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John T. Knueven

October 5, 1951 ~ June 4, 2020 (age 68)


John T. Knueven

  LEIPSIC - John T. Knueven, 68, of Leipsic died 11:43 p.m., Thursday, June 4, 2020 at OSU Medical Center, Columbus.  He was born October 5, 1951 in Lima to the late Leonard and Stella (Verhoff) Knueven.  On July 24, 1971 he married Marilyn Closson and she survives in Leipsic.

  Other survivors include two sons: Neal (Jennifer) Knueven of Columbus and Curtis (Susie) Knueven of Brownsburg IN; two grandchildren: Greta and Calvin Knueven; three siblings: Jane (Joe) Uphaus of Glandorf, Al (Mary) Knueven of Findlay and Charles Knueven of Leipsic; brothers and sisters-in-law: Susan Knueven  of Port Charlotte, FL, Janet (Lyle) McKanna of Columbus Grove, Marsha Hector of Leipsic, Carolyn (Butch) McConnell of Lima, Dennis (Brenda) Closson of Glandorf, Ron (Linda) Closson of Ottawa, Gary (Susie) Closson of Ada, David (Jean) Closson of Ottawa, Beth (Chuck) Bishop of Ottawa and Lois Closson of Yakima, WA.

  He was also preceded in death by a brother, Edward Knueven; and brothers and sisters-in-law: Kathleen Knueven, Alvera Knueven, Calvin Closson and Eugene Hector.

  John was a farmer and truck driver.  He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Leipsic, Ohio Farm Bureau, Ohio Soy Bean Association, Ohio Corn Association and the National Hay Association.  He and Marilyn enjoyed spending time in Southern Charm Zephyrhills, FL.

  Funeral mass will begin 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Leipsic with Fr. Steve Schroeder officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  In keeping with the social distancing guidelines, visitation will be from 2-8 p.m., Tuesday at LOVE-HEITMEYER FUNERAL HOME, Leipsic as well as one hour prior to the funeral Wednesday at the Parish Life Center.

  Memorial contributions may be given to the Putnam County Cancer Assistance Program (CAP) or ALS.

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June 9, 2020

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home - Leipsic
226 Belmore St.
Leipsic, Ohio 45856

June 10, 2020

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
St. Mary's Parish Life Center
State St
Leipsic, OH 45856

Funeral Mass
June 10, 2020

10:30 AM
St. Mary's Catholic Church
129 St.Mary's St.
Leipsic, Ohio 45856


Cancer Assistance Program (CAP)
PO Box 165, Glandorf OH 45848


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