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Jennie Krepelka

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Jennie Krepelka Obituary

Jennie Krepelka passed away Friday afternoon, Oct. 15, 2010 in Chico, CA.

She was born on July 9, 1933 in San Mateo, CA. Jennie grew up in the San Jose area and was proud to be a 4th generation Bay Area native. She lived throughout Northern California, raising her 4 children in San Jose, Los Gatos, and finally settling in Orland in 1974. In her professional life, she was a medical office manager. However, most of her adult life she spent being an amazingly hard working mom, wife and farm hand on the family's Kiwi farm in Orland. As an artist she enjoyed creating warm and happy works on canvas. She also particularly enjoyed buying and selling collectibles. She was active in Spastic Dysphonia (www.dysphonia.org) research and support, forming support groups in the Sacramento and other areas. She was instrumental in the formation of the Orland Co-ed Softball league and liked how the game brought families and friends closer together.

Jennie loved animals, both domestic and farm, and had a soft spot in her heart for strays. She loved her children and grandchildren and enjoyed participating in their lives. Jennie was always upbeat and happy. She truly enjoyed people and, in turn, was loved by all.

She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Lee Krepelka of Colfax and Rick and Rose Krepelka of Chico; and daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Mile Chappell of Sonora and Marcy and Steve Reise of Chico; 10 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren, as well as her longtime companion, Don Knecht. She was preceded in death by her former husbands, Frank Krepelka and Frank Pavlik, and her sister, Betty Burbank.

A Graveside Service for Jennie will be held on Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the Odd Fellows Cemetery on Road P in Orland.

Remembrances and donations may be made in her name to NSDA (National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association) through F.D. Sweet and Son Mortuary in Orland.
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Oct. 19, 2010
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