Loretta A. Knebel

Loretta A. Knebel, age 89 of Pierron, IL, died Friday, June 28, 2019, at Faith Care Center in Highland, IL.

She was born on June 30, 1929, in Saint Rose, IL, the daughter of Henry and Catherine (nee Tebbe) Grapperhaus.

On September 24, 1951, she married Delmar J. “Boze” Knebel at Saint Rose, IL.

She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Pierron, IL. She was also a member of St. Ann Altar Sodality; and Pierron Improvement Club.

Loretta was born in St. Rose, IL and attended St. Rose School. She worked at Wick Organ Company. After marriage she and her husband settled in Pierron and she was a stay at home mom. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed quilting, gardening and canning vegetables. She was the perfect homemaker. She was one of the original attendee’s of the Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration at St. Joseph Hospital. She prayed the rosary daily, attended mass daily and was faithful and very active in her church. She enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s activities and travelling with her husband.

Survivors include :
Husband – Delmar J. “Boze” Knebel, Pierron, IL
Daughter – Bonnie C. (Michael) Capelle, Highland, IL
Son – Steve J. (Evelyn) Knebel, Highland, IL
Daughter – Margie A. (Bill) Duncan, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Sara C. (Dr. Joseph) Haynes
Grandchild – Julie C. (Matt) Plocher
Grandchild – Caitlin A. (Trent) Schauster
Grandchild – Vanessa L. (significant other-Chris Marr) Knebel
Grandchild – Travis J. (Amy) Knebel
Grandchild – Dr. Katie L. (Tyler) Ash
Grandchild – Leah A. (Chris) Miles
Grandchild – Joseph W. Duncan
Great Grandchild – Reid M. Haynes
Great Grandchild – Elise C. Haynes
Great Grandchild – Sam A. Plocher
Great Grandchild – Colin J. Plocher
Great Grandchild – Landon J. Schauster
Great Grandchild – Bryce M. Schauster
Great Grandchild – Baby Schauster due in September
Sister – Clara C. Knebel, Pierron, IL
Sister-In-law – Mary Ann Grapperhaus , Saint Rose, IL

She was preceded in death by :
Father – Henry A. Grapperhaus – Died 1/09/1958
Mother – Catherine L. Grapperhaus, nee Tebbe – Died 7/11/1985
Brother – John H. “Boots” Grapperhaus, Sr. – Died 2/23/1994
Sister – Regina C. Buehne – Died 8/31/2008
Brother – Louis H. Grapperhaus – Died 2/21/1996
Brother – Frank B. Grapperhaus – Died 2/12/1995
Sister – Veronica B. “Fronie” Wagner – Died 7/17/2014
Brother – Remigius F. “Rem” Grapperhaus – Died 10/03/1989

Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Monday, July 01, 2019, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL and from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM on Tuesday, July 02, 2019, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.

Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, July 02, 2019, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Pierron, IL, with Fathers Paul J. Bonk and Scott Snider officiating.

Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery in Pierron, IL.

Memorial contributions may be made as Masses; Heartland Hospice; Alzheimer’s Association or Immaculate Conception Church.

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