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Daniel A. Knipfer

June 14, 1959 - October 13, 2016

Daniel A. Knipfer, 57, of New Berlin died at 1:30 a.m., Thursday, October 13, 2016 at St. John’s Hospital. He was born June 14, 1959 in Louisville, KY to Robert M. and Miriam K. Jones Knipfer. He married Shonte’ Rudolph on October 29, 1988 and she survives.

Other survivors include five children, Rachel of Florida, Andrew of Springfield, Camron, Collin and Cadence all of New Berlin; mother, Miriam Knipfer of Springfield; five siblings, Gwen (Michael), Timothy (Tammy), Barbara, Anthony (Brandi) and Mark (Nanci) and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Daniel was a member of First United Methodist Church. He was a foster parent and a great family man. He spent many years following the Grateful Dead and was an avid sports fan of the Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Browns and his children’s sports teams. He was a pressman at the State Journal-Register for many years as well as several private print shops. He was currently an associate at Sears.

Visitation: 9:00-10:30 a.m., Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at First United Methodist Church.

Funeral Service: 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Dr. Roger Ross officiating. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Buckhart.

Memorial contributions may be made to Family Service Center, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, American Heart Association or First United Methodist Church.

Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Time: 09:00 am - 10:30 am

First United Methodist Church

Address:

2941 South Koke Mill Road, Springfield, IL, 62711

(217) 793-9760 Map


Service Information

Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Time: 10:30 am

First United Methodist Church

Address:

2941 South Koke Mill Road, Springfield, IL, 62711

(217) 793-9760 Map


Memorial Information

Memorial contributions may be made to Family Service Center, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, American Heart Association or First United Methodist Church.


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