Sunday, September 4, 2011
LEON “RIP” H. KNIPPEL
NAME OF DECEASED: LEON “RIP” H. KNIPPEL AGE: 86
ADDRESS: 820 River Drive #14, Medford, WI Former Town of Chelsea Resident
PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 10:45 A.M. Sunday, September 04 at Memorial Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Medford, where he resided for the past 2 ½ months
PLACE OF BURIAL: Cremainal internment at Perkinstown Community Cemetery, Town of Grover
DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: September 18, 1924 in Medford, WI
EDUCATION: Attended Medford Area Elementary schools and was a 1942 graduate of Medford High School
MARRIAGE INFORMATION: January 26, 1957 at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford, to Geneva Meyer and she survives
PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education he worked at Hurd Millwork in Medford until entering the U.S. Army, Veteran of W.W.II. After the service he returned to Hurd Millwork where he worked until retirement in 1991. He enjoyed bowling, woodworking, bird watching, and his cats.
MEMBER OF: Lifetime member of United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners, Local 1025 where he served as financial secretary for many years.
SURVIVING SPOUSE: Geneva Knippel of Medford
SURVIVING CHILDREN: James (Debra) Knippel of Medford and Ann (William) Rezutek of Madison
# OF GRANDCHILDREN: Four Grandchildren: Preston and Emerson Knippel, Alexander and Amanda Rezutek, and two step-grandchildren: Sadie Ahlers and Gene Gallistel
STEP GREAT -GRANDCHILDREN: Two: Harlie and Brier Ahlers
SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Two Sisters: Darlene Bunkelman of Marshfield, Lorelei (Melvin) Rubeck of Mission Hills, CA.
Brother: Darrell (Naomi) Knippel of Fairfax, MN
Two sisters-in-law: Marjorie Knippel of Yuma, AZ and Irene Knippel of Medford
DECEASED BROTHERS/SISTERS: Three Brothers: Melvin, Algernon and Clyde Knippel
DECEASED FATHER: Jacob Knippel DECEASED MOTHER: Minnie Neumann
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