Vanna (Sprengeler) Knacke, age 68, of New Auburn, wife of Kraig Knacke, passed away on Wednesday, August 9, 2017, at Oak Terrace Health Care Center in Gaylord.
Funeral Service will be Monday, August 14, 2017, 1:30 P.M. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Auburn with interment in High Island Cemetery in New Auburn.
Visitation will be Sunday, August 13, 2017, from 1:00 P.M.-5:00 P.M. at the church and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday.
Vanna Jean (Sprengeler) Knacke was born on September 28, 1948, in Glencoe, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Vernon and Ordell (Borchert) Sprengeler Bressler. Vanna was baptized as an infant on October 10, 1948, at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg, Minnesota, and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth. She received her education in Glencoe and was a graduate of the Glencoe High School Class of 1966.
On October 22, 1966, Vanna was united in marriage to Kraig Knacke at Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Auburn. After their marriage, the couple resided in Berkeley, California. In 1968, they moved to New Auburn. Vanna and Kraig were blessed with four children, Troy, Michelle, Clint, and Mindy. They shared 50 years of marriage.
Vanna was employed at Telex in Glencoe, was a licensed day care provider, worked at HTI in Hutchinson, and Starkey’s in Glencoe.
Vanna was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Auburn and was on the Altar Guild and a member of WELCA.
Vanna enjoyed playing Scrabble, Words with Friends on her iPad, watching her favorite TV shows, cooking and baking comfort foods for her family and friends. No one ever starved! She cherished the time she spent with her children and their families.
Vanna passed away on Wednesday, August 9, 2017, at Oak Terrace Health Care Center in Gaylord at the age of 68 years. Blessed be her memory.
Vanna is survived by her:
Husband, Kraig Knacke of New Auburn, MN;
Children, Troy Knacke and his wife, Sheila of Gaylord, MN,
Michelle Rischmiller and her husband, David of New Auburn, MN,
Clint Knacke and his wife, Michelle of Minnetrista, MN,
Mindy Knacke and her significant other, Dean Lemke of Waverly, MN;
Mother, Ordell Bressler of Gaylord, MN;
Grandchildren, Tory and Ty Knacke, Larissa (Ben) Eberhard, Claire Becker, Amanda Rischmiller and her significant other, Mike Hamlin, Jen (Joey) Schauer, Zach (Jill) Rischmiller, Brooke and Kayla Knacke, Lexi Lemke;
Great-Grandchildren, Izabella and Scarlett Hamlin, Jack, Lucas, and Johnny Schauer, Max and Hadley Rischmiller;
Nieces, Nephews, other relatives and friends.
Vanna was preceded in death by her Father, Vernon Sprengeler; Step Father, Glen Bressler; Uncle, Duane Borchert; Father-In-Law and Mother-In-Law, Herman and Myrtle Knacke; and Brother-In-Law, Roger Knacke; and Sister-In-Law, Kathy Knacke.
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