Mr. Knepper was a custodian at Belle Valley School, Belleville, IL, before his retirement. Joe was a proud member of the IMRF.
He was preceded in death by his wife of nearly 60 years, Carolyn M., nee Bruce, Knepper, whom he married December 26, 1953, and who died on November 21, 2013; a daughter, Deanne M. George; his parents, Albert H. and Mary M., nee Pfeiffer, Knepper; a sister in infancy, Caroline Marie Knepper; and a brother, Cordell Knepper.
Surviving are two sons and a daughter, Debra K. (Michael) Pensoneau of Mascoutah, IL, Wm. Dennis (Annette) Knepper of Belleville, IL, and Douglas A. (Victoria) Knepper of St. Libory, IL;
a son-in-law, Aaron George of Belleville, IL;
and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank the staff of Cedarhurst of Shiloh and Heartland Hospice for their love, care and kindness over the past few years.
Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 10, 2021, and 9 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at the funeral home with Fr. Paul Weinhoff officiating. Burial will follow at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Belleville, IL.