Matthew A. Knierim

Matthew A Knierim WEBMatthew A. Knierim, of Wauseon, on Thursday, October 23, 2014 went to be with God at the young age of 20.  He was met by his grandparents, James and Suzanne Danford.  He graduated from Wauseon High School in 2012 and was currently working at Haas Door. Matt enjoyed hunting with his dad and brother, Craig.  He also was a Detroit Lions fan, recently attending a game with his dad.  Matt’s favorite vacation was going up north to Lake Nettie with the extended family to swim, fish and hang out at the bonfire.

He will be greatly missed by his parents, Phil and Lori (Danford) Knierim; brother, Craig Knierim; sister, Aubrey (Joey Barthel) Knierim; his two nephews, Tucker Knierim and Connor Barthel; the love of his life for the past four years, Maddie Dunning; grandparents, Harold (Jean) Knierim, great aunt, Mary Jane Grieser; aunt and uncles, Kim (Tony) Sopko, James Danford II, Steven Danford, Michael (Robin) Knierim, Daniel (Cathy) Knierim and many cousins.  And let us not forget his favorite dogs, Katie and Jazz.

Family and friends will be received from 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at Barnes Funeral Chapel, 5825 St. Hwy. 109 in Delta.  A Mass of Resurrection for Matt will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday at St. Caspar Catholic Church, 1205 N. Shoop Ave. in Wauseon.  Father Robert Holden will be officiating.  Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing an expression of sympathy are asked to consider contributions to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Rd., Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 in Matt’s memory.  Online condolences may be sent to the family through our website at

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