Friday, May 22, 2015




  AGE:  87

ADDRESS:  281 S. 2nd St. Dorchester, WI

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH:  7:00 P.M. Thursday, May 21, 2015 at her home.

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11: 00 A.M. Thursday, May 28, 2015 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford

OFFICIATING:  Father Gerard Willger & Deacon Joseph Stefancin

INTERMENT:  Molitor Catholic Cemetery in Molitor

VISITATION:  9:00 until 10:45 A.M. at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: February 22, 1928 in Omaha, Nebraska

EDUCATION: Patricia graduated from Evanston High School in Evanston, IL

MARRIAGE: 1st: St. Nicholas Church in Evanston, IL to Philip J. Knepper Sr. and he preceded her in death in 1979  2nd: Leon Schwarz in Clark County and he preceded her in death in 2002

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Patricia met her first husband Philip in Evanston IL. They then moved to Morton Grove IL. After her marriage to Leon, they settled in Dorchester, WI where they owned their house and also a cabin on a lake. Patricia enjoyed painting, antique jewelry and artifacts, cooking Italian dishes and planting her flowers. She loved nature and reading.

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Steve (Lori) Knepper of Skokie, IL, Eugene (Sharon) Knepper of Titusville, FL, Robert “Bob” Knepper of Dorchester, Joseph (Kate) Knepper of Glenview, IL and Mary (Rodney) Anderson of  Township of Hammel; Step-Children: Bruce Schwarz of Curtiss, Cynthia (Ray) Johnson of Medford and Brian Schwarz of Withee

CHILDREN DECEASED: Philip J. “Corky” Knepper, Jr.

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Veto Damore of Florida and Ronnie (Pat) Damore of Illinois                      
BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Stella Zegers, Joan (Bob) Billon and Jack Damore

DECEASED FATHER: Joseph Damore     DECEASED MOTHER: Mary Manquso

PALLBEARERS: Joey, Steve, Bob & Brian Knepper

OTHER INFORMATION:  In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Patricia’s family to be designated at a later date

-Patricia is further survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other family and friends

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