Anniversary: Darrel and Jane Knisely

Written by David Green.

p.anniv.kniselyDarrel and Jane Knisely will celebrate 60 years of marriage. Darrel Knisely and Jane Leininger were united in marriage June 14, 1952, in the house where they have lived most all of those 60 years.

The Kniselys worked as dairy farmers raising registered Holsteins for nearly 60 years on their farm near Fayette. They have sold dairy animals to dairy farms in several  states across the Midwest and to Japan, Italy, France, Hungary and Columbia, South America. Darrel is a member of the Fulton County Agricultural Hall of Fame. Jane has worked as a poll worker for the Gorham Township election board for more than 50 years and has enjoyed sewing most of her life.   

The couple has four children, Denise Knisely of Ayersville, Dennis  (and Susan) Knisely of Fayette, DeeAnn Simmons (and Clint Shoumaker) of Delta, and David (and Tracy) Knisely of Fayette. They also have five grandchildren, Tari (and Chad) Pennington of Fort Bragg, N.C., Michelle (and Beau) Chinn of Columbus, Kirk Simmons (and Sarah Serres) of Fayette, Kristoffer Knisely of Toledo and Katherine Knisely of Fayette; and three great-grandddaughters,  Emileigh, Alicen, and Elizabeth Pennington.

Cards and notes of congratulations would be appreciated by the couple.  

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