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Fred Knippel Jr

d. November 9, 2011

Fred C. Knippel Jr., age 88, of New Ulm, passed away on Wednesday November 9, 2011, peacefully after a long battle with cancer.

Fred was born on January 8, 1923, in La Grange, Texas, to Fred and Wilma Hetzel Knippel Sr. He attended Texas A&M and was a member of the Corp of Cadets. It was at this time Fred was drafted into the United States Army. He served in the infantry during WWII. After serving his country Fred married the love of his life Mabel Juergens, on June 9, 1946, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Fayetteville.

Fred had a very active life and was involved in the community over the years. Fred enjoyed hunting, loved to fly, and was a cattleman and rancher. He was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Fayetteville, life time member of the National Rifle Association, Texas Rifle Association and SPJST Lodge 1 of Fayetteville. Fred served as City Marshall of Fayetteville and was constable of precinct 1 and 2 of Fayette County. He drove a school bus for 10 years at Fayetteville ISD. Fred and Mabel had a dairy farm for 18 years.

Fred is survived by his wife Mabel Knipppel of New Ulm; daughters, Judy Burklund of Hearne, TX., Jayne Neumann of Brenham, TX., Janice Knippel of Cleveland, MO; sister, Doris Pazderny and husband Ray of Fayetteville, TX.; grandchildren, Bridget Braneff and husband Doug of Bastrop, TX., Nicole Kelm and husband Chris of Copeland, TX., Craig Neumann and wife Becky of New Ulm, TX., Angela Schulz and husband Darrel of New Ulm, TX.; ten great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents Fred and Wilma Hetzel Knippel Sr; sister Dainty Jackson and brother in law Abner Jackson.

Visitation is scheduled Friday November 11, 2011, from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at St. John’s Catholic Church in Fayetteville. The family will receive visitors from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM. Rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM.

Funeral services will be held Saturday November 12, 2011, at 10:00 AM at St. John’s Catholic Church in Fayetteville.

Interment will follow at church cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Craig Neumann, David Jackson, A.K. Kasmiersky, Ardene Poncik, Kenneth Jurecka, Melvin Bertsch. Honorary pallbearers are Michael Sklar, Charles Pazderny, Frankie Vitek, Billy Graeter and the class of 1940.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Catholic Church in Fayetteville, The American Cancer Society or American Diabetes Foundation.
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