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Bernice L. (Ruebesam) Knoeck

July 20, 1932 ~ May 3, 2020 (age 87)


Bernice L. Knoeck (nee Ruebesam), 87, of West Bend was called home to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 3, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family.

She was born on July 20, 1932 to the late Henry and Mary Ellen (nee McCarthy) Ruebesam in Milwaukee WI. On May 1, 1954 she was united in marriage to the love of her life, Gerald Knoeck at Mother of Good Council Church in Milwaukee. Together in love they raised their five children. Bernice worked for the West Bend Company for many years until her retirement in 1997 where she was a member of the 25-year club. She loved shopping and received joy baking for her family. Bernice enjoyed playing sheepshead with her card club at the Embassy Condos and traveling to many places with her family. She was always there to help and was a positive influence to all her family. Bernice always enjoyed and looked forward to her time spent with family. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Those Bernice leaves behind to cherish her memory include her five children, Sue (Ron) Ahlensdorf of Milwaukee, Joan (Dennis) Kutz of West Bend, Mike (Renee) Knoeck of Waupaca, Pat Knoeck of Jackson, and Jean Knoeck of Milwaukee; twelve beloved grandchildren, Ron Ahlensdorf Jr., Kelly (Mike) Kolodzinski, Lisa (Tony) Schauer, Jim (Michelle) Kutz, Tim (Jesse) Kutz, Dan (Rebecca) Kutz, Catie (Ashley) York, Sarah (Aaron) Gay, Anthony Knoeck, Alyssa (Tyler) Ambacher, Ryan (Katy) Knoeck, and Denise (Ben) Kafura; 23 great-grandchildren; her brother, James Ruebesam; sister-in-law, Ethel Knoeck; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Knoeck, her sister, Lois Sammer; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Alice (Merlin) Crass and Marie (Don) Schroeder; and a brother-in-law, Oscar Knoeck Sr.

The family would have loved a public funeral, but due to the current concerns of COVID-19, a private family service will be held. The family would like to thank everyone for being an important part of mom's life. 

Please consider signing our online guest book (www.myrhum-patten.com) to share your condolences with the family. Cards addressed to the family may be sent in care of: Myrhum – Patten Funeral and Cremation Service, 1315 W. Washington Street, West Bend, WI 53095.

The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Cedar Lake Hospice, and Cedar Bay West for all their wonderful compassion, support, and care.

Myrhum-Patten Funeral & Cremation Service has been entrusted with Bernice’s arrangements. Additional information and guest book may be found at www.myrhum-patten.com.




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