LIGONIER – Wanda J. Knafel, 89, Ligonier, passed away Aug. 8, 2014, in Albion.
She was born April 17, 1925, to Cecil and Frances Ozier Phares. She married Gust D. Knafel Jr., who preceded her in death in 1995.
She graduated from Wawaka High School in 1943. Early in adulthood, she was employed at Manley Popcorn, Kimmell, and G.E., Fort Wayne. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Ligonier Evangelical Church.
Surviving are four sons: Stan (and spouse Darlene) Knafel, New Paris; Tim Knafel, Ligonier; Ted (and spouse Janet) Knafel, Columbia City; Floyd Knafel, Syracuse; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a brother, Wilton Phares, Albion; and a sister, Dorothy Smith, Salem, Ore. She also was preceded in death by a brother, Marvin Phares, who died in 2012.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Ligonier Evangelical Church with Pastor Troy Diersing officiating. Burial will be in Sparta Cemetery, Kimmell.
Calling is from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Yeager Funeral Home.
Memorials to Ligonier Evangelical Church or Heartland Hospice.
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