Saturday, January 18th, 2020
Leona M. (Stukenborg) Knapke, age 93, of St. Henry, passed away Thursday, January 16, 2020 at Briarwood Village, Coldwater.
She was born October 29, 1926 in St. Henry to the late Frank & Clara (Schockman) Stukenborg. On July 23, 1949 she married Louis J. "Luke" Knapke, and he died September 11, 1998.
Leona is survived by children: Dale & Mary Knapke of Sidney, Diane & Tom Hartman of Port Clinton, Dave Knapke of St. Henry, Ken & Joan Knapke of Sidney, Don & Cathy Knapke of Ft. Recovery, Cindy & Ed Bergman of New Bremen, Barb Knapke of Butte, MT, Lois & Terry Hemmelgarn of Chagrin Falls, a daughter-in-law, Jean Knapke of Marietta, 26 grandchildren and 51 great grandchildren. She is also survived by siblings and in-laws, Dorothy Buening of Coldwater, Arthur & Joyce Stukenborg of St. Henry, and Francis Vondrell of Kettering.
Leona is preceded in death by a son, Michael Knapke, a daughter-in-law Kathy Knapke, two grandchildren, Chloe and Nick, and two great grandchildren, Brittany and Brenda, as well as siblings and in-laws, Father Robert Stukenborg, Marcella Riley, Margaret & Hugo Schoenlein, William & Donna Stukenborg, Adeline & Robert Reigelsperger, Ernest Buening, and Luke Vondrell.
She was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church, St. Henry. Leona was a devoted mother and a loving grandmother. She was a giving person, and loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 AM on Monday, January 20, 2020 at St. Henry Catholic Church, St. Henry. Burial will follow in St. Henry Cemetery.
Friends may call on Monday, January 20, from 9:00 to 11:00 am at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home in St. Henry.
Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Care.
Condolences may be left at hogenkampfh.com.