Violet Knickrehm


Violet Knickrehm, 89, of Mitchell, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, at Firesteel Healthcare Center in Mitchell.

Funeral services were held Friday, Oct. 19, at Zion Lutheran Church in Mitchell. Visitation was held prior to the service at the church. Burial was at Graceland Cemetery in Mitchell. The arrangements were by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Violet Irene Knickrehm was born May 16, 1929, in Mitchell to Otto and Alma (Gerlach) Knickrehm. She grew up on the farm attending country school. She graduated from Mitchell High School in 1947 and then attended Nettleton Business College in Sioux Falls. She was employed by the Dan Dugan Company in Sioux Falls until moving to St. Louis in 1962. In St. Louis she was employed at the Lutheran Hour Ministries for 41 years. Violet had a passion for foreign missions and served as a missionary in East Germany, Poland, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Jordan, Alaska, Riga, Latvia, Russia and Slovakia. She moved back to Mitchell in 2011. 

She is survived by siblings, Harold Knickrehm of Boise, Idaho, Norman (Sondra) Knickrehm of Mitchell, Wilma (Lee) Buffington of Artesian, Irene (Ray) Hamann of Ortonville, Minn., Kenneth Knickrehm of Wichita, Kan., and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by siblings, Ruth and Rueben Knickrehm, Edna Knickrehm, Eileen and James Woods, Marvin and Carol Knickrehm; sister-in-law, Kay Knickrehm, and brother-in-law, Richard Ferguson.

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