Leidy K. Knechel, Jr.

January 12, 2013

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Leidy K. Knechel, Jr., 85, of Souderton passed away on Saturday, January 12, 2013 in Pennsburg Manor.
He and his wife Hazel M. (Wood) Knechel would have celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary in September.
Born in Telford, he was a son of the late Mary (Kratz) and Leidy K. Knechel, Sr.
A U. S. Navy WWII veteran, he served from 1945-1946 and earned a WWII Victory Medal.
He was employed as an automotive technician and supervisor for Yocum Ford in Lansdale prior to his retirement. He then worked for NAPA in Telford.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children: Kim A. Knechel (Chrissy) of Souderton, Terry Lynn Westfall (Richard) of Alexandria, AL, Kathy J. Zwiebel (Robert) of Coopersburg, Sherry J. Derstine (Robbie) of Pennsburg, Gale Kolb of Hatfield, Michael A. Knechel of Hatfield, Mary Lou Brown of North Carolina, 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren, a brother, Ed Knechel (Arlene) of Harleysville, and two sisters: Naomi Bergey of Harleysville and Darlene Ponzoni of West Virginia. He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Knechel and two sisters: Beatrice Hangey and Ann Swartz.
Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 11 AM in the Sadler-Suess Funeral Home, 33 N. Main St., Telford. Family will receive friends from 10-11 AM prior to the service. Interment will follow at 2:30 PM in the Ft. Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the American Heart Association, 625 W. Ridge Pike, A-100, Conshohocken, PA 19428.

Bernard Suess Funeral Home
606 Arch Street
Perkasie, PA 18944

Sadler Suess Funeral Home
33 North Main Street
Telford, PA 18969