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Irene E. Knippel


 

IRENE E. KNIPPEL

 

AGE: 82

 

ADDRESS: 955 E. Allman Street Medford, Former Rockford, Illinois Resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 9:32 A.M. Saturday, March 29 at the Care Partners Assisted Living, Medford where she had resided for the past 2 years and under the care of Hope Hospice

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, April 2 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. Kelly Taylor-Schaus and Rev. Nancy Amacher

 

INTERMENT: Medford Evergreen II Cemetery, Medford

 

VISITATION: 1:00 P.M. until the time of services at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, April 2 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: December 26, 1931 in Ogema

 

EDUCATION: Graduate of Prentice High School, Taylor County Teachers College in Medford and received her degree in Elementary Education from U.W. Stevens Point

 

MARRIAGE: June 26, 1965 in Ogema to Melvin J. Knippel and he preceded her in death on September 27, 1976

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After school Irene taught school in the Ogema area for a short period of time. They then moved to the Rockford where she taught elementary education until her retirement. Irene loved teaching and children. She also loved singing in the choir, traveling and organizations that helped children.

 

PAST MEMBER OF: Trinity Lutheran Church in Rockford, ILCurrent member of: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford

 

SURVIVING STEP-CHILDREN: Gerald (Jenn) Knippel of Medford and Elizabeth Bingham of Watertown South Dakota

 

STEP-CHILDREN PREDECEASED: Charles Knippel

 

# OF LIVING STEP-GRANDCHILDREN: 3

 

STEP-GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: 3

 

SURVIVING SISTER: Marion Meyer of Holcombe
Niece and Nephews: Bruce (Karen) Meyer of Ogema, Duane (Jane) Meyer of Edgar, Marcia (Joey) Garcia of Springtown, Texas, Brad (Significant other: Linda Weber) Nelson of Ogema and Tim (Janelle) Nelson of Spirit
Also survived by other relatives and friends

 

BROTHER DECEASED: Conrad Nelson

 

DECEASED FATHER: Alvin R. Nelson

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Marie L. Nelson (Maiden Name: Dahl)

 

PALLBEARERS: Gerald Knippel, Bruce and Duane Meyer, Tim and Brad Nelson and Bob Larson

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Irene’s family that will be designated to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital
Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

     

 



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