John M Knippen

August 31, 1950 ~ March 27, 2021 (age 70)


John Knippen, 70, of Delphos, passed away Saturday, March 27, 2021, at his residence in Frostproof, FL.

He was born August 31, 1950, in Lima, to the late Sylvester and Florence Knippen. John was a 1968 graduate of Delphos St. John’s High School, and went on to graduate from Nashville Auto Diesel College. On August 18, 1973, he married Donna Pendergrast, who survives in Delphos.

John is also survived by his daughter, Elizabeth Howard (David) of Lima; son, T.J. Knippen (Melany) of Delphos; grandson, Casey Knippen; brother, Carl Knippen (Janet) of Delphos; nieces, Laura Simpson and Linda Decker; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. John was preceded in death by two infant children and his infant sister, Elizabeth Knippen.

John was a successful farmer. John and Donna were very active in the Delphos Young Farmers Association.  He was a Veteran of the National Guard. He worked as a press operator at Fruehauf for 28 years. He loved to travel, winter in Florida, watch westerns, and read farming magazines. John also enjoyed his grandson’s sporting events and afternoons uptown with friends.

John will be deeply missed by family, friends, and all who knew him.

Family and friends may call Saturday April 17, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Weber Funeral Home 1840 E. Fifth Street Delphos, Ohio.

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April 17, 2021

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Weber Funeral Home
1840 E. Fifth Street, P.O. Box 337
Delphos, OH 45833

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