Lorraine E. Knebel, age 88, of Highland, passed away Saturday, January 17, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland. Funeral services for 88 year-old Lorraine E. Knebel will be Friday, January 23, at 1:00 p.m., at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Burial will be in Keystone Cemetery in St. Jacob. No visitation is planned. Memorials are suggested to the Evangelical United Church of Christ.
She was born March 22, 1926, in St. Louis, MO, the daughter of Joseph and Marie (nee Siska) Imhof.
On July 07, 2012, she married Maurice J. Knebel who survives.
She was a member of Evangelical United Church of Christ. She was also a member of Highland and Grantfork Senior Citizens.
She worked at Woolworth’s 5 & 10 cents Store, Baby Shoe Factory in St. Louis, F & E Food Store, Men’s Hat Factory, Oak Manufacturing at Crystal Lake, IL, Machine Shop in St. Louis. Lived in Collinsville, moved to Highland in 1970. Enjoyed dancing, traveling, playing cards (Rummy, Euchre and Poker Club), growing flowers and doing housework. She had wintering in Arizona for 14-15 years.
Survivors include :
Husband – Maurice J. Knebel, Highland, IL
Son – Jerry R. (Kathy) Lagerman, Scottsdale, AZ
Son – Ronald A. (Ellen) Lagerman, Chandler, AZ
Step Son – Kent A. (Cheryl) Knebel, Pocahontas, IL
Step Daughter – Kelly K. (Rodney) Knackstedt, Alhambra, IL
Step Daughter – Kerri L. (Todd) Reilson, Highland, IL
Step Son – Kem M.(Fiancee Nicki Burke) Knebel, Highland, IL
Grandchildren – 3
Great-Grandchildren – Several
Step-Grandchildren – Numerous
Step Great Grandchildren – Several
She was preceded in death by :
Father – Joseph Imhof
Mother – Marie Imhof nee Siska
Sister – Bernice Klund
Brother – Joseph Imhof
Sister – Marie Dobler
Brother – Robert Imhof
Brother – Donald Imhof
Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home
1501 Ninth at Lemon Street
Highland, IL 62249