Arthur M. Knipple, 78, Schofield, died Tuesday November 23, 2010 at the Hospice House.
He was born May 28, 1932, in Bevent, son of the late Michael and Julia (Barwick) Knipple. On September 14, 1957, he married Irene Cherek at St. Ladislaus Catholic Church, Bevent. She survives.
An Army veteran of the Korean War, Arthur was a member of the American Legion Post No. 492, Rothschild.
Arthur had been employed as a lineman with WPSC from 1956 until the time of his retirement in 1992. He was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church, Rothschild, the Knights of Columbus, Sacred Heart Council, and the Public Service Men's Club. Special to Arthur was the time he spent with his grandchildren. He will be remembered for his frequent bicycle trips through the neighborhood and for the enjoyment he took in the five a.m. Log Cabin coffee clutch, as well as being an avid deer hunter and fisherman.
Survivors include his wife, Irene, four children, Bruce Knipple, Weston, Judy Knipple, Mt. Prospect, Ill., Brian (Sann) Knipple, Mt. Prospect, Ill. And their children, Anika and Alex, Steve (Deanne) Knipple, Lake Oswego, Ore., and their family, Logan, Lukas, Liam and Madelyn, three siblings, Jerry (Dolores) Knipple, Milwaukee, Joe (Mary) Leterski, Bevent and Sister Mary Beatrice Knipple CSSF, Milwaukee.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his step father, Joe Letarski Sr. and an infant son, Michael.
The funeral mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Monday November 29, 2010 at St. Therese Catholic Church, Rothschild. Rev. Janusz Kowalski will preside. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Kronenwetter. Friends may call on Sunday from 4 – 8 p.m. at the Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 1302 Sixth Street, Wausau and again on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of services at the church. There will be a parish and Knights of Columbus rosary at 7:00 p.m. Sunday evening at the Sixth Street funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Hospice House or St. Therese Parish.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com