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Joachim Knueppelholz

January 17, 1929 - February 08, 2017

Melbourne Beach, Florida

Joachim “Jo” Knueppelholz peacefully passed away on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at the age of 88, due to a blood disorder. Jo was born in Bad Oldesloe, Germany. He came to the United States in 1954. Jo met the love of his life, Ethel in 1955. They were married for 54 wonderful years. Ethel predeceased Jo in death.

Jo is survived by his daughter Antje (Knueppelholz) Carroll and her husband Robert J. Carroll, Jr. and extended family and friends. Jo worked for the University of Michigan Exhibit Museum, in Ann Arbor, Michigan where he was in charge of building all of the exhibit showcases. His passions included traveling the world, gardening, photography, investing, making movies and belly dancing.

Funeral Information

A “Celebration of Life” service will be held Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at Ammen Family Cremation & Funeral Care 1001 Hickory Street, Melbourne, FL 32901 (321) 724-2222

Lunch to follow at noon at the Crowne Plaza Hotel St. Martin Room 2605 North A1A, Indialantic, FL 32903 (321) 777-4100

Please R.S.V.P. to Rob at or (248) 840-1281 by MONDAY, February 13th for attendance at the luncheon.

For those of you visiting from out of town, hotel accommodations are available at the ocean front Crowne Plaza Hotel, where the luncheon will take place. Upon arrival, at the Melbourne Airport, use the courtesy phone for free shuttle service to the hotel. Google “Indiatlantic, FL Hotels” for more hotel accommodations and discount prices.

On-site car rentals are also available at the Melbourne airport.

Donations Information

Donations can be made to: University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, 1109 Geddes Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1079, Attention: Nora Webber at 734-936-5834.


Service:  Map to Ammen Family Cremation & Funeral Care, Melbourne

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