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Friday, February 21, 2014 9:00 PM

March 23, 1923 - Feb. 21, 2014


Alice C. Knippen, 90, of Delphos passed away Friday morning at St. Rita’s Medical Center.

Her Family… She was born March 23, 1923, in Delphos to Aloysius and Laura (Laudick) Kaverman, who preceded her in death.


On June 18, 1947, she married Norman J. Knippen, who survives in Delphos.


Alice is survived by five sons, Tom (Sue) Knippen of Delphos, Dan (Sue) Knippen of Fort Jennings, Paul (Karen) Knippen of Delphos and Ralph (Doreen) Knippen and Ron (Sheree) Knippen of Fort Jennings; three daughters, Ann (Ron) Mueller of Delphos, Laura (Jim) Buettner of Fort Jennings and Patty (Rob) Buescher of Delphos; two brothers, Eugene Kaverman of Ottoville and Louis (Martha) Kaverman of Delphos; three sisters, Dorothy Heitz of Wapakoneta, Alene Klausing of Delphos and Janet (Tom) Hiett of Spencerville; 31 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Betty Beckman, Margaret Pohlman and Ruth Utrup; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Her Legacy… Alice was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. She was a member of the Altar Rosary Society and a 1941 graduate of St. John’s High School. Alice was a homemaker and a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Her Farewell Services… Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. on Monday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Rev. Dave Reinhart, officiating. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today and 2-8 p.m. Sunday with a Parish Wake Service at 7:30 p.m. at Strayer Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Delphos St. John’s Parish Foundation, the St. John’s Teacher’s Endowment Fund or the St. Vincent DePaul Society.

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Last Updated on Friday, February 21, 2014 9:32 PM

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