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Obituary: Leupen, Jacobus "Jack"

Jacobus "Jack" Leupen

Jacobus (Jack) Leupen of Beltsville, Maryland (80) passed away on Monday, January 31, 2022. Born April 21, 1941 in Alphen a/d Ryn, The Netherlands, he was the son of the late Arnold and Harmanna Leupen.

Jack was a well-known nurseryman and landscaper. A third-generation nurseryman, he dedicated his life to the work of Holland Gardens Nursery & Landscaping, the family business established by his parents in 1949 in Beltsville, Maryland. He was talented in the craft of growing plants and the art of designing and creating beauty within landscapes.

Jack had a great appreciation for antique cars and tools, enjoying restoration projects. He enjoyed simple pleasures and gathering with friends and family for barbeques and holidays.

He is survived by four sons: Randy (Melissa), David (Cheryl), B.B. (Lisa) and Wes Leupen, all of Sykesville, MD; six grandchildren: Joey, Jack, Lindsay, Nick, Austin, and Jake; his brother Bob (Pam) Leupen of Atlantic Beach, FL; five sisters: Regina Growden and Johanna Leupen of The Villages, FL; Cookie (Bill) Reese of Lakewood Ranch, FL; Ann (Peter) Ward of Bradenton, FL and Tina (Jeff) Drennan of Keedysville, MD.

He was preceded in death by his two brothers John and Dick.

A memorial service will be held later this year.

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