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John H. Knafel

August 3, 1947 ~ April 2, 2020 (age 72)


John H. Knafel, age 72, of Albion, died Thursday, April 2, 2020 at Parkview – Randallia Hospital. John was born August 3, 1947 in Kendallville, IN to Harlan Andrew “Bud” and June Lois (Moore) Knafel. They preceded him in death. John married Linda L. Wellman on July 2, 1971 in Ligonier. John was an Army Vietnam Veteran and lifetime farmer, retiring in 2015.

John was a member of the Albion Presbyterian Church, Albion American Legion Post 246, and the Albion FFA.

John is survived by his wife: Linda L. Knafel of Albion;  brother: Arthur “Butch” (Jackie) Knafel of Albion; “adopted sons”: Jake (Nicole) Griffiths of Avilla, and Cory (Kelli Myers) Griffiths of Albion; and nieces and nephews: Tonya Jones, Tammy Bremer, Tony Knafel, and Todd Knafel all of Albion; and his dog: Buddy. John is also survived by a multitude of friends.


Due to the restriction on public gatherings, private family services will take place with Pastor Bret Frymier officiating.

Burial will be at Sweet Cemetery, rural Albion.

Memorials are to the Central Noble FFA or the Albion American Legion.

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