Obituaries

Patricia Knigge

Woonsocket

Patricia “Pat” Knigge, 78, of Woonsocket, died Jan. 7, 2018, at the Prairie View Healthcare Community in Woonsocket.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Jan. 10 at 11 a.m., in the Basham Funeral Home at Woonsocket, with Rev. Rhonda Wellsandt-Zell officiating. Visitation was one hour prior to the service. Burial was in the St. Wilfrid Catholic Cemetery.

Pat Knigge was born on Aug. 24, 1939, at Huron, to Delbert and Kathryn (Nelson) Moe. She grew up on a farm in Silver Creek Township northwest of Woonsocket with her parents and brother, Doug. She helped her mother with the cooking and housework, along with chicken chores.

The county grade school Pat attended was a few miles from the farm. In her youth, she enjoyed playing the accordion, and her favorite childhood pastime was playing with the family dogs. Pat graduated from Woonsocket High School, and after graduation, she lived in Sioux Falls and worked at the School for the Blind.

On July 12, 1969, Pat was united in marriage to Raymond “Sonny” Knigge in Woonsocket. They made their home in Woonsocket and raised one son, Tully.

Pat was a lifelong and faithful member of the Bethany Lutheran Church, was active in Faith Circle, and worked on mission projects.

She moved to Prairie View Care Center in June of 2004 and was the longest residing resident. While there, she especially enjoyed playing Bingo and dominos.

Pat is survived by one son, Tully Knigge, of Mitchell, and one brother, Doug (Kay) Moe, of Brookings.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Sonny in 1990.

Mark Maneke

Kalamazoo, Mich.

Mark Maneke, 50, of Kalamazoo, Mich., died Saturday Jan. 6, 2018.

Funeral services will be Thursday, Jan. 11, at the Betzler Life Story Funeral Home in Kalamazoo, with burial at Alamo Cemetery. Visitation with family present will be on Wednesday, Jan. 10, from 5-8 p.m., also at the funeral home.

Mark Maneke was born July 7, 1967, in Kalamazoo, Mich., to Douglas and Trena (Oudekert) Maneke. Raised in Parchment, he attended local schools. He earned his GED from Kalamazoo Central School.

Mark and Carmen were married Aug. 30, 1997, in Hill City. Shortly after their marriage, Mark curtailed his drinking and became sober. His life experiences and his being a social and outgoing person made him a great mentor to others facing the same struggles. He survived a heart attack at the age of 46, but always maintained a positive outlook.

Mark loved cars and motorcycles and was a huge fan of NASCAR. He enjoyed baseball and a wide array of music from rap to classic rock. He was deeply devoted to family.

He is survived by his wife, Carmen; two sisters, Lisa (Mark) Snedeker and Jodi (Derek) Nestich; brother, Todd Maneke; mother, Trena Allan; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Douglas.

Death notice

Patti Knigge

Patti Knigge, 78, of Woonsocket, died Sunday, Jan. 7, at Prairie View Healthcare Community in Woonsocket.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, Jan. 10, at 11 a.m., at the Basham Funeral Chapel in Woonsocket with Pastor Rhonda Wellsandt-Zell officiating. Burial will be in St. Wilfrid Catholic Cemetery in Woonsocket.