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Leo H. Knapke

July 22, 1916 ~ July 22, 2017 (age 101)

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Leo H. Knapke, 101, of Celina, passed away at 2:00 p.m. Saturday July 22, 2017 at Celina Manor. He was born in Chickasaw, OH on July 22, 1916 to John & Anna (Bruns) Knapke who preceded him in death. On November 26, 1949 he married Rita R. Reineke and she passed away on June 29, 2000. Survivors include 2 sons; Tim (Elaine) Knapke, Tom (Jill) Knapke, a daughter-in-law Deb Knapke of all of Celina, 3 grandchildren, Katie Seiler, Tracie Adams, Kahl Knapke, a great-grandson Owen Seiler, 3 sisters Matilda Elking, Mary Ann Klosterman, Florentine Moeller and a brother Robert (Ginny) Knapke. He was preceded in death by a son, Nick Knapke, 4 sisters Armella Rawers, Olive Miller, Agnes Hemmelgarn, Hilda Brunswick and 2 brothers Norbert and Paul Knapke. He retired after 40 years of service with Mersman Tables of Celina. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed gardening and woodworking. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Celina. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday July 26, 2017 at Immaculate Conception Church, Celina with Father Kenneth Schnipke C.PP.S. officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Friends may call from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday at Lehman-Dzendzel Funeral Home, Celina. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to Community Health Professionals or to Immaculate Conception Church, Endowment Fund. Condolences may be expressed at

Charitable donations may be made to:

Community Health Professionals of Celina
816 Pro Drive, Celina OH 45822

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
229 W. Anthony St., Celina OH 45822
Tel: 1-419-586-6648

 Service Information

July 26, 2017

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Lehman-Dzendzel Funeral Home
901 Myers Rd.
Celina, OH 45822

Mass of Christian Burial
July 26, 2017

11:30 AM
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
229 W. Anthony St.
Celina, Ohio 45822

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