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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Willmar H. Knetter 92, Piper

  • Willmar H. Knetter passed away April 22, 2013 at his home in Piper, Kan. where he spent his life farming.
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  • Willmar H. Knetter
    92, Piper
    Willmar H. Knetter passed away April 22, 2013 at his home in Piper, Kan. where he spent his life farming. He loved his fishing trips and spending time with friends and family. Willmar was born January 1, 1921 to John and Emma Knetter. He married his wife of 60 years Dorothy Orlowski on May 17, 1947.
    He was a life long member of St. Martin Lutheran Church Piper, Kan.
    Survivors include his six children Cheryl S. Gibson (Tom), Lenexa KS; Steven M. Knetter (Kathy), Piper, KS; Nancy L. Daly (Steve), Lenexa, KS; Paula P. Dougherty (Michael), Lenexa, KS; Kenneth J. Knetter (Jo Beth), Tonganoxie, KS, Christopher A. Knetter, (Ronna), Piper, KS, 12 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his twin brother William Knetter.
    He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy and his sister Harriet.
    Family will receive friends Wednesday, April 24, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Davis Funeral Chapel, 531 Shawnee Street, Leavenworth, KS. Funeral service will be held Thursday, April 25, at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Martin Lutheran Church, K-7 and Hollingsworth Road, Kansas City, KS. Burial will follow at Mt. Muncie Cemetery.
    Memorial contributions may be given to St. Martin Lutheran Church, 13849 Hollingsworth Road, Kansas City, KS 66109.
    Condolences may be sent to www.davisfuneralchapelinc.com.

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