Mrs. Kniepkamp was a member of Christ United Church of Christ in Belleville, IL, a member of the IL-MO Bantam Club, where she served as secretary for over 50 years, and had worked for Ceres Food Service at Henry Raab Grade School in Belleville, IL
Dolores was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 56 years, Kenneth G. Kniepkamp, whom she married on October 28, 1950, and who died on October 4, 2006; a daughter, Patti Jean Ruth Kniepkamp; her parents, Phillip and Elsie, nee Jaeckel, Herbert; and two sisters, Ruth Thies and Ethel Busch.
Surviving are two sons, Rev. Gary (Joyce) Kniepkamp of St. Jacob, IL,
and Wayne (Janet) Kniepkamp of Millstadt, IL;
four grandchildren, Melissa (Tim) Nehrt of St. Louis, MO,
Kristen (Thomas) Belcher of St. Louis, MO,
Katie (Jeff) Lynn of Swansea, IL,
and Michael Kniepkamp of Belleville, IL;
and five great-grandchildren
Memorials may be made to Christ United Church of Christ, Belleville, IL, Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 1, 2015, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, May 2, 2015, at Christ United Church of Christ, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 2, 2015, at Christ United Church of Christ, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Dr. Arthur Tinge officiating. Burial will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.
Gary and family your in my thoughts and prayers. If I can do anything please call.
Guideon Richeson, St. Jacob, IL, 62281
What a sweetheart. She was the dear cook at Henry Raab School for many years. She ran a stern, clean, tip top kitchen..She will be remembered
Molla Cook, belleville, il, 62220
Having been friends with Patti in High School and after for many years before her untimely passing I can only say I know they missed each other and will now be reunited. Rest in peace Mrs. K, you will hold your loved ones in your arms once more.
Cheri Clossen, Carlinville, Illinois, 62626
Words cannot express the loss we feel. Your mother was one of the sweetest ladies we have ever known. We know how much she loved her family.
Her kindness, her wisdom, her smile, but most especially, her unconditional love was freely given. And that was truly a gift from God!
Our hearts are broken and our sadness continues to deepen as we lose another of our guiding lights.
We will always consider it a blessing to know the Kniepkamp family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you at this difficult time.
The Entire Bone Family