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Donna M. Knettel – Obituary

Name: Donna M. Knettel

Age: 90

Born: 11-16-1929

Died: 02-03-2020

Country Manor Chapel, Sartell, Minnesota

Country Manor Chapel, Sartell, Minnesota

Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Donna M. Knettel, 90, of St. Cloud will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Country Manor Healthcare and Retirement Center Chapel in Sartell.  Donna passed away peacefully with family by her side on Monday, February 3, 2020.  Entombment will be in Assumption Cemetery, St. Cloud.
Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday at Country Manor Chapel.
Donna was born on November 16, 1929 in St. Paul, Minnesota to the late Joseph and Alice (Wurtz) Hagen. She graduated from Cathedral High School.  Donna married Harold J. Knettel on November 22, 1949 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud.  She lived in the St. Cloud area all of her married life and was employed as a Physical Therapist at the St. Cloud Hospital for many years.  She and Harry owned and operated Harry’s Place in St. Cloud.  Donna was a member of St. Michael’s Parish and past member of St. Anthony’s Parish.  She was a member of the Christian Women and Catholic United Financial.
Donna enjoyed playing cards (500 with her friends and UNO with her great grandchildren), playing bingo, casino trips and doing ceramics.  She will be remembered for her spunky personality, sense of humor, giving of memorable nicknames to Country Manor staff and love of family.
She is survived by her daughter, Cindy (Dwight) Griffis of Fernandina Beach, Florida; seven grandchildren, Shellie, Hannah, Melanie, Erica, Jason, Jesse and Janelle; 17 great grandchildren; siblings, Virginia “Ginnie” Meyer of Sauk Rapids, Leon (Madeline) Hagen of St. Cloud and Harold of New Mexico.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry in 1993; sons, Kevin in 1990 and Steve in 2008; and seven brothers, Ser, Bob, Jim, Roger, Gary, Richard and Tom Hagen.
A heartfelt thank you to the staffs of Country Manor Garden Cottage and CentraCare Hospice for their loving care.

Guestbook for Donna M. Knettel

John Meyer
, Friend
February 8, 2020, 10:47 pm
My deepest sympathy to family of Donna Knettel. I will be bringing a sympathy card and money for masses for Donna to Daniel's Funeral Home to pass onto family.
Blanche Hagen
February 8, 2020, 1:54 am
Cindy Shellie, and family so sorry for the loss of your Mother,and Grandmother. Donna was so funny,we had many great times . When we moved to Roseville She came at least one a month for the weekend.We always had a great time .May you all find comfort in the wonderful memories you all have. The Children and I shared some this week. Bless you all, Donna Rest.
St. Anthony Council 265, Catholic United Financial
, Friends
February 7, 2020, 1:20 am
Our sympathy to Donna's daughter, grandchildren and siblings. We will have two masses offered for the repose of her soul.
Kathy Hanaman
February 4, 2020, 7:04 pm
I knew Donna through Cindy. She was full of spunk and loved by so many. Cherished her Florida family visits especially the last three weeks. God bless her family and may she Rest In Peace.

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