Patricia M. "Patty" Knebel

Jan 28, 2018
Knebel, Patricia


Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 650 Stephan Avenue in Waterloo


4:00-700 p.m. Tuesday, January 30 at Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel, 3146 Kimball Ave. in Waterloo where a parish scripture service will be held at 6:30 p.m.  Visitation will continue after 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Church.


Garden of Memories Cemetery in Waterloo


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Patricia M. “Patty” Knebel, age 93, of Waterloo, died Sunday, January 28, 2018 at the Western Home Theusen Cottage in Cedar Falls. 

She was born March 8, 1924 in Charles City, IA., the daughter of Ernest and Grace (Hurst) Beagles.  Patty attended Charles City Schools and was united in marriage with Melvin Knebel on October 21, 1950 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Waterloo.  He preceded her in death on September 21, 2009. 

Patty was employed at Maxine’s Evansdale Grocery, Rath Packing Company and was a homemaker.  She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church where she served in the Rosary Society and had taught CCD classes.  Patty was a volunteer at Covenant Medical Center gift shop for over 30 years and also volunteered at the UAW Local 838 Union Hall.  She enjoyed bowling, playing cards, working crossword puzzles, reading, traveling and spending time sharing coffee and visiting with friends. 

Survivors include a son, David (Patti) Knebel of Cedar Falls; four daughters, Becky (Mel Taylor) Werner of Evansdale, Kris Knebel of Cedar Falls, Nancy (Dan) Higgins of Evansdale and Kathie (Craig) Stevens of DeSoto, IA; eight grandchildren, Brooke (Mike), Brent (Chris), Brian (Tiffany), Kelsy, Luke, Dane (Rhandi), Abby (Bill) and Tyler; four great grandchildren, Risa, Noah, Emersyn, Jaxon and a great grandson due in March; a sister, Barbara Maroney of Oklahoma City, OK and a sister-in-law, Mary Knebel of Jesup. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a sister, Betty Rist and three brothers, Arnold, David and Ernest “Junior” Beagles.

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  1. CJ Brown | Mar 09, 2018

    My condolences to the family.  So sad to lose a dear loved one. Our God created us to live forever. Genesis 1:28. The resurrection is a great hope. John 5:28&29. One day our lost loved ones can live again. God will end suffering forever.  Revelation 21:3&4.  May peace be with ur family. 

  2. Diane Headington | Feb 06, 2018

    Kris,  I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother.  No matter how long we have them, we always want more.  Prayers to you and your family.

    Diane (former co-worker at UNI)

  3. Angie Wagaman | Jan 30, 2018

    Kathie, we are thinking of you and your family. 


    Your Iowa Clinic Family 

  4. Diann Crowe Fischels | Jan 30, 2018
    So sorry for your loss.  I wish I could come see you all.  Recently had flu and still coughing. Will be thinkig of you in prayers.
  5. Allison Ketter | Jan 29, 2018
    Kathie am so sorry for your lost. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
  6. Carolina W | Jan 29, 2018

    Sad to read of your mother's passing. You will be in my prayers as you walk through these next days.


    UNI co-worker of Kris

  7. Betty Raffield | Jan 29, 2018
    Im so sorry to hear my god mother passed away. She was one of the sweetest ladies there was. So many memories of her folks and us. Remembering days i stayed with her. So strange she died the day we buried my dad in charles city. He always thought alot of your folks.wish i was there but long ways to come god bless to the whole family.

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