Ernest Manford Knisely 73, of Markle, passed away on August 14, 2020, at his home.
Born in Flint, MI, on October 5, 1946, to the late Paul and Pearl (Miles) Knisely. He spent his formative years in Auburn, graduating from Auburn High School in 1964. Later he graduated from International Business College in 1966.
Ernie served in the United States Army from 1966 to 1968 as an E-4 Specialist. He served for one year in Thailand.
He worked for the United States Post Office from 1968, retiring in 2001. He later worked for three summers at the Markle Pool.
Ernie was a member of the Auburn American Legion Post #97.
He loved to go to the Casinos and should have several stools named after him. He enjoyed working on the yard. Ernie was famous for saying "Let's go to Florida for two weeks" and then would sometimes return in less than a week.
Ernest is survived by his best friend, Garland Wilson; his brother, Stanley (Terry) Knisely; three bonus kids, Miles (Tarah) Wilson, Joel Wilson and Jenica (Josh) Bauer; nine bonus grandchildren, Cole, Desi, Amira, Blane, Travis, Cambri, Nova, Orion and Dariah; five nieces and nephews; nine great-nieces and nephews; several great-great nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, La Vern Knisely; two sister-in-laws, Marabeth and Sharon Knisely; a nephew, Thomas Knisely.
Services will take place at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home on Thursday, August 20, 2020, at 1:00 p.m.
Family will receive friends on Thursday, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Burial taking place at Prospect Cemetery, 340 West 900 North Uniondale, In 46791.
Please direct memorials to Prospect Cemetery, 390 N. Haflich St. Markle, In 46770 or the Markle Fish & Game Club Park.
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Markle Fish & Game Club Park
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390 N. Haflich St., Markle IN 46770