Bernice M. Knetter, 81, Edgar, died Monday February 14, 2011 at her home, under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services.
She was born June 24, 1929 in Marathon, daughter of the late Robert and Elizabeth (Kennedy) Hall. On August 26, 1947 she married Robert P. Knetter at St. Mary Catholic Church, Marathon. He preceded her in death April 6, 2009.
Prior to her retirement, Bernice had been employed at the Edgar Packaging Plant. Bernice truly loved her role as a homemaker, wife, mother and grandmother. Her talents included sewing, crocheting, knitting, especially hats and mittens for her family. Painting and drawing were favorite pastimes and through the years, she sent many hand drawn cards for the Caring Ministry at church. Her religious beliefs were deep rooted and helped her weather the daily challenges of life.
Survivors include her children, Robert Jr. (Shirley) Knetter, Batavia, Ill., Ronald Knetter, Edgar, Joyce (Michael) Huebsch, Marathon, Chuck Knetter, Edgar, Jan (Roger) Lepak, Marathon, Kenneth Knetter, Edgar and Jack (friend, Julie Anderson) Knetter, Edgar, 28 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren, siblings, Ed Hall, Evelyn Hilber, Roland (Mary Lou) Hall, Dick (June) Hall, Dolores Maguire, Mary (Frank) Zebro, Bob (Lucy) Hall.
Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one sister, Joyce and her step-mother, Ellen Hall.
The funeral mass will be celebrated 7:00 p.m. Thursday February 17, 2011 at St. John Catholic Church, Edgar. Rev. Robert Streveler will preside. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until the time of services at the church.
Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Edgar, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com
The family wishes to extend their heartfelt appreciation to the staff of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services as well as to special friend of the family, Julie Raatz, for the support and care given to Bernice and all members of the Knetter family.