Robert E. Knipmeyer, 91, of rural Sweet Springs, died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010, at his home.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Sweet Springs, with Rev. Dan Wing officiating. Pallbearers will be Donald Vogelsmeier, J.I. Vogelsmeier, Dick Hollrah, Rolland Keeney, Randy Bargfrede and Lewis Bybee. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Pemberton, J.C. Vogelsmeier, James Meyer, Dewey W. Sims, Darrel Fuehring, Tom Reid, Bob Hollrah, Lester Harms, Leonard Harms, Alfred Harms and Larry Looney. Visitation will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Friday at the church. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church or American Heart Association in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home. Friends may sign the online register book at www.campbell-lewis.com.
Born Oct. 15, 1919, in Alma, he was the son of the late Edward L. Knipmeyer and Gladys Williams Knipmeyer. On Nov. 11, 1945, in Sweet Springs, he married Nadine Pinkepank who preceded him in death on Feb. 13, 1996. On March 19, 2004, he married Dorothy LaRue who survives of the home. He was a 1937 graduate of Alma High School. He had lived in the Sweet Springs area most of his life, was a farmer and was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children, Mary Jenkins and her husband, Bill, of Hixson, Tenn., Jerry Knipmeyer and his wife, Kay, of rural Sweet Springs and Donnie Knipmeyer of rural Sweet Springs; one stepson, David Jacobs and his wife, Ann, of Sweet Springs; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one sister, Oretta Ness of Henderson, Nev.; one brother, Harry W. Knipmeyer of Blackburn; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and first wife, he was preceded in death by one daughter-in-law, Patty Knipmeyer.
Additional information provided per family recompense.