Darlene J. Kniefel

  • DIED: June 1, 2018
  • LOCATION: Owatonna, Minnesota

Darlene (Dolly) J. Kniefel, age 81, of Owatonna, passed away June 1 at the home of her daughter, surrounded by her children and husband, after a courageous battle of cancer. Mass of Christian Burial is set for Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 11:00 am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Owatonna. Friends may greet the family from 9:30 am until the time of the funeral liturgy on Wednesday at the church. A fellowship luncheon will follow the service at the church.
Darlene was born June 2, 1936 to Frances and John Rysavy in Claremont, MN where she was raised on the farm. She attended school in Claremont. Following graduation, she married Anthony Kniefel on October 15, 1955 in Owatonna where they raised their four children in Deerfield Township.
Darlene held various jobs throughout her lifetime. She enjoyed gardening and bird watching, taking bus trips with friends, but most of all she loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Anthony, of Owatonna, her children Roxanne (Jeff) Roberts of Webster, WI., Mark (Cathy) Kniefel of Owatonna, Dawn (Jake) Ringhofer of Owatonna, John (Connie) Kniefel of Owatonna. Her grandchildren, Chad (Kate) Roberts, Stephanie (Chad) Rempe, Daniel and Dean (Amber) Ringhofer, Jessica (Austin) Hultman, Samantha (Clayton) Lenk, and Ashley (Wyatt) Kniefel. Her great grandchildren, Mamush and Scarlett Roberts, Sylas and Elias Rempe, Parker and Nora Ringhofer, Harper, Remi, and Lincoln Hultman, and Baby Lenk. Her brothers Gerald (Ruth) Rysavy and Robert (Nyla) Rysavy, and sister Geraldine Marsolek. She is preceded in death by her parents.
The family would like to thank Dr. Hanna and the Owatonna Hospice Staff. Also, a special thank you to Shirley Pfeifer. Darlene has requested in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to the Owatonna Hospice House or Saint Mary's REP (Dan Bauer).


Visitation
  • Wednesday, June 06
    9:30 AM to 10:45 AM
  • Sacred Heart Catholic Church
  • 810 Cedar Avenue South
  • Owatonna, MN 55060
  • (507) 451-1588
  • Get Directions
Mass of Christian Burial
  • Wednesday, June 06
    11:00 AM
  • Sacred Heart Catholic Church
  • 810 Cedar Avenue South
  • Owatonna, MN 55060
  • (507) 451-1588
  • Get Directions

Condolences

“ John and kniefel family, my sincere condolences on the loss of your mother.may she rest in peace. ”

Posted by: Michael Bang - Owatonna, MN

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