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Howard Knipfel

Howard Knipfel

Friday, May 9th, 1919 Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

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Obituary for Howard Knipfel

Knipfel, Howard (May 9, 1919 - December 11, 2018)
Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at Pinehaven Nursing Home at the age of 99. Howard is survived by his daughters Karen Stemphlet and Beth Baker (Rob), grandchildren Gabrielle, Cameron and Olivia, and sisters-in-law Dorothy and Erika Knipfel. Howard was predeceased by his parents Fred and Elizabeth Knipfel, wife Marguerite, and brothers John, Alfred, Walter, Fred and fraternal twin brother Harold. Howard was born and raised in Petersburg and with brothers Walter and Alfred provided music for many dances during the 1940's and 50's. For 11 years he was church organist at Petersburg Evangelical Church and conducted the male choir. He was also the church organist at Holy Cross Lutheran Church for 15 years and conducted their children's choir. Howard always had a love for music. He was also an employee at J.M Schneiders for 41 years.
Howard's family will receive relatives and friends from 10-10:45 a.m. on Monday, December 17, 2018 at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick Street, Kitchener, 519-749-8467. Funeral Service in the chapel on Monday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Roland Syens officiating. Reception to follow. Interment St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Lutherwood Foundation or Holy Cross Church would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home). Visit www.henrywalser.com for Howard's memorial.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, December 17th, 2018 | 10:00am - 10:45am
    Henry Walser Funeral Home
    507 Frederick St
    Kitchener
    Monday, December 17th, 2018
    10:00am - 10:45am
  • Service

    Monday, December 17th, 2018 | 11:00am
    Henry Walser Funeral Home
    507 Frederick St
    Kitchener
    Monday, December 17th, 2018
    11:00am
    Officiant
    Pastor Roland Syens
  • Reception

    Monday, December 17th, 2018 | 11:45am - 1:15pm
    Henry Walser Funeral Home
    507 Frederick St
    Kitchener
    Monday, December 17th, 2018
    11:45am - 1:15pm
  • Interment

    Monday, December 17th, 2018 | 1:30pm
    St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery
    243 Weber Street E.
    Kitchener, ON
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    Monday, December 17th, 2018
    1:30pm

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Henry Walser Funeral Home Team

As the year passes, we are remembering with you.

Henry Walser Funeral Home Team
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Gabrielle Stemphlet

Thinking of our family at this time, and there with you all in spirit. Sending my love and strength from France.
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Jennette Ethier

Dear Beth & family. Thinking of you at this sad time and sending sincerest sympathies. Jennette (Kirkey) Ethier, Kemptville, ON
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Jennette Ethier

Dear Beth and family. Sending sincerest sympathies to you at this sad time. May many wonderful memories support you during this time. Jennette (Kirkey) Ethier, Kemptville, ON
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Dieter & Grace (Gilbert) Uloth

Our deepest sympathy.

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