Agnes J. Knabenbauer, age 98, of Appleton, passed away at Rennes Health Center, Appleton, on Thursday, February 23, 2012. Agnes was born on March 21, 1913, in Kimberly to the late John and Nellie Van Elzen. She married Clarence Knabenbauer in 1940; he preceded her in death in 1995. Agnes was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother. She enjoyed playing cards, bingo, baking Christmas cookies and candy, and especially enjoyed time spent with her family. Agnes was well-known as an avid Chicago Cubs fan. Survivors include her children, Barbra Ahrens, Appleton, and Gary (Julie) Knabenbauer, New Holstein; her grandchildren, Mark (Amy) Ahrens, Dawn Ahrens-Trams, Tim (Linda) Ahrens, Tracy (Tim) Baeten, Denise (Greg) Taylor, Tom(Michelle) Burzynski, Jason Burzynski and Andy (Carrie) Knabenbauer; 20 great grandchildren; and one great great grandson; and a sister-in-law, Jean Schmit. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Judith (John) Burzynski, her brother-in-law, Earl Schmit; her grandson-in-law, Duane Trams, and her 13 brothers and sisters. The Funeral Liturgy will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 27, 2012, at HOLY SPIRIT-HOLY NAME CATHOLIC CHURCH, 600 E. Kimberly Avenue, Kimberly, with Fr. David Beaudry officiating. Friends may call directly at the church on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services. Interment will be in Holy Name Catholic Church Cemetery, Kimberly. In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established in her name. The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the staff at Rennes Health Center, Heartland Hospice and St. Elizabeth Hospital, for their loving care.
Jansen Fargo Funeral Home
204 E. Kimberly Avenue
Dear Mom and Grandma, Words cannot express how much we will miss you. But you will live on in our hearts forever, Your loving family.