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William F. Knipper

May 9, 1939 - June 26, 2013

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Went on to meet his Lord on June 26, 2013, Bill was the son of Cyril and Frances Knipper, Born May 9, 1939 in Oswego, New York and raised in Erie, PA. He was a 1957 graduate of Cathedral Prep in Erie and a Veteran of the United States Coast Guard and served during the Vietnam War. He was employed by True Temper Corporation in Geneva, Ohio and Assumption Church and School also in Geneva and Retired from St. Raphael Catholic Church and School in Raleigh North, Carolina after 18 years of service. Bill lost his wife Patricia on April 13, 2011, after 37 years of marriage and now they are together once again with our Lord.

Bill is a Honorary Life Member of the Knights of Columbus, Past Grand Knight of Council #9880 in Raleigh and Past District Warden. A member of American Legion Post #187 in Wake Forest, NC., and a member of St. Raphael Roman Catholic Church. He is survived by his children William Knipper. Brian Knipper, Margaret Knipper Tokarsky and Kathleen Knipper Mazanek and Step Children David Walker, Richard Walker, Lu Ann Walker Strickland and Christine Nellies Dornburg. The Family will receive Friends and Relatives Sunday, June 30, 2013 from 4 to 6pm at Renaissance Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass is Scheduled for Monday July 1, 2013 12:00pm at St. Raphael’s Roman Catholic Church.

Donations may be made in Bill’s name to the following: American Legion Post 187 of Wake Forest North Carolina, JDRF the Columbia South Carolina Chapter.
Posted by:
S. Elaine
Posted on:
June 27, 2013
To the Knipper family,
My deepest condolences over the loss of William. May your cherished memories be deep and unending. May God grant you comfort and peace that will help soothe your aching soul. Galatians 1:3. Heartfelt prayers are with you. John 5:21; John 11:11, 25-26, Matthew 5:5; Revelation 21:3-4.
Posted by:
Joan Jackson
Posted on:
June 27, 2013
To the family of Mr. Bill, we all loved him very much, was like our second father, he was a special man and will be missed greatly. All of our love and prayers for the family. The hill group at Trellis Point.
Posted by:
Alan Roth
Posted on:
June 29, 2013
Deepest condolences on behalf of the membership of American Legion Post 187. William and family will be in our prayers.
Posted by:
Joe and Connie Mangum
Posted on:
July 1, 2013
To Bill's family...know that he is at peach and very happy to be with Pat. We will miss him.
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