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Cornelius J. "Corney" Kniepmann


  Visitation:  Monday, June 23, 2008     4:00-900 PM
                    Tuesday, June 24, 2008    8:00-9:45 AM
                    Moss Funeral Home, Germantown

  Services:   Tuesday, June 24, 2008   10:00 AM
                    St. Boniface Catholic Church, Germantown



Cornelius J. “Corney” Kniepmann, 79, of Germantown, died Saturday, June 21, 2008 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville. 

Mr. Kniepmann was born April 9, 1929 in Germantown to Henry Kniepmann, Jr. and Regina Beckmann-Kniepmann- Boevingloh.; they preceded him in death. 

Also preceded in death by a brother, Robert Kniepmann, a sister, Dorothy K. Haselhorst, Step-father, Anthon Boevingloh, and brothers-in-law, Karl Haselhorst and Bill Ryan. 

He married Bernice “Bim” Thoele on October 9, 1951 at St. Boniface Church in Germantown; she survives in Germantown. 

Also surviving are his children, Judy (Duane) Kampwerth of Germantown, Janet (Will) Scoggins of Lakeland, FL, Gerald (Joyce) Kniepmann of Germantown, and John (Kerry) Kniepmann of Breese. 

10 Grandchildren, Greg Kampwerth, Beth (Mark) Tlapek, Jennifer Kampwerth, Jeff Kampwerth, Lisa Kampwerth, Kyle and Katie Kniepmann, Amber Rankin, Kysa Rankin, and Paige Kniepmann 

A brother, James (Reine) Kniepmann of St. Louis, and sisters, Patricia (Gerald) Venhaus of Collinsville, and Mary Ryan of Chatham 

Corney operated Mid-County Grain, INC in Germantown for 52 years and was the Owner/Operator for 36 years. 

He was a member of St. Boniface Church and Men’s Sodality and he also served as past president of the parish council, Member and Past Financial Secretary of Breese K of C Council 2869, Serve 12 years as an Alderman of the village of Germantown , Past Member of Germantown Community Development, Past Member of Germantown Business Association and he was partially responsible in opening a medical facility and egg plant in Germantown 

Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, June 24, 2008 at 10:00 AM at St. Boniface Church in Germantown with Fr. James Buerster officiating.  Interment will follow in St. Boniface Cemetery. 

Visitation will be Monday, June 23, 2008 from 4:00-9:00 PM and again on Tuesday, June 24, 2008 from 8:00-9:45 AM at the Moss Funeral Home in Germantown. 

Memorials can be made to Germantown First Responders, St. Boniface Cemetery, or the American Heart Association and will be received at the funeral home or by visiting



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