David A. Kniola
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David A. Kniola, age 60, of Lafayette, passed away at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at IU Health Arnett Hospital. Born January 9, 1953 in Michigan City, IN, he was the son of Valeria (Jasniewski-Marciniak) Kniola of Trail Creek, IN and the late Max A. Kniola. David attended Indiana, Ball State and Purdue Universities. He was a turf specialist and green house manager at Purdue University for 30 years.
David enjoyed volleyball, walleyball, cycling, softball and horseback riding. He was an avid lover of dogs and had rescued many. He loved golf and was the former superintendant at Long Beach Country Club. He loved landscaping and gardening.
Surviving with his mother are his siblings, Debbie Irk (husband, Tom) and Mark Kniola (wife, Cindy) both of Michigan City, IN and Jeff Kniola (wife, Pat) of Fishers, IN; three nieces, Jennifer Kmitta (husband, Andy), Amber Wanke (husband, Matt) and Katy Kniola; four nephews, Michael Irk (wife, Brier), Adam Kniola, Matt Kniola and Carson Kniola; and several aunts, uncles, friends, Biology students and colleagues. He was preceded in death by his grandparents.
Visitation from 5-8 p.m. Saturday at Hippensteel Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Natalie's Second Chance Animal Shelter or Crystal Creek Animal Shelter. Hippensteel Funeral Home is entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at www.hippensteelfuneralservice.com
Hippensteel Funeral Home, Inc.
822 North Ninth Street Lafayette, IN 47904
Published in the Journal & Courier from Jan. 1 to Jan. 2, 2014