Edward J. Knipper

Waco, Texas

Apr 17, 1923 - May 21, 2013 (Age 90)

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Thank you so very much for the years at Richfield (1976-1979) in German class, Herr Knipper. You were by far one of the most inspirational teachers I had the privilege learning from. My sympathy and prayers go out to your family. God Bless.

I had Coach Knipper for chemistry during my senior year of high school at old Waco High in 1960-61. I really learned in and enjoyed his class. His was a laid-back but common-sense way of presenting material that few teachers can master. I was so fortunate to have had him. My best friend, Beth (Martin) Garrett cocurs with me as he was her chemistry teacher also.
Dian (McCarty) Bethany

Such a beloved teacher, coach, and above all, remarkable human being. I was privileged to be one of his students in chemistry class my junior year at Waco High in 1961. He made learning fun and I always enjoyed it. A dear man who will be missed by many but better persons having known him. Thank you, Mr. Knipper for all you did!

Coach was a guiding influence in my life. To say he was a role model is to little. He was a man who cared about all students, not just his players, and he will be missed by all. I loved him and he "showed us the way to go home".

Ralph & Linda Klatt

Please know that I am thinking about you and your family at this time.
I am so sorry to hear about your father and want you to know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Mr. Knipper was a wonderful man and a wonderful teacher and meant so much to us all.
Please accept my deepest sympathy Jeff.
Mary Cashion-Smith

Coach Knipper took me to Camp Stewart in Hunt, Tx to work as a wrangler with him in 1958....a life changing experience. He was a coach and teacher to me at West Jr. and later at Waco High School. Never a better influence than he on my life.

I can't say all the things I owe to Mr. Knipper thanks to his guidance, high expectations, modeling of what makes a great teacher, humor, and dedication to every single thing he did. There's just too much. I took six classes with him--German, chemistry, physics--and went on the Europe trip with him, along with participating in the after-school academic activities he led. It almost seems like my entire high school learning experience was with Mr. Knipper, he was such a huge part of it. At the...


Edward's Obituaries

Edward J. Knipper passed away Tuesday, May, 21, 2013, in Waco, surrounded by his family. Service: 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church of Waco with Dr. Matthew Snowden and the Rev. Randall Perry officiating. Mr. Knipper will lie in state at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Funeral Home. Honorary...

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