John C. Knepp, 69, of Topeka, died at 4:50 pm on Friday, April 8, at his residence. He was born on June 17, 1952 in LaGrange County to Chris J. and Mary W. (Lambright) Knepp. On November 13, 1975 in LaGrange County, he married Katie Herschberger, she survives. Survivors in addition to his wife are a son, Lonnie Ray (Laura) Knepp of LaGrange; a special family, the David Wengerd family of LaGrange; a step grandson, Michael Miller; step mother, Ella (Elva) Bontrager of Shipshewana; three sisters, Ada Mae (Wilbur) Fry of Topeka, Anna Marie Eash of Goshen, Edna Ellen (Stanley) Miller of Topeka; three brothers, William (Edith) Knepp of LaGrange, Enos (Mary Anna) Knepp of Millersburg, Christy Jr. (Irma) Knepp of LaGrange. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Melvin C. Knepp and Orva C. Knepp; a brother-in-law, Daniel Eash. John had worked at PalletOne in Shipshewana for 30 years and was a member of the Old Order Amish Church. Visitation will be after 2:00 pm on Saturday, April 9, and all day Sunday, April 10, at the family's residence, 1315 South State Rd. 5 Topeka. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Monday, April 11, also at the family’s residence. Services will be conducted by Bishop Vernon O. Lambright and the home ministers. Burial will be in Yoder Cemetery, Shipshewana.
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