DELPHOS — Alice C. Knippen, 90, of Delphos, passed away Friday morning, Feb. 21, 2014 at St. Rita’s Medical Center.?
She was born March 23, 1923, in Delphos, to the late Aloysius and Laura (Laudick) Kaverman.

On June 18, 1947, she married Norman J. Knippen who survives in Delphos.

Alice is survived by five sons, Tom (Sue) Knippen of Delphos; Dan (Sue) Knippen of Ft. Jennings; Paul (Karen) Knippen of Delphos; Ralph (Doreen) Knippen of Ft. Jennings and Ron (Sheree) Knippen of Ft. Jennings; three daughters, Ann (Ron) Mueller of Delphos; Laura (Jim) Buettner of Ft. Jennings and Patty (Rob) Buescher of Delphos; two brothers, Eugene Kaverman of Ottoville and Louis (Martha) Kaverman of Delphos; three sisters, Dorothy Heitz of Wapakoneta, Alene Klausing of Delphos and Janet (Tom) Hiett of Spencerville; 31 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Betty Beckman, Margaret Pohlman and Ruth Utrup; 2 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Her Legacy….Alice was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. She was a member of the Altar Rosary Society and a 1941 graduate of Delphos St. John’s High School. Alice was a homemaker and a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Her Farewell Services…Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 24, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Rev. Dave Reinhart, officiating.  Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Saturday and 2-8 p.m. Sunday with a Parish Wake Service at 7:30 p.m., at Strayer Funeral Home, 1840 E. Fifth St., Delphos.  Memorial contributions may be made to Delphos St. John’s Parish Foundation, the St. John’s Teacher’s Endowment Fund or the St. Vincent DePaul Society.  Online condolences may be shared at