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Gertrude “Gert” Kneeskern


Mon, Nov 25th, 2013
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Gertrude “Gert” Kneeskern, 70, of Richland, died early Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at her home in Richland.

She was born June 16, 1943, in Wrenshall, Minn., to Gilbert and Harriet DeJarlis Wolf. Gert grew up in northern Minnesota and graduated from John Marshall High School in Rochester, Minn., and attended Rochester Junior College. She married Wayne Kneeskern in Rochester, Minn., on May 6, 1967.

Gert worked as a school secretary for several years, then she and her husband owned and operated a motel in Cresco. They moved to Richland in 1995, and she began working at the Richland branch of U.S. Bank. She was an active member of Sts. Joseph & Cabrini Church in Richland and a member of the Altar and Rosary Society.

Gert is survived by her husband and two children, Michelle Snyder (Jamie) of Richland and Scott Kneeskern (Jill) of Stillwater, Minn.; nine grandchildren; two sisters, Sharon Wolf of Cresco and Debra Wilkins of Ft. Dodge; and two brothers, Ronald Wolf (Janice) of Owatonna, Minn., and Gilbert Wolf, Jr. (Tina) of Crystal Lake, Ill.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A Funeral Mass was held Saturday, November 23, 2013 at Mother Cabrini Church in Richland; with Rev. Robert Striegel officiating. Burial was in Richland Friends Cemetery.



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Josephine C. Benson

Tue, Nov 5th, 2013
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Josephine C. Benson, 100 years of age, died on Thursday, October 31 at her home at Traditions in Preston, Minn., where she resided for the last 4.5 years. Jo was born on September 15, 1913 in Owatonna, Minn. to John and Mary Pelinka. She graduated ..... 
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Rubye C. Nagle

Thu, Oct 31st, 2013
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Leonard “Lenny” Floyd Bush

Thu, Oct 31st, 2013
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Frances I. Kramer

Thu, Oct 31st, 2013
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Carol Marie Smith

Tue, Oct 29th, 2013
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Carol Marie Smith, 64, of Dorchester, Iowa, died Thursday, October 24, 2013, at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, Wis. Carol M. Smith was born July 23, 1949, in Waukon, Iowa, the daughter of Leroy and Margaret (Schutz) Colsch. She attended ..... 
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Robert F. McNiff

Tue, Oct 22nd, 2013
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Robert F. McNiff, 85, of Austin, Minn. died Thursday, October 17, 2013, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Home. Bob was born December 22, 1927, in Athol, S.D., to Francis and Lillian McNiff. He grew up in Preston, Minn. where he graduated from high school. ..... 
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Myrtle Annette Bellingham

Wed, Oct 16th, 2013
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Myrtle Annette Bellingham passed away of natural causes on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at the Ostrander Care and Rehabilitation Center. Myrtle Annette Nelson was born September 2, 1923 in York Township, Fillmore County,MN. to Nikoli “Nick” and ..... 
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Conrad Jean Aug

Fri, Oct 11th, 2013
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Conrad Jean Aug, 77 of Preston, Minn. died October 7, 2013 at the Harmony Care Center. At his request his body was donated to Mayo Clinic. Conrad Aug was born on February 29, 1936 on the family farm just outside of Greenleafton, Minn. to Gustave an ..... 
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