Obituary: Glen Kniprath, 65
Glen E. Kniprath, age 65, of Rudolph, passed away March 28, 2018 at his residence while surrounded by his loving family.
Glen was born to Earl & Lucille (Boyer) Kniprath in Wisconsin Rapids, WI. He was the youngest of 7 children. He grew up in Nekoosa, attended local schools and graduated from Alexander High School. He earned an associate’s degree in Instrumentation at Mid-State Technical College.
He married his “Babe” Deborah R. Brooks on July 25, 1992 in Rudolph, WI. They just celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary.
Glen worked 18 years as a general laborer at the Reed Brothers farm. He spent 27 years at Specialty Minerals as an Operator Technician. In Glen’s younger years he enjoyed skiing with the Wisconsin Rapids aqua skiers, volunteering for the Plainfield Fire Department and being a member of the Civil Air Patrol. In retirement, Glen enjoyed driving Lamers School Bus out of Junction City.
Glen will be remembered as “Mr. Fix It”, always lending a hand to those needing a leaky faucet fixed or anything you needed help with. He was known by family as a big teddy bear. He relished spending time with his family, especially going up to Lake Namekagon every summer. In his free time he enjoyed watching movies, reading and floating around on his pontoon. Some of Glen’s hobbies included, fishing, hunting and flying.
He is survived by wife, Deb of Rudolph; children, Christy (Scot) of New Berlin, Ryan of Waukesha, Adam of St. Louis, MO, Tim of Plainfield and Megan (Ben) of New Berlin; grandchildren, Derek, Abbi, Maddy, Bryson, Trenton, Nathan, and Maelyn. He is further survived by siblings, Mary (Bill), Dave (Nancy), Hank (Darlene), Nancy (Bill), Diane, Chris (Bob); and many nieces, nephews, and extended family members.
He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, mother and father-in-law, brother-in-law, and niece.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Boston Funeral Home with Rev. Dwight Anderson officiating. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.
The family would like to thank the staff at UW Cancer Center and Aspirus Riverview Hospital in Wisconsin Rapids and the Mayo Clinic for their wonderful care that was given to Glen. They would also like to extend a special thank you to Paula and Scott for opening up their home to family while Glen was receiving treatments at the Mayo Clinic.
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