Kenneth A. Kneifel, 65, of Kouts passed away Friday, March 18, 2022. He was born July 21, 1956 in Valparaiso to Arthur & Shirley (Reinhardt) Kneifel and graduated from Kouts High School in 1975. Ken made his career as a truck driver and a machinist, but running, race cars, his “55” Chevy and grandkids were his passions.
Survivors include his children; Angela (Matt) Bien of Kouts, Justin (Brandi) Kneifel of Kouts & Daniel (Samantha) Kneifel of Plymouth, step-children; Nicole (Kyle) Amor & Conrad Warder, III, both of Peru, Indiana, his mother, Shirley Kneifel of Kouts, brother, Keith (Michelle) Kneifel of Kouts, sister, Deborah (Mark) Good of Morgan Township, and his beloved grandchildren; Kyer, Cale, Zoe, Lola, Jessa, Kira, Alaina, Emilee, Ethan, Lucas, Brody, Kyson, Conrad IV, and Kynleigh. He was preceded in death by his father, Arthur Kneifel.
A visitation will be held Thursday from 3 – 7 pm at Kosanke Funeral Home, Kouts. The funeral service will begin at 10:30 am Friday at the funeral home, Pastor Doug Murray officiating with burial to follow at Graceland Cemetery, Valparaiso. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Kouts Memorial Scholarship Fund to be used for vocational education.

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