July 1, 1921-April 14, 2017
DELPHOS — Norman J. Knippen, 95, of Delphos, passed away Friday St. Rita’s Medical Center.
His Family…. He was born July 1, 1921, in Delphos to Benedict and Josephine (Saum) Knippen, who preceded him in death.
On June 18, 1947, he married Alice C. (Kaverman) Knippen, who preceded him in death on Feb. 21, 2014.
is survived by five sons, Tom (Sue) Knippen of Delphos, Dan (Sue)
Knippen of Fort Jennings, Paul (Karen) Knippen of Delphos, Ralph
(Doreen) Knippen of Fort Jennings and Ron (Sheree) Knippen of Fort
Jennings; three daughters, Ann (Ron) Mueller of Delphos, Laura (Jim)
Buettner of Fort Jennings and Patty (Rob) Buescher of Delphos; 31
grandchildren; and 41 great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in
death by two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; and three
sisters, Evelyn Ricker, Ruby Miller and Sally Wallenhorst.
Legacy…. Norman was a farmer. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist
Catholic Church, St. Vincent dePaul and the K of C Council 1362 of
Delphos. He served in the United States Army. He previously served on
the board of directors at Fort Jennings Equity Elevator and German
Mutual Insurance Company.
His Farewell Services.… Mass of
Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at St. John the
Evangelist Catholic Church, the Rev. Dennis Walsh officiating. Burial
will follow in Resurrection Cemetery with graveside military rites
conducted by the Delphos Veterans Council.
Visitation will be from
6-8 p.m. on Sunday and 2-8 p.m. on Monday, with a Parish Wake at 7:30
p.m. Monday at Weber Funeral Home, Delphos.
may be made to Delphos St. John’s Parish Foundation, the St. John’s
Teacher’s Endowment Fund or the St. Vincent DePaul Society.
Online condolences may be shared at weberfh.net.