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Michial D. Kepner
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Michial D. Kepner

Mike Kepner passed away Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at his home unexpectedly.
He was born February 1, 1954, in Atchison, Kansas, to Kenneth and Opal (Clark) Kepner. He grew up in DeKalb-Rushville and moved to St. Joseph in 1976.
Mike married Trudi Fields February 24, 1978, and was looking forward to celebrating 40 years of marriage.
He graduated from DeKalb High School, class of 1972. Mike graduated from Missouri Western State College, receiving his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 1976.
He was a plant manager at Allison Block and Brickyard, worked as an insurance agent for Reliable Insurance and Met-Life before owning his own construction business, Kepner Konstruction.
Mike loved to work and to help others in any way he could, always giving credit to God.
He was an active member of Frederick Boulevard Baptist Church.
Mike dearly loved his family, spending time with them, and spoiling “his girls.”
Mike was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth, and older brother, Kenneth.
Survivors include his wife, Trudi, of their home; daughters, Holli Spielbusch (John), Port Orange, Florida, and Kandi Whitlock (Andy), St. Joseph; his mother, Opal Kepner, Savannah, Missouri; siblings, Patsy Goodpasture (Leland Cole), Savannah, Linda Sport (Terry Neugebauer), Shawnee, Kansas, Dennis Kepner (Sheila), Lafayette, Georgia, Sandy Heater (Sam Wisneski), St. Joseph, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Farewell Services 1:00 P.M. Monday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Wilson Cemetery. The family will gather with friends 12:00 to 2:00 P.M. Sunday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Flowers are appreciated and for those wishing to make a contribution, the family requests they be made to Frederick Boulevard Baptist Church. Online guest book and obituary at

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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory

5005 Frederick Blvd.
Saint Joseph, MO 64506





1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory

5005 Frederick Blvd.
Saint Joseph, MO 64506

Cemetery Details


Wilson Cemetery

Memorial Contribution

Frederick Boulevard Baptist Church


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