Obituary of James Henry Knisel
ADRIAN – James Henry Knisel, age 78, of Adrian, died on July 9, 2020, at Provincial House of Adrian.
He was born on April 26, 1942, in Adrian, the son of Harvey and Ethel (Sell) Knisel. After graduating high school, James went on to proudly serve his country in the U.S. Army. On October 6, 1979, in Blissfield, he married Karen Frost and she survives. James was a member of Christ the Redeemer Lutheran Church, he enjoyed counted-cross stitch and crossword puzzles.
In addition to his wife, Karen, James is survived by two sons, Scott Knisel of Adrian and Troy (Mary) Knisel of Tipton; three grandchildren, Tylar, Alyson, and Ryan Knisel; two great grandchildren, Jeffrey and Vanessa; and two sisters, Jan Higginbotham of Ohio and Peg (Dave) Priest of Florida. He was preceded in death by his parents; two grandchildren, Jacob and Krystyn Knisel; and one sister, Ruth Gigax.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. with visitation beginning at 2:00 p.m. until the time of the service at Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian with Pastor Paul Benjamin officiating followed by Full Military Rites conducted at the funeral home by the American Legion Post #97 and V.F.W. Post #1584 Annis-Fint. Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, only 30 people will be allowed to stay for the funeral service and masks will be required. Cremation to follow and burial of James ashes will take place at a later date at Lenawee County Memorial Gardens in Tecumseh.
You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralservices.com. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to the Dementia Society of America. Envelopes are available at Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian.
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