Bruce E. Knipple, 87, of Polo, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, at Heritage Square in Dixon. Bruce was born May 19, 1929, in Polo, the son of Garnet and Helen (Adams) Knipple. On July 16, 1948 in Polo, he was united in marriage to Jaqueline Draper (she preceded him on Oct. 5, 2004) .
Bruce was a veteran of the Army National Guard. He was a longtime member of the Rock River Motorcycle Club, AMA Organization, St. Marks Lutheran Church, the American Legion Post 83, Shriner’s Club and the Dixon Moose Lodge 727.
Survivors include daughter Sharon (Jim) Van Oosten of Dixon; son Gary (Edith) Knipple of Polo; 5 grandchildren Andy (Cori) Van Oosten, Dawn (Brady) Davis, Kenny (Jenni) Yingling, Heath (Jessica) Knipple, Tom (Anna) Knipple; 7 great grandchildren Jessica, Kennedy, Abby, Nathaniel, Paige, Abby and Kate
He was preceded in death by his brother Larry Knipple.
Visitation will be from 9:30-11:00 a.m. Monday, Feb. 20, 2017 at St. Marks Lutheran Church, Polo, followed by the service at 11:00 a.m with Pastor Terrie Wilder officiating. Burial will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Garden in Dixon after the service with a lunch to follow.
In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established in his name.
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