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Ken Knupp

January 17, 1941 ~ August 15, 2019 (age 78)

Ken Knupp, 78, of Luxor, died Thursday, August 15, 2019, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital.  He was born in Ligonier on January 17, 1941, a son of the late Charles Edward and Sarah Miller Knupp.  He was US veteran and served with the Marines.  Prior to retirement, he was employed as a foreman for Overly Manufacturing, Greensburg.  He loved to hunt and enjoyed doing taxidermy.  He was a self-taught man and could do plumbing, electrical work and was an all-around handyman.  He was a member of LifeSpring Christian Church and on August 2, 2018, he gave himself to the Lord and was born again through Christ.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his 4 brothers, John, Ed, Jim and Ray Knupp; 2 sisters, Anna Mae Marker and Thelma Kelly; also, his grandson, Michael Kenneth Rogachesky.  Ken is survived by his wife of 55 years, Jane T. McIlnay Knupp; his daughters,  Rochelle Knupp Rogachesky (Hugh Lantzy) and Kelly Spatta (John); a brother, Bill Redfoot; 2 sisters, Becky Knupp and Elvira Waryanka (Steve); his grandchildren Emily McIlnay Irvin (Patrick), Danielle Gosnell (Ed) and Johnny Spatta (Jami);  great grandchildren, Patrick Irvin, Jr., Kathleen Osselborn, Auvriana Maldonado, Jaison “JJ” Maldonado, Alivia Irvin, Mason and Henry Gosnell and JJ Kapelar; also, numerous nieces and nephews.  Family and friends will be received at Kepple-Graft Funeral Home, 524 North Main Street on Tuesday from 4pm until the time of Ken’s funeral service at 6pm.  Private interment will be held in Westmoreland County Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to LifeSpring Christian Church, 314 South Pennsylvania Avenue, Greensburg, PA 15601.  For online condolences, please visit


Donations may be made to:

Lifespring Christian Church
314 S. Pennsylvania Avenue, Greensburg PA 15601

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