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John Kruppstadt August 12, 1954 - January 4, 2022

John Robert Kruppstadt, age 67 of Ozark, Missouri passed away at Cox South Hospital, Springfield, Missouri, early Tuesday morning, January 4, 2022.  He was born August 12, 1954 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to the late Robert Louis Kruppstadt and Gloria Joan (Gray) Kruppstadt. He was baptized into Christ at the Emerson Congregational Church in Richfield, Minnesota.  John graduated high school at Edina High School Edina, Minnesota in 1972 and enlisted into the United States Navy while stationed at Lemore, California aboard the USS Enterprise. While in California, he met Doris June Mayberry and they were married in August of 1974. In October of 1978, they welcomed a daughter Jennifer June and then in March 1980 they welcomed son Robert Nelson. Doris and John later divorced but still remained friends.  In 1986, John was employed for Varco Pruden Metal Buildings in Turlock, California. Later in 1991, John moved the family to St. Joseph, Missouri where he continued working at Varco Pruden metal Buildings for 34 years, retiring September 11, 2020. On May 15, 2004, John was united in marriage to Connie Sue (Florea).

Everything John did was for his family, he always had a smile and a big laugh or joke to tell you, plus he loved to whistle, hunt and fish. John will be deeply missed by all those that knew him.

John is survived by his wife Connie; daughter Jennifer Kruppstadt and her partner Steve Carston; son Robert Kruppstadt and his wife Heidi; grandsons John, Augustine, Austin and Steven; ex-wife and friend Doris Kruppstadt all of Ozark, Missouri; brother Kerry Kruppstadt and wife Gloria of Minnetonka Minnoesota; sister Sherri Redding and husband Robert of St. Michael, Minnesota; brother Tom Kruppstadt and wife Paula of Shenandoah, Texas. His in-laws Steve and Lisa Florea of Norman, Oklahoma, Diane and Carl Ashbaugh and Dwight and Sue Florea of Maryville, Missouri, Jim and Marlene Florea and Tammy Florea of Hopkins, Missouri and many nieces and nephews.  John was preceded in death by his parents, stepmother Jeanne, his granddaughter Paige Landes Kruppstadt, sister Judy Rosenwinkel, Doris’ parents Nelson and Dorothy Mayberry and Connie’ parents Orville and Mary Florea and brother-in-law David Florea. His Uncles Tom, John, Paul Kruppstadt and Don and Virginia Poisl all of WI.

Go rest high on that mountain John. You will forever be loved and missed by all. The family requests memorials to be made to any military entity, Wounded Warrior Project, Purple Heart Foundation or a military program of your choice.

Family will receive friends from 12:30P.M. to 1:30P.M. Monday, January 10, 2022 in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, Missouri. Burial with full military honors will follow at 2:00P.M. in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, Missouri. Online condolences maybe shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com


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    Marsha Gibson says

    Connie, words cannot convey the sadness of hearing of John’s passing. I so enjoyed hearing of the travels the two of you shared. Cherish and hold those times in your heart. Many hugs and prayers to you my friend. Marsha Gibson

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    Karla Simon says

    Connie, we are so sorry to hear of John’s passing. Don and I treasure the visits we had with both you and John during the 13 years we were neighbors on Moore Road. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Karla and Don Simon

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    Greg & Sheila Paxton says

    We are so very sorry to hear if your loss, Connie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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    Butch and Peggy McGinnis says

    Connie we are so sorry to hear about John. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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    david gillaspie says

    to the family of John, I worked with John for 24 years He was always eager to help you when you
    had problem he will be missed my thoughts and prayer are with you and the family god bless

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    Carolyn Sanders says

    John was a joy to work with. The three of us in HR talked and laughed with him daily. He always had a good clean albeit cheesy joke to share with us and we tried hard to reciprocate but the three of us couldn’t keep up with him. 😊. We were so very saddened to hear of John’s passing. He will be missed dearly at BlueScope in St. Joe.

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