Jerry Kent Knepper
|| Jerry Kent Knepper Birth: March 27, 1936 Burr Oak, Marshall county Indiana Death Nov. 12, 2017
Plymouth, Marshall county Indiana son of Maro Knepper and Opal Thornburg |
Jerry Kent Knepper March 27, 1936 – November 12, 2017 PLYMOUTH -Jerry Knepper, 81,
of Plymouth, IN died on Nov. 12, at Pilgrim Manor in Plymouth.
Jerry was born in Burr Oak, Ind. of March 27, 1936 to the late Maro and Opal (Thornburg) Knepper.
On May 2, 1964 he married Anna Chidalek who preceded him in death. He later married Wilda Burt
on Dec. 30, 2012.
Jerry was a meat cutter by trade. He worked in several grocery stores throughout the area over the
years. He was particularly proud of the work he did at the Culver A & P.
He also spent many years bartending at the old Lakeview Tavern in Culver.
He regularly attended the Plymouth Baptist Church. erry was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan and
rarely missed a game.
Jerry is survived by his wife Wilda Burt Knepper of Plymouth; children Jon (Caroloyn) Knepper of
Sulphur, La., Jackie (Rick) Jozwiak of Middlebury, Brad (Lawrie) Knepper of Sandwich, Ill., and
Chad (Colleen) Knepper of Plymouth; step-children MaryBeth (Larry) Houin, Plymouth, BJ (Becky)
Burt of Grovertown, and Rob (Jill) Burt of Plymouth; eight grandchildren; six step-grandchildren;
and several great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Vernon Knepper, daughter Jolene Knepper,
a step-granddaughter, and a great grandson.
There will be a visitation at the Odom Funeral Home, Culver on Thursday, Nov. 16, from 5 – 8 pm.
Funeral services will be held at the Odom Funeral Home, Culver, on Friday, Nov. 17, at 11 a.m.
with Pastor Clark Harliss officiating.
A dinner will follow the service at the Plymouth Baptist Church in Plymouth.
Memorial contributions may be made to Marshall Co. Hospice in lieu of flowers.
The Odom Funeral Home, Culver, is honored to be caring for the family. - Pilot News on Nov. 14, 2017
Married 1st Judith A Myers
Jon K. Knepper married Carolyn ----
Jacqueline "Jackie" Sue Knepper married 9 Apr 1994 Bristol, Elkhart, Indiana,
Richard "Rick" Brian Jozwiak son of Marion Jozwiak and Elizabeth Tolllefsrud
Joleen K. Knepper - deceased Birth: 28 Jul 1955 Death Date: 22 Nov 2006
Joleen K. Knepper, 51, of 10557 Renfair Drive, Plantersville, Texas, died in her home at 9:55 a.m. on
Wednesday, November 22, 2006.
Born in Plymouth on July 28, 1955, the daughter of Jerry K. Knepper and Judith A. Myers-Brown,
Joleen lived in Plymouth until 1974, and spent the past five years of her life in the Texas area..
She graduated from Plymouth High School with the class of 1973..
A talented dancer, for two years, she traveled around England with a dance troupe. She then
performed in Renaissance Fairs all over the United States..
Most recently, she concentrated on her work in photography. Her photographs and prints are
displayed and available for sale in a Studio in Texas.
Joleen will be sadly missed by the many friends that she acquired during her travels and by her
She is survived by her mother, Judith A. and step-father, George R. Brown, Winona Lake, Indiana,
and by her father, Jerry K. Knepper, and step-mother, Ann M. Knepper, of Culver.
A sister, Jacqueline S. Jozwiak, Middlebury, Indiana, and three brothers, Jon K. Knepper, Sulphur,
Louisiana: Chad E. Knepper, South Bend, Indiana, and Brad A. Knepper, Sandwich, Illinois, also
survive together with a half-brother, James A. Hartung, Georgia, and a step-brother, William P.
Brown, Plymouth, Indiana.
Joleen?s maternal grandmother, Sylvia I. Myers of North Liberty, Indiana, survives as well.
She was preceded in death by Donald E. Myers, her maternal grandfather and her paternal
grandparents, Maro C. and Opal A. Knepper.
Friends are invited to come for a time of sharing memories and celebrating the life of Joleen on
Thursday, November 30, 2006, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan
Memorial gifts in Joleen?s memory may be made to the Marshall County Humane Society.
married 2nd 2 May 1964 Culver, Marshall Marshall county Indiana , Anna Maire Chidalek Birth July 17, 1936
Toto, Srake county Indiana Death February 28, 2010 Plymouth, Indiana. daughter of John Chidalek and Anna
CULVER - Anna Marie Chidalek Knepper, 73, of Culver, passed away February 28, 2010, in the Saint
Joseph Regional Medical Center in Plymouth, Indiana.
She was born July 17, 1936, to John and Anna (Husik) Chidalek in Knox, Indiana.
he was married to Jerry Knepper on May 2, 1964.
Ann was retired from Rickman Tool, Culver Military Academy, State Exchange Bank and American State
She graduated from Knox High School in 1954.
Ann loved to play cards with the P.I.G.s club and gather with her old schoolmates.
She was a member and former secretary of St. Mary's of the Lake Catholic Church in Culver and was a
caregiver to many a wayward cat.
Ann is survived by her husband, Jerry; sons, Brad (Lawrie) Knepper of Sandwich, IL, and Chad Knepper
of South Bend, IN; stepson, Jon (Carolyn) Knepper of Sulphur, LA; and stepdaughter, Jackie (Rick) Jozwiak
of Middlebury, IN; three granddaughters, Elinor, Ava and Margaret Knepper; five grandsons, Jared and Devan
Knepper, Al, Matt and Randy Jozwiak; sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Chidalek of Whiting, IN, Donna Chidalek of
Logansport, IN, and Joanne Stratton of Plymouth, IN; as well as many nieces and nephews, and lots of
friends and neighbors.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Anthony, Al, Joseph and Ed Chidalek; and stepdaughter,
A time of sharing memories with the family will be held at St. Mary's of the Lake Catholic Church, Culver, on
Saturday, March 6, 2010, from 9:30 - 11:00 AM EDT. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 AM.
Interment will be at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice or to the family.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the obituary page of www. odomfuneralhome. com.
The Odom Funeral Home, Culver, is in charge of arrangements.
Published in South Bend Tribune on Mar. 3, 2010
Jerry Kent Knepper and Anna Marie Chidalek had:
Brad Alan Knepper married 24 Apr 1999 Griffith, Lake county Indiana
Lawrie Ann Pastar daughter of John Pastar & Lydia --
Chad Eric Knepper married 11 Feb 2011 Marshall county Indiana Colleen R. Sage
married 3rd 30 Dec 2011 Marshall county Indiana Wilda C. Stubbs Birth: Illinois married
1st Carl S Burt daughter of Joseph A Stubbs & Emma G. ---