John Kuipers, Colorado Springs, Colo.John M.B. Kuipers, 88, Colorado Springs, Colo., died in Colorado Springs. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at First Lutheran Church, Colorado Springs. Burial will be at a later date in Mitchell.
John M.B. Kuipers, 88, Colorado Springs, Colo., died in Colorado Springs.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at First Lutheran Church, Colorado Springs. Burial will be at a later date in Mitchell.
Arrangements are under the direction of Celebration of Life Cremations and Funerals, Colorado Springs.
He was born on Dec. 28, 1921, in Platte to Peter and Cora Kuipers.
He grew up in Mitchell.
In 1942, he enlisted in the Army Air Force and trained in gunnery at Kingman Army Air Field.
He served in the Burma, India and China theaters for four years with the Flying Tigers.
He returned to Mitchell and married Phyllis Hasz.
He worked with his father and brothers in Kuipers Construction Company.
He was a member of Masons and the Shriners.
In 1968, he moved to Colorado Springs, where he and his brother did masonry construction.
He was a member of First Lutheran Church in Mitchell and then in Colorado Springs.
He is survived by his wife, two daughters: Cynthia Smith and husband Michael; and Barbara Muzzy and husband Thomas; and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by an infant son, John Scott; his parents, four sisters and three brothers.
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