THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Lorraine M. Knitter
Issue Date: July 17, 2014
Lorraine M. Knitter, 95, of Marinette, passed away Saturday, July 12 at Rennes Health Care Center-East.
Born May 9, 1919, to Gustave and Lillian (Czuppa) Ackermann, in Milwaukee, she graduated from Messmer High School. On June 29, 1940, she married Raymond Knitter at St. Boniface Church in Milwaukee and he preceded her in death Feb. 7, 1990. They had moved to Escanaba in 1959, where she was active with the PTA and 4-H Clubs. She then moved to Marinette and worked at Sears for 20 years, retiring in 1981. She was a member of Holy Family Parish.
She is survived by two sons, Dan (Lou) Knitter, of Marinette and Thomas (Bonnie) Knitter, of Gladstone; two daughters, Diane (Martin) Stenback, of Van Dyne and Susan Volney, of Centreville, Md.; a cousin, Doris Binczak of Milwaukee; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; many nieces; nephews and friends.
In addition to her husband, Raymond, she was preceded in death by a son, Paul; a son-in-law, James and two granddaughters.
Friends called on Wednesday, July 16 from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at Thielen Funeral Home, followed by a Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Parish-Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Taylor St., Marinette. Rev. Bob Karuhn officiated with burial in Glenwood Memorial Gardens. Memorials are appreciated to the Rescue Squad, Holy Family Parish or St. Vincent de Paul.