Andrew J. Knipp, age 77, of Chesterton, passed away on Saturday January 19,
He was born on April 9, 1930 in Gary, the son of the late Andrew and Anna
He is survived by step-sons, Gerald Fischer and James Fischer of Fla.;
sisters, Ann Rinchak of Westville, Theresa DiFatta of Gary, Harriet (Robert)
Hill of Gary and Shirley (Michael) Corey of Valparaiso; good friends Darlene
and Bob Kress and his faithful dog Mitzi. Also surviving are many nieces and
nephews and three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife Bertha, and his wife
Shirley in 1999.
He served as a Marine from Feb. 10, 1954 to Feb. 9, 1956 during the Korean
War. Andy was a member of the American Legion Post 170 and Bethlehem Union
6787. He worked for the Post-Tribune for many years and then retired from
Bethlehem Steel in 1993. Andy enjoyed the outdoors and had a great love for
A memorial service, Fr. Doug Mayer officiating, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday,
January 24, at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton.
Visitation will be at the funeral home prior to the service from 11 a.m.
until 1 p.m. (time of service on Thursday). Interment of ashes will follow
the services at Chesterton Cemetery.
Memorials for Andy may be made in the form of masses to Our Lady of Sorrows
Catholic Church or to a local Humane Society.