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Jan Klapp

Jan Michael Klapp, age 63, passed away on February 8th, 2020, in Wildwood, Missouri. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gerard and Frances Klapp and by three siblings, Corinne, Nick and Kurt. He is survived by his two children, Noelle and Maxx, son-in-law Tyler Witte and grandchildren Dylan and Landon. His remaining siblings are Greg (Jan), Lorinda, Toni (John Muldoon), Charles, Mary (Ken Joggerst), Jeanne (John Sullivan) and Laura (Brad Bergsicker), along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Jan was a sheet metal worker at his family’s company for 30 years. His passion was golf, although golf didn’t return the favor! For 20 years he shared his life with his partner Judy Erker. He celebrated many memories with her children, Jack, Tony, Andy, Erin and Abby and all of her grandchildren.  He will be missed by those who loved him.
A memorial gathering will take place on Sunday, February 16th, from 3 to 6pm at the Manchester Elks Lodge, 2242 Mason Lane in Manchester, Missouri.


  1. Dan O’Connell on February 12, 2020 at 11:21 am

    So sorry to hear about Jan have so many fun times with him playing golf in the Ironman Golf League going to the Masters etc He has and will be missed Deepest sympathy We are out of town and are unable to attend Memorial Dan & Nancy O’Connell

  2. Paula Ricci on February 12, 2020 at 1:14 pm

    So sorry to hear about Jan. I am a friend of Judy and Jan and have many fond memories. My condolences to his family and friends.

  3. Ken Joggerst on February 12, 2020 at 4:26 pm

    JK I enjoyed our time together on the golf course. I’m so glad you were in a better place now.

  4. Michael J Ruzicka on February 12, 2020 at 7:27 pm

    Jk you were a loyal friend, tried to teach me golf and we had a lot of fun in sport and in life.

  5. Susan Rollins on February 12, 2020 at 8:28 pm

    I’m so sorry for the loss Jeanne. 💔

  6. Marie Casey on February 12, 2020 at 9:02 pm

    Jeanne, I am so sorry for the loss of your brother! May his golf game excel in heaven!

  7. Joan Mueller on February 12, 2020 at 9:20 pm

    Jeanne, my heart goes out to you and your family. You will be in my prayers.

  8. Willie Glickert on February 12, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    Jan, you will forever be remembered. To this day I still talk about some of the things you did at Chaminade. RIP

  9. John Schwarz on February 13, 2020 at 3:48 pm

    I was sorry to ear about Jan’s passing. I enjoyed many rounds of golf with him in our Ironman league. May is soul rest in peace.

  10. Joan and David Winters on February 13, 2020 at 7:45 pm

    JK was a good man, sorry for his passing. Always the gentleman and witty man. He is missed. Our condolences to the family!

  11. Danny Kite on February 13, 2020 at 10:27 pm

    Condolences to all the family, many fond memories of my brother in law, especially his rendition of the Blues Brothers will remain in my heart forevermore.

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