Eldon L. Knippelmeyer

Eldon L. Knippelmeyer was born and raised in Elk Creek, Neb., and lived an independent life that could only be called full and complete.

Born in 1940, Eldon grew to manhood in a rural farm community before entering the private work force. Many enriching experiences shaped Eldon into the wonderful father he became. Working for the railroad and also serving our country in the U.S. Army gave him an appreciation and love for travel and learning.

In 1979, Eldon moved his family to Waukesha, put himself through school and began a successful career in the growing world of computers. He made his home in Wisconsin and enjoyed the seasons and all they had to offer.

He has passed on now and is survived by his two children, Kristin Kruska and David Knippelmeyer. Both of Eldonís children and their mother, Marlene Zabel, are just a few who feel the loss of a very decent man. Kristinís children, Brett and Elise, as well as Davidís children, Abigail and Kaitlyn, were very fond of their grandpa and always looked forward to visits. Eldon is from a large family and is also survived by five brothers, Marvin, Richard, Wayne, Ervin and Owen, and two sisters, Elaine and Joyce. Thirteen nephews and nieces and their spouses and children grieve as well.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Otto and Gladys, and beloved brothers Harlan and Ronald.

Eldon L. Knippelmeyer was a good and caring man who quietly gave to various charities and taught his children the value of that. He was well loved and will be missed by many friends and family.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, at Wisconsin Memorial Park Family Center, 12875 W. Capitol Drive, Brookfield. A funeral service will begin at noon, with burial to follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to Heifer International.

Krause Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 414-464-4640 or visit online at www.krausefuneralhome.com.