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Herbert Clark Knipfel
(April 1, 1930 - February 8, 2012)

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Herbert Clark Knipfel

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LADDONIA-Services for Herbert Clark Knipfel, 81, of Laddonia will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 11, 2012 at Bienhoff Funeral Home, Laddonia, with Reverend Tommy Barnhart officiating. Burial will be in Laddonia Cemetery with military honors provided by the Laddonia American Legion Post 510. Visitation will be Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Mr. Knipfel passed away at 5:40 p.m., February 8, 2012 at his home. He was born April 1, 1930 in Mexico, the son of Herbert Clayton and Norine Elizabeth Clark Knipfel. He was married to Louella Fay Renick on August 20, 1949 in Wichita Falls, Texas, and she survives. Other survivors include two sons, Jerry (Chris) Knipfel of Mexico, and Paul (Tami) Knipfel of Laddonia; three daughters, Charolette (Greg) Hendricks of Columbia, Betty Jean (J.C.) Miller of Mokane, and Debbie (Roger) Cope of Martinsburg; one brother, John (Mary) Knipfel of Montgomery City; one sister, Anna (Kenneth) Herlinger of Vandalia; twenty grandchildren,Tim Cobb, Tricia Schniedermeyer, Wendy Cooley, Joanna Hendricks, Megan and Michelle Horstmeier, Jennifer Seay, Courtney Miller, Amelia, Ethan, Caleb, Jared, Dustin, Anna, Ryan, Lyle, Ayrn, and Haly Knipfel, Britnay Davis, and Ashley Davis-Weir; and twenty two great grandchildren, Natalya Horstmeier, Alysabeth O'Connor, Mackenzie and Michael Davis-Cortez, Dax Davis-Weir, Cadence Weir, Stryker Knipfel, Nicholas Welschmeyer, Taylor Ann Seay, Matthew Akers, Kayleigh Miller, Gabriella Jean, Grayson Michael, Lance, and Clayton Knipfel, Kacy and Kory Schneidermeyer, Olivia and Wyatt Cooley, Alleyson Hylsey, Brittany and Tristan Welsh. He was preceded in death by two sons, Jimmy and Michael Knipfel; and one granddaughter, Tracey Ann Seay. Mr. Knipfel was a farmer and lifetime area resident. He was Christian by faith. He was a 1948 graduate of the Laddonia High School. He served in the United States Air Force from July of 1948 to July of 1952 and attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. He was a member of the Laddonia American Legion Post 510 for over 50 years. He enjoyed gardening, hunting, and spending time with his grandchildren and his dog, Blue. Memorial contributions may be made to the Tracey Seay Scholarship Fund, in care of Betty Miller, 8949 County Road 447, Mokane, Mo. 65059. Pallbearers will be Ayrn, Ryan, Lyle, Haly, Caleb and Ethan Knipfel. Honorary pallbearers will be his remaining grandchildren and great grandchildren.

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