Carl E. Knipker, 85, of California, died Friday, January 29, 2010, at Bothwell Regional Hospital in Sedalia. He is survived by one son, Kenneth Knipker and wife Linda of California; one daughter, Dixie Taggart and husband Dale of California; one daughter-in-law, Valeri Knipker of California; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Tuesday, February 2, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services in California. Burial will be in Strickfaden Cemetery, north of California. Memorials are suggested to Strickfaden Cemetery, c/o Margaret Scheidt, 59002 Walker Rd., California, MO 65018.