Wayne A. Knipfer, age 80, of New Auburn, passed away on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at his home. He was born on September 15, 1941, in Rusk Co. to Oscar and Glenice (Slayton) Knipfer. He attended school in New Auburn, WI.
Wayne honorably served two tours in Vietnam with the United States Army. He worked as a dairy farmer and at Brovold Construction pouring concrete. On October 12, 1996, Wayne married Valerie Nissen in Bloomer, WI. He liked watching Western films, any Wisconsin sports team, especially the Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Brewers. He also enjoyed fishing, camping and spending time with his family and friends.
Wayne is survived by his wife, Valerie; daughter, Shannon (Tom) Berg and their children, Mckinze and Morgan Berg; step-son, Craig Pratt; step-daughter, Faith Klintworth (Matt Black) and her children, Brandon and Brittney; 5 great-grandchildren; brother, Boyd Knipfer; sister, Audrey “Tina” Mielke; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Donna (Motzer) Shogren; second wife, Pamela (Braden) Knipfer; brothers, Robert and Jerry; sisters, Judith Staves and Ramona Wojciechowski; and a few nieces and nephews.
Private family services will be held at a later date.