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James R. Kniep

May 29, 1929 April 14, 2019
James  R. Kniep
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Obituary for James R. Kniep

James (Jim) Robert Kniep, East Troy, passed away Sunday April 14, 2019. He was born May 29, 1929 to the late Harry and Anna Mae Kniep. Jim operated the Kniep family farm following graduation from East Troy High School until he retired from farming in 1986. He went on to work at Getzen Musical Instruments. Jim’s pastimes included bowling, playing sheepshead and following the Packers and Brewers. The family would like to thank Chief Jeremy Swendrowski, East Troy Rescue and the staff at Lakeland Medical Center. Jim is survived by his loving wife of 66 years Evelyn Frances (Koenen) Kniep. They were married August 16, 1952 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Lyons WI. His children Thomas (Christine) Kniep, Oshkosh WI, JoAnn (Robert) Hockenberry, Pine CO, Gary Kniep, Evansdale IA, Robert (Christine) Kniep, Burlington WI, Joseph (Jeanne) Kniep, Greenville WI, six grandchildren Magdalene(Nick) Flinner, Grace(Jarrod) Diehm, Claire(Jacob) Henckel, Marissa (Kyle) McClone, Katie(Craig) Rezac and Peter (Nichole) Kniep and two great granddaughters, Hailey Rezac and Isabelle Flinner. Survived by sisters Janice (Robert) Rudolf, MaryAnn Kniep. He was preceded in death by his sisters Rita (Joseph) Barr, Bernice (Frank) Moran. Legacy Funeral Services has the honor of serving the family.


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