Warren E. “Mort” Kneuss, 92, passed away on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at his residence. He was born in Adams County, Indiana on July 11, 1927 to the late Victor J. and Edith O. (Pusey) Kneuss. On June 25, 1950 he married Rose M. Merriman. She passed away on October 23, 2008.
He was in the United States Army during World War II. Warren served in County Government for 20 years. He was Deputy Sheriff for 8 years and 12 years as the County Assessor. He then had his own oil business for Berne and Decatur area for 22 years. He was a Lifelong resident of Adams County and an active member of the Cornerstone Community Church. He was also a member of the American Legion Post #43, life member of the Decatur Optimist Club of which he served as secretary for 8 years, was an avid Democrat and served on the Decatur Cemetery Board for 6 years.
Mort is survived by 2 daughters, Cynthia A. (Arthur D.) Hill of Decatur, IN and Alicia M. Kneuss also of Decatur; 1 sister Mary Alice Kneuss of Ridgecrest, CA; 1 grandson, Alexander (Brittany) Hill and 1 great grandson, Hunter Hill.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Phyllis (Joseph) Wittwer.
Visitation will be held from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Friday, January 31, 2020 at Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home. With an Optimist Memorial Service will be held at 7:45 p.m.
The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at the Cornerstone Community Church at 11:00 a.m. There will also be a visitation at the church from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Pastor Kenneth Hogg will be officiating. The American Legion Post #43 will perform the Military Rites. Burial will follow at the Decatur Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to the Cornerstone Community Church or Honor Flight.
Arrangements by Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home, Decatur, IN.
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