Jan. 20, 2008-June 21, 2012
Andrew J. “Drew” Knippen, 4, of Fort Jennings died at 12:16 p.m. Thursday at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus.
He was born Jan. 20, 2008, in Lima to Andrew and Janelle (Hallard) Knippen, who survive in Fort Jennings.
Other survivors include four sisters, Hannah, Haven, Katelyn and Mollie Knippen; grandparents, Ralph and Doreen Knippen of Fort Jennings and Bruce and Deborah (Hallard) Denison of Cloverdale; and great-grandparents, Norman and Alice Knippen, Thomas and Carolyn Stocklin and Freda Hallard of Delphos.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Kaydence Knippen; grandfather, Mike Hallard; and great-grandparents Harold Recker, Josephine Kaufman and John R. Hallard.
Drew loved riding his bike and riding on the tractors and being on the farm. He always had a smile on his face and a hug and kiss for everyone.
Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Fort Jennings, the Rev. Charles Obinwa officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, where a parish wake will begin at 8 p.m. Friends may also call one hour prior to the Mass Monday at the church.