John Raymond “Jack” Kuepfer

John Raymond “Jack” Kuepfer passed away peacefully on Monday, November 15, 2021 at the Rotary Hospice Stratford Perth. Jack Kuepfer of Milverton in his 84th year.

Beloved husband of Katie (nee Ropp) Kuepfer whom he married November 14, 1959. Dear father of David & wife Carol of Durham, Brenda Kuepfer of Vancouver, Carol & husband Ron Baker of North Easthope Township and Rob & wife Shelly of Minesing. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Drew & Ashley, Danielle, Lindsay & Dennis, Jason, Brad and Ben. Survived by his brother Melvin & wife Amy of Millbank, by sisters Norma Mast of Wingham, Mary Jantzi of Brunner and sister-in-law Norma Kuepfer of Listowel.

Predeceased by his brothers Mervin, Floyd & wife Laurene, brothers-in-law Leonard Jantzi, Melvin Jantzi and Elmer Mast.

John was a well known Milverton area farmer, Pride Seed Corn dealer and avid snowmobiler. He established Jonell Farms on the 3rd line of Mornington Township in the mid 1960’s and operated it as a dairy/beef and cash crop farm. Pride Seed Corn was a large part of John’s life as he was a well known area seed dealer for 40+ years. He won numerous awards and made many long term relationships over these years.

His life long passion from a young age was snowmobiling and is evident in his logged travel miles from Ontario to Michigan to Quebec totalling over 123,000 km. As well as all his riding, he also volunteered much of his free time to the local Milverton Snowmobile Club. One of the founding members, he was instrumental in building the trail system and served many years on the executive committee. John was a long time member of Poole Mennonite Church and was a very proud Poppa to his 6 grandchildren.

Relatives and friends may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 7 Spencer St. Milverton on Friday from 1 -4 and 6 – 8 p.m. Funeral service will be conducted from Poole Mennonite Church on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Poole Mennonite Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Lung Association or the Rotary Hospice Stratford Perth would be appreciated by the family. Personal Condolences can be posted at www.markjutzifuneralhomes.ca

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