Rod Knieriem died on July 25 at Harney District Hospital.
He was born on Nov. 12, 1954, to Roy and Dolores Knieriem in Sellersville, Pa.
Knieriem enjoyed his work in the auto body business and made many friends through the business. He loved the outdoors, and he was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Knieriem is survived by his wife, Lorie Knieriem of Burns; son, Robert Knieriem of Edgewood, Wash.; brothers, Rick Knieriem and Randy Knieriem of Burns, and Ted Knieriem of Centervalley, Pa.; stepson, Garret Griffith; stepdaughter, Nichole Lantus; and granddaughter, Nicole Knieriem.
There will be no services held at his request. Contributions in his memory may be made to the family to help with costs, in care of LaFollette’s Chapel, P.O. Box 488; Burns, OR 97720. LaFollette’s Chapel is in charge of arrangements.