Donnis Marie (Knop) Immel (1944 - 2011)

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  • "My condolences to the family of Donnis. I was a classmate..."
    - Carolyn Wilkins
  • "Jerry, Lisa, Scott, Matt, Mike and family, I am so sorry..."
    - Dawn Dittmer
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Donnis Marie Immel, 66, of Adair, IA, passed away Sunday, May 15, 2011 in Adair, Iowa.
Donnis was born September 16, 1944, to Donald H. and Marie N. (Rogge) Knop in Atlantic, IA. Her family moved to Lake City, Iowa, about a year after she was born and remained there for two to three years. Donnis's family then moved to Brayton, Iowa and bought a farm. She attended Oakfield country school, until the sixth grade, and then attended the Exira community schools. Donnis graduated from Exira High School with the class of 1962. She was united in marriage to Jerry Immel on July 18, 1973, in Omaha, NE.
Donnis and Jerry made their home on Jerry's family farm east of Exira. They remained on the farm until September of 2000 at which time they moved to Adair to enjoy the city life. Donnis loved her family, and enjoyed being a stay home mother. She also babysat for many families out of her home throughout the years. In 1990, she became employed at Schafer Systems, Inc. in Adair until her retirement in 2006.
She was a past member of St. John's Lutheran Church, in Adair. Donnis was an active member of the church and various committees. She later became a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Adair. She enjoyed shopping, spending time with her family and she especially enjoyed her grandchildren and their activities. Her favorite meal to cook, was going out to eat. Her "cooking" specialty was seasoned crackers and making holiday cakes with Paige.
She is survived by her husband Jerry Immel of Adair; her sons: Scott and wife Joan Paulsen of Bagram, Afghanistan, Matthew Immel and fiancé Angela Sorensen of Exira, IA, Michael and wife Teresa Immel of Adair, IA; her daughter Lisa and husband Scott Kingery of Casey, Iowa; her grandchildren Tyler Paulsen and Nicholas Paulsen both of Broken Arrow, OK, Brooklyn Paulsen of Spokane, WA, Brianna Paulsen of the Philippines, Amber Immel and fiancé Jon Oliver of McCook, NE, Titan Immel of Adair, IA, Paige Kingery and Benjamin Kingery both of Casey, IA; her brother David (Mary) Knop of Atlantic, IA; her brother-in-law Dennis (Gene) Immel of Exira, IA; sister-in-law Carol Ann (Ronald) Long of Norwalk, IA; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and numerous friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; Donald and Marie Knop and her mother and father-in-law Floyd and Laura Immel.
A funeral service is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 19, 2011 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Adair. Visitation with the family present will be Wednesday, May 18, 2011 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Hockenberry Family Care funeral home in Adair, IA. The committal service will held at Pleasant Hill Cemetery following the funeral service.
The family request that in lieu of flowers, memorials be given to the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church or Adair Fire and Rescue.
Hockenberry Family Care in Adair, IA, is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be left at

Published in AUDUBON COUNTY ADVOCATE JOURNAL from May 18 to May 27, 2011