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Katherine Lynette Knigge

April 1, 1925 December 13, 2014
Katherine Lynette Knigge
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Obituary for Katherine Lynette Knigge

Worthington, MN


      Katherine Lynette Knigge, age 89, was born on April 1, 1925 in Marietta, GA. She was the daughter of Harvey and Myrtice (Westbrooks) Spinks. She married Frederick G. Knigge Sr. on October 6, 1942.

      Katherine and her family lived near Tucker, GA where she was a waitress and a homemaker until 1950. Then the family moved to Willmar, MN and eventually to Worthington, MN in 1960.

      Katherine’s favorite hobby was gardening. She also enjoyed bowling, playing cards with friends and sewing. Camping with her husband and family was another favorite pastime. Katherine will be known for her beautiful smile, the gift of telling a good joke, and for cooking the best walleye around.

      Katherine’s greatest joy in life was dancing with her sweetheart of 70 years, Fritz.

      Katherine died on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at the Crossroads Care Center in Worthington, MN.

      Katherine is survived by her sons, William (Karen) Knigge and Frederick Jr. (Carolyn) Knigge; daughter, Lynette (Dale Brunson) Duinkerken; grandchildren, Dawn (Sergio) Ruge, Ann (Greg) Stofferan, Heather Knigge, Meghan (fiance Mark Czajkowski) Knigge, Anna Lee (John) Polzine, Scott (Vicki) Knigge, Dave (Jolene) Knigge, Jeremy (Jessica) Duinkerken and Slade Kruse; fourteen great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; sister, Alma Deaton; sister-in-law, Darlene Knigge and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and five brothers.

      Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 18, 2014, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Worthington, MN, with Pastor Dennis Brech officiating. Burial will be held in the Worthington Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

      Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington.

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