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June 21, 2014

Leon Knigga

May 29, 1939 - June 18, 2014

SUMMITVILLE — Leon Knigga, 75, passed away Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at his residence following a brief illness.

He was born on May 29, 1939, in Switzerland County, to Arvel and Maxine (Fisher) Knigga. Leon had lived in the Summitville-Alexandria area for the past 51 years. He was a graduate of Vevay High School-Class of 1959. He served our country in the United States Navy and was honorably discharged in 1963.

He was a dedicated member of Our Blessed Savior Lutheran Church of Alexandria, where he served in several positions including deacon and vice-president of the church council. Leon was one of those church members who would step in and do whatever was needed for the church, but he was very devoted to maintenance of the church building.

He was a member of United Auto Workers Local 662. He enjoyed hunting and any activity outdoors, but was especially fond of tinkering and puttering in his garage.

Survivors include his wife, Connie (Smith) Knigga, whom he married July 25, 1964; son, Kenneth (Lori Beeson) Knigga of Nappanee; daughter, Shanon (Mike) Harvey of Anderson; five grandchildren, Amber (John) Blosser of Butler, Ind., Josh Fox of Indianapolis, Amanda Knigga and Kenneth Knigga II, both of Nappanee, and Jessica Harvey of Anderson; two great-grandchildren, Brant and Madison Blosser of Butler, Ind.; brother, the Rev. Dr. Larry (Debbie) Knigga of Fostoria, Ohio; nieces and nephews; close friends, Bob Fletcher, Ada Cross, Larry Gilkison, Kal and Debra Rissman, Bill and Janet Feldhiser; and the members of his church family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Ronnie Knigga.

Services honoring Leon’s life will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Our Blessed Savior Lutheran Church, 309 W. Washington, Alexandria, with Pastor Kal Rissman officiating. Interment will follow in Vinson Memorial Cemetery, Summitville.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Owens Funeral Home, 412 N. Harrison St., Alexandria, and one hour before services Tuesday at the church.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Our Blessed Savior Lutheran Church through the funeral home.

Post online condolences at www.owensmemorialservices.com or www.theheraldbulletin.com.

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