Joseph Paul Kneifel

November 30, 1929January 14, 2011

Joe Kneifel, 81, of Shiner, passed away Friday January 14, 2011. Mr. Kneifel was born Nov 30, 1929 to Joseph and Hilda Kosler Kneifel in Lavaca County. Joe married Joyce Wegner on October 22, 1957 in the SS Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Shiner.

He was a retired ranch foreman for the Welhausen Cattle Company and a member of Shiner American Legion, post 201.

He is survived by wife, Joyce Kneifel of Shiner; sons, Michael Kneifel and wife, Carol, of Shiner and Byron Kneifel and wife, Charity, of Dripping Springs; daughters, Jo Beth Condel and husband, Douglas, and Donna Kneifel both of Shiner; 1 brother Victor Kneifel of Shiner; 5 sisters, Mary Hilda Erdelt, Lorene Kneifel, Florene Hybner of Shiner, Mildred Schoenfeld of Yoakum and Estelle Mc Ada of Corpus Christy; 7 grandchildren, Jason Condel, Kyle Condel, Ty Condel, Nicole Kneifel, Jeremy Kneifel, Craig Kneifel and Sierra Kneifel; 1 great-grandchild, Landyn Torres.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be Sunday, Jan 16, 2011, from noon to 9 pm with rosary at 7 pm at Buffington Funeral Home Chapel in Shiner. Services will be held Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 1 pm at SS Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Shiner with burial at Shiner Memorial Cemetery.

Buffington Funeral Home Shiner, 361-594-3352,

Arrangements under the direction of Buffington Funeral Home, Shiner, TX.


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Dale Rand

January 17, 2011

Byon, we grieve with you at the loss of your father. Your family is in our hearts and prayers.

January 17, 2011

To the Kneifel family,
I want to offer my sincere condolences to you on the death of Joe. I always enjoyed visiting and talking with Joe, usually at the Shiner picnics. May all the enjoyable days you had with him carry you through these difficult times.
James E. Muecke

Donald Syamken

January 16, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.