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Knepfel, Edith  
Edith L. Knepfel Edith Knepfel, of Saukville, passed away in the evening hours of Thursday, March 26, 2015 at Heritage Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Port Washington. She was 80 years old. Edith was born on July 18, 1934, in Shawano, daughter of Robert Engel Sr. and Gertrude Gralow Engel. She grew up on the family dairy farm, and enjoyed participating in many 4-H activities including showing dairy cattle. She also liked playing piano and the saxophone. Edith graduated from Shawano High School in 1952. She continued her education at the University of Wisconsin - Madison and received her Bachelors in Education in 1956. Edith taught home economics at the high school level. On June 2, 1962 she married Allen Knepfel at the Little Brown Church in the Vale in Nashua, IA. The couple moved to Saukville in 1963. Edith was a member of St. Peter's United Church of Christ where she helped in the church office. She was also was active as a leader in 4-H and the Gals for Good Government. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, gardening and assisting her husband Allen with his Coast Guard Auxiliary activities. Edith is survived by her four children: Mary (Glenn) Burrows of Cuba City, Carol Knepfel of Sun Prairie, Robert (Renee) Knepfel of Port Washington and Janice (Matthew Kenworthy) Knepfel of Oegstgeest, The Netherlands. She is further survived by three step-children: Charlotte Knepfel of Kohler, Christine Harder of Sauk City and Charles (Dana) Knepfel of Kekoskee, 11 grandchildren: Cynthia, Karen, Anna, Allen, Courtney, Paul, Audrey, Robert, Marietta, Anja and Elizabeth, her brother Robert (Bonnie) Engel Jr. of Shawano, brothers-in-law William Knepfel of Kiel and Harold (the late Barbara) Sinner of Elkhart Lake and sister Helen (James) Kuhfuss of Sheboygan Falls, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Allen, and her step-daughter Cynthia Yapp. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 7th at 6 PM at St. Peter's United Church of Christ in Saukville. Rev. Brian Damrow will preside. Visitation will precede the service on the 7th from 4-6 PM. She will be laid to rest next to her husband in Union Cemetery in Saukville. Memorials suggested to St. Peter's United Church of Christ or the Ozaukee County 4-H Foundation. The Eernisse Funeral Home, Port Washington is honored to serve the family. Online condolences may be left at www.eernissefuneralhome.com
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Published in Sheboygan Press from Mar. 31 to Apr. 2, 2015

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Kaat, Vivian M.  
Vivian M. Kaat, 96, of Sheboygan Falls, passed away on Friday, March 27, 2015, at Pine Haven Nursing Home. Vivian was born on June 26, 1918, in Peninsula Center, Door County, daughter of Henry and Rose (Engelke) Schultz. In 1926, the family moved to Kohler and later to Sheboygan, where she lived the rest of her life. On September 17, 1938, she was united in marriage with Leonard Kaat. Vivian was a nurses aid at the Sheboygan Retirement Home and a housekeeper for multiple families in the Sheboygan area. Vivian was a member of the Netherlands Reformed Congregation, where she served as organist and custodian. She was also a member of the Auxiliary of Pine Haven Christian Home with which her Church was affiliated. Vivian enjoyed knitting, crocheting, reading, sewing, cooking, canning, and crossword puzzles, and extremely enjoyed her two grandchildren. Vivian is survived by her son, Leon (Carol) Kaat; two grandchildren, Amy (Ken) Van Wyk of Waldo and Timothy (Shari) Kaat of Sheboygan Falls; five great-grandchildren, Benjamin, Samuel, and Mary Van Wyk and Taylor and Amanda Kaat. Vivian was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Leonard, her parents, three brothers, Donald, Clifford, and Lewis Schultz, and two sisters, Mildred Seiler and Susan Raatz. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at the Netherlands Reformed Congregation with Rev. A.H. Verhoef officiating. Burial will take place at Sunrise Memorial Gardens in the Town of Wilson. Relatives and friends may call at the church from 9:00 am until the time of the service at 11:00 am. A memorial fund has been established in Vivian's name for Netherlands Reformed Congregation. For online condolences and additional information please visit www.wenigfuneralhome.com
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Published in Sheboygan Press on Mar. 31, 2015

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Knepfel, Edith  
Edith Knepfel, 80, Saukville, died 03-26-2015. Arrangements: Eernisse Funeral Home.
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Published in Sheboygan Press on Mar. 30, 2015

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Kaat, Vivian  
Vivian Kaat, 95, Sheboygan Falls, died 03-27-2015. Arrangements: Wenig Funeral Home.
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Published in Sheboygan Press on Mar. 29, 2015

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Kornetzke, Gerald  
Gerald Kornetzke Gerald H. "Jerry" Kornetzke, of Grafton, passed away at Ellen's Home, in Port Washington, on March 24, 2015, at the age of 81 years. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Saturday, March 28, 2015, 12 Noon at St. Joseph Catholic Church (1619 Washington St.), in Grafton. Interment will take place at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. The visitation will take place on Saturday, at the church, from 9AM until 11:45AM, followed by the Funeral Mass, with Father Pat Wendt presiding. Memorials in Jerry's name can be made to the charity of your choice. Please visit www.muellerfuneralhome.com to view the Gerald Kornetzke video tribute or to send online condolences to the Kornetzke family. Jerry was born on the family farm, in Plymouth, Wisconsin, on May 2, 1933, the son of the late Albin Kornetzke Sr. and the late Gertrude (nee Kapellen) Kornetzke. He served his country in the United States Navy and was honorably discharged. Jerry was united in marriage to Darlene Smasal on July 11, 1960, in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Their marriage was blessed with three children, Jeff, Peggy, and Donna. Jerry was employed by A.O. Smith for some time and then went on to work as an electrician as well as a foreman for the Milwaukee Journal. Jerry retired from the Milwaukee Journal, in 1994, after 35 years of dedication. He was a longtime active member at St. Joseph Catholic Church for over 40 years, and served as an usher on a weekly basis. After his retirement, Jerry was involved in working at the Grafton voter's polls as well as joining the Sociable Singles Club at St. Joseph Catholic Church, following the death of his beloved wife, Darlene. Jerry was a man of many talents, but he will forever be remembered as "Mr. Fix-it". He could be found tinkering with various electrical components, helping fix family and friends appliances, or working on antique cars. Jerry is survived by his children, Jeff (fiancée Sheila Dana) Kornetzke, Peggy Glander, and Donna (Mike) Kroening; grandchildren, Lisa, Kyle, Emily, and Abby Kornetzke, Elysha (John) Fortina, Amanda and Ryan Glander, and Jakob, Patrick, and Candice Kroening; great-grandchildren, Joey, Madalyn, Anthony, Haley, and Sarah; and siblings, Dolores Knier, Nancy (Ken) Stein, and Robert (Peggy) Kornetzke. He is further survived by many other relatives and friends. Jerry was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Darlene Kornetzke, and siblings, Albin Jr., Daniel, and Ray Kornetzke. Dad has many unfinished projects in his basement, if you would be so kind, please pick up your unclaimed items. "Just kidding!"
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Published in Sheboygan Press on Mar. 26, 2015
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