Alfred Ralph Knispel, 88, of York, formerly of Eddyville, died Nov. 7, 2010, at Jennie M. Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow.
He was born May 26, 1922, in Buffalo, to William and Clara (Knoop) Knispel. Alfred attended North #16 rural school through the eighth grade and then attended Cozad High School. He was baptized and confirmed in Buffalo Lutheran Church.
He was united in marriage to Dolores Kopf March 22, 1944, at Buffalo.
Four children were blessed to this marriage; Clifford, Curtis, James and Garlyn.
Alfred and Dolores lived in the Buffalo, Eddyville and Sumner areas their entire lives prior to moving to York one year ago. Alfred worked as a self-employed
mechanic and helped other folks with his skills when he was needed. He loved his Ford automobiles, collecting antique tractors, playing cards, telling jokes and as a youth, enjoyed playing baseball. He so enjoyed family get-togethers and will be so very missed.
Alfred was a faithful member of the First Lutheran Church at Buffalo.
Survivors include his wife, Dolores Knispel of York; three sons, Clifford and wife Shirlee Knispel of Ogallala, Curtis and wife Linda Knispel of Kearney, and James Knispel of Wichita, Kan. one daughter, Garlyn and husband Ken Beeman of Shelby; one brother, LaVerne “Bud” Knispel of Eddyville; one sister, Elsie and husband Herbert Struempler of Broken Bow; brother-in-law, Henry Struempler of Broken Bow; eight grandchildren, William James and wife Samantha Knispel, Tamara Knispel, John and wife Elizabeth Knispe, Chad and wife Christy Knispel, Darla and husband Stephan Andersen, Ty and wife Trina Knispel, Darci and husband Ki Fanning, and Brandon and wife Loree Cain; Alfred is also survived by 12 great-grandchildren; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Alfred was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Arlene Struempler.
Funeral Services were Nov. 10, 2010, at First Lutheran Church at Buffalo, with Pastor Victor Rasmussen officiating.
Burial was in the North Church Cemetery at Oconto.
Memorials are suggested to the North Church Cemetery in care of the family. Please direct online condolences to:
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is privileged to be in charge of arrangements.