Viewing was held at the Mortuary Sunday, Feb. 18, and on Monday one hour prior to the service. Interment was at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park and Mortuary.

16 February 1919 – 15 February 2

 Married and divorced from: Barbara Rachel Fromm (Kuepper) 1921 - 2007


9 June 1928
C Confirmation
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19 Jul 1940
San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, Califor

Salt Lake Telegram 1935-07-31



Salt Lake Telegram 1944-09-26



Salt Lake Telegram 1944-09-27, John's father dies:



Salt Lake Telegram 1946-03-27



Salt Lake Telegram 1946-08-08

Salt Lake Telegram 1947-01-27

Salt Lake Telegram 1947-01-31

Davis County Clipper 1967-10-20



Davis County Clipper 1968-06-28


Davis County Clipper 1969-09-12


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Davis County Clipper 1985-10-22


Davis County Clipper 1970-12-04

Davis County Clipper 1972-11-03

Davis County Clipper, 1977-09-02