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Karen Ann (Mogensen) Knepper

September 20, 1941 ~ December 23, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old

Karen Knepper Obituary

Karen Ann (Mogensen) Knepper, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully in her apartment at Heritage Pointe on December 23, 2023.

Karen was born on September 20, 1941, in Lincoln, NE, to Annetta and Jergen Mogensen. The family moved to Cordova, NE and Karen went on to graduate from Exeter High School.

She attended Dana College in Blair, NE, for one year, and was married to Jay Knepper in August 1961 in Scottsbluff, NE, where they had the first of three children; Darin, in 1964, followed by another son, Craig, in 1966. Karen and Jay moved their family to Beatrice, NE, in 1967, where they had their daughter, Lisa, in 1969. Karen worked in accounting for the Beatrice Concrete Company for 30 years. After her retirement, she moved to Omaha, NE, to be near her daughter. Karen loved spending time with her family, especially her grandkids. When she was not working in her beautiful garden, you could find her curled up with a good book.

Karen is survived by her children, Darin and Anja Knepper of Columbus, Craig Knepper of Prague and special friend Lori Kuncl of Wahoo, and Lisa and Mark Robertson of Omaha. She leaves behind a legacy of love through her grandchildren, Jonah Knepper, Jeremiah Knepper, Boris Knepper, Hannah Knepper, Max Knepper, and Reece Robertson.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Annetta and Jergen Mogensen, and by her best friend, Jay Knepper.

A Funeral Service will be held Friday, December 29, 2023, at the Lauber Funeral Home in Friend, NE, starting at 10:00 a.m. There will be a livestream for the Funeral Service, click on the link next to the Funeral Service tab 10 minutes prior to the service to watch.

There will be a Graveside Service at the Zastrow Cemetery in rural Cordova, NE, following the Funeral Service.

Memorials will be given to the Zastrow Cemetery.

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Funeral Service
December 29, 2023

10:00 AM
Lauber Funeral Home
814 Maple Street
Friend, NE 68359

Video is available for this event

Graveside Service
December 29, 2023

11:20 AM
Zastrow Cemetery
Rural Cordova
Cordova, NE 68330


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