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Gertrude “Gert” Kneeskern


Mon, Nov 25th, 2013
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Gertrude “Gert” Kneeskern

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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