Immanuel Resident Dolores Knispel Honored with Master Angler Award


Immanuel Resident Dolores Knispel Honored with Master Angler Award

Dolores Knispel, resident at Immanuel’s Clark Jeary retirement community (, caught the “big one” on a recent resident trip and was honored with Nebraska Game and Parks’ coveted Master Angler Award. The award was presented for an over 11-inch bluegill she caught on Lake Wanahoo in Wahoo while participating with Live Well. Go Fish., an organization that provides seniors with unforgettable fishing cruises.

Knispel was honored in a celebration attended by fellow residents, family, friends, Larry Pape, fishing instruction manager for Nebraska Game and Parks, and David Ruder, chief development officer for Live Well. Go Fish.

“We award less than 200 master angler awards each year,” said Pape. “It’s an honor to present one to Dolores and bring awareness to fishing opportunities through Nebraska Game and Parks.”

Master angler awards are presented to fishermen and women whose catches meet length and size requirements. The 11-inch bluegill caught by Knispel was the biggest ever caught in the Live Well. Go Fish. program. This year, seven master angler awards were presented to the organization’s participants, four of which were residents of an Immanuel community.

Since 1887, Immanuel has been providing Christ-centered service to seniors, each other, and the community. As a not-for-profit, serving arm of the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America), Immanuel’s house of brands includes: Immanuel Communities, Immanuel Pathways, Immanuel Community Foundation, and The Immanuel Vision Foundation. Learn more at or call (402) 507-4899.