July 12, 1928 - April 30, 2017
Janet Ruth Knopps, age 88, of Menomonie, WI passed away Sunday, April 30, 2017 at home as she wanted, with her family and hospice. She was born July 12, 1928 at home in the Town of Menomonie, Dunn Co. WI to Herman and Anna (Braun) Schweiger. Janet married Ben Knopps Sept. 12, 1945 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Menomonie. They were married 56 years until Ben’s death in 2002. She and Ben farmed together for years and Janet enjoyed doing many crafts and traveling. Janet is survived by her four children, Peggy Recktenwald of Spring Valley, Karen (Gary) Kassera of Spring Valley, Bob (Deb) Knopps of Menomonie and Debbie (Jim) Moe of Spring Valley; grandchildren, Susan Peabody, Kevin Recktenwald, Pauline (John) Richard, Kathy (Greg) Mrozek, Mike Kassera, Charlotte (Isaac) Nellessen, Travis (Ashley) Knopps, Chad Knopps, Becky (Chad) Trainor, Lacey (Tim) Asher, Jess (Michelle) Moe, Diana Moe; 21 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Annamae Schweger, Virginia Schroeder and Fran Knopps; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Ben; her siblings, Donald Schweger, Marvin “Bud” Schweger, Marjorie Glud, Annabelle Simmons, and infant granddaughter Jean Kassera. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 8, 2017 at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie, WI with Father James Kurzynski officiating. There will be a visitation at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Teegarden Cemetery in the Town of Lucas, Dunn Co. WI followed by a luncheon at Dean & Sue’s Bar.
Janet Ruth Knopps, age 88, of Menomonie, WI passed away Sunday, April 30, 2017 at home as she wanted, with her family and hospice. She was born July 12, 1928 at home in the Town of Menomonie, Dunn Co. WI to Herman and Anna (Braun) Schweiger.... View Obituary & Service Information
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