Melvin Lee Knigga, 75, of Lawrenceburg, IN, died Monday, June 6, 2011.
He was born Wednesday, January 1, 1936, in Dillsboro, IN, son of the late Ernest and Luella (Stevens) Knigga.
He served his country in the Air Force.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Shrine Club.
He worked for Monsanto.
He is survived by his 5 sons, Tim (wife Nancy) Knigga, Matt (wife Regina) Knigga, Brad Knigga, Brian (wife Colleen) Knigga, and Chris (wife Kimberly) Knigga; daughter, Cindy (husband Richard) Schulte; brother, Paul (wife Judy) Knigga; sister, Mary Lou Carf; 18 grandchildren; and 4 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Margaret Knigga.
Friends will be received Thursday, June 9, 2011 from 5pm to 8pm at the Fitch-Denney Funeral Home, Lawrenceburg, IN.
Funeral services will be held at St. Theresa Benedicta of the Cross, Friday, June 10, 2011 at 10:30am with Father Tom Kovatch officiating.
Interment will follow in the Gibson Cemetery, Bright, IN.
Contributions may be made to the Shriners Burn Institute, or St. Teresa Church Building Fund.