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 Germantown, IL


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Alvin H. "Pete" Kniepmann


  Visitation:  Friday, December 11, 2009         4:00-9:00 PM
                    Saturday, December 12, 2009    8:00-9:45 AM
                    Moss Funeral Home, Germantown

  Services:   Saturday, December 12, 2009    10:00 AM
                    St. Boniface Catholic Church, Germantown



Alvin H. “Pete” Kniepmann, 72, of Osage Beach, MO and formerly of Germantown, died Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at his home. 

Mr. Kniepmann was born August 10, 1937 in Germantown to Bernadine (Duepmann) and Arthur Kniepmann, Sr.; they preceded him in death. 

Also preceded in death by, brothers, Elmer Kniepmann, Robert Kniepmann, and Arthur Kniepmann, Jr.; sisters-in-law, Doris Kniepmann and Delores Kniepmann; and a brother-in-law, Bernard Hemann. 

He is survived by his wife Theresa Robben whom he married on December 29, 1959 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Germantown; daughters, Sheila (Dr. Brett) Gruender of Highland and Sharon (Jerry) Henrichs of Germantown; a son, Rod (Lynda) Kniepmann of Ballwin, MO; 6 Grandchildren, Stephanie and Allison Gruender, Jessica and Jordan Henrichs, Ryan and Andrew Kniepmann; sisters, Alice (Leo) Willhelm of Mascoutah and Marian Hemann of Highland; a brother, Ray (Helen) Kniepmann of Florida; a sister-in-law, Estelle Kniepmann of St. Louis; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Pete was the former co-owner/operator of Kniepmann’s Shell Country Store and IGA in Germantown, a part-time farmer, and groundskeeper at Osage National Golf Course in the Lake of the Ozarks, and was a Veteran of the United States Army. 

He was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church. He was a former member of the following organizations, the Germantown Kernel Nut Club, Germantown American Legion Post 325, President of the Cayman Beach Subdivision, and Board Member of Osage Beach in Camden County, MO. 

He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and also spent many hours on the golf course. 

Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, December 12, 2009 at 10:00 AM at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Germantown with Fr. James Buerster officiating.  Interment will follow in St. Boniface Cemetery. 

Visitation will be Friday, December 11, 2009 from 4:00-9:00 PM and again on Saturday, December 12, 2009 from 8:00-9:45 AM at the Moss Funeral Home in Germantown. 

Memorials can be made to the Clinton County Relay for Life and will be received at the funeral home.



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