Lorin G. Knieriemen, 90, of Amherst, passed away Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, at New Life Residential Hospice Center, Lorain.
He was born Aug. 31, 1922, in Bucyrus, to Alvin Knieriemen and Elizabeth (nee Tobin) Knieriemen Brown. Lorin graduated from Sycamore High School in 1940. In 1942, he enlisted in the United States Army Air Corp. He served his country as a first lieutenant pilot flying a B-24 Heavy Bomber in 33 missions during World War II. He was honorably discharged Nov. 6, 1945. Upon his discharge, he went on to further his education at The University of Toledo earning his degree in industrial engineering and graduating in 1950.
He was employed by U.S. Steel, retiring in 1983 after 33 years of service. He was a member of Amherst Congregational United Church of Christ, the Boy Scouts of America, the Amherst Planning and Zoning Commissions and Junior Achievement. He enjoyed woodworking, traveling through 49 states (not Hawaii), and playing cards with his family and friends.
He is survived by his two sons, Jeffrey N. and wife, Cheryl, of Lutz, Fla., and Dale A. of Clarksville, Tenn.; and four grandchildren, Eric, Kristen, Melissa and Todd.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Jean (nee Curlis); parents, Alvin and Elizabeth; and two brothers, Gerald and Don.
The Knieriemen family will receive family and friends from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, in the Dovin and Reber Jones Funeral & Cremation Center, 1110 Cooper Foster Park Rd., Amherst. His funeral will begin at 7 p.m. following the visitation. The Rev. Attila Szemesi, pastor of Amherst Congregational Church, will officiate.
Graveside services will 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at Pleasant View Cemetery, Sycamore.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made in memory of Lorin, to New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph, 5255 N. Abbe Rd., Elyria, OH 44035.
Online condolences may be left for the Knieriemen family at www.dovinreberjones.com.