Charlene A. Knispel


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August 26th

Charlene A. Knispel, 81, of Syracuse, IN passed away on August 26, 2012 at her residence surrounded by her family.  She was born on November 9, 1930 in St. Louis, MO to Charles & Vida (Capps) Thotus.  She was married to Lorin O. Knispel who preceded her in 1986.  Charlene was a Certified Indiana Assessor. She was a Distinguished Hoosier Award recipient.  Indiana Republican State Committee Person.  Worked in Turkey Creek  Township since 1972, and was the assessor for 22 years.  Secretary of the Republican Central Committee.  Past President of the Indiana Assessor Association.  Served as County Auditor as well as a precinct committee woman for 17 years.  Served 2 terms on the County Council.  Charlene is survived by her 2 daughters – Pamela (Thomas) Mensch of Ft. Wayne & Cynthia (Korde) Mortakis of Warsaw.  2 sons – Steven (Janet) Knispel of Warsaw & David Knispel of Ft. Wayne.  11 grandchildren & 4 greatgrandchildren.  Calling will be Wednesday, August 29, 2012 from 5-8 PM at the Eastlund Funeral Home.  Services will be Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 11 AM at the funeral home with calling 1 hour prior to the service.  Pastor Richard Dunning will officiate services.  Interment will follow at the Lindenwood Cemetery in Ft. Wayne.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Beaman Home.  Online condolences to: eastlundfuneralhome.com


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