Janet K. Knecht
Eureka- Janet K. Knecht, 72, of Eureka, IL passed away peacefully
from this life at 3:50a.m. on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at
the Eureka Apostolic Christian Home with her husband and 5 sons by
She was born on January 10, 1942 in Peoria, IL a daughter of
George and Fannie Rinkenberger Wiegand. She married Richard
S. Knecht on January 29, 1961 in Gridley, IL. He survives
Also surviving are five sons, Sam Knecht of Washburn, IL;
Mike(Lisa) Knecht of rural Secor; Tim(Kathy) Knecht of Bloomington;
Tom Knecht of Washburn; Jim(Kim) Knecht of rural Washburn; one
sister, Shirley Alltop of Pontiac; three brothers, Marvin(Joan)
Wiegand of Taylor, MO; Dale(Freidora) Wiegand of Eureka; Keith
Wiegand of Tulsa, OK; 10 grandchildren, Samantha, Landon, Carly,
Maddi, Delaney, Lucas, Kourtney, Jadie, Jesse, Kody; two great
grandchildren, Selah and Miley.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Janet was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and
She volunteered at the Eureka Apostolic Christian Home and
Advocate Eureka Hospital.
She loved spending time baking and shopping with her
grandchildren. Janet will always be remembered for putting the
needs of others before herself and her ability to make people feel
comfortable and welcome with just a smile. Janet lived a life of
great faith in the Lord Jesus and set a wonderful example for her
children and grandchildren to follow. She will be greatly missed
and never forgotten by those who loved her.
She was a member of the Eureka Apostolic Christian Church where
funeral services will be held at 10:00a.m. on Wednesday, February
12, 2014. Church ministers will officiate. Visitation will be held
from 4-8p.m. on Tuesday February 11, 2014 at Argo-Ruestman-Harris
Funeral Home in Eureka and from 9-9:45a.m. on Wednesday at the
church. Burial will be in the Roanoke Apostolic Christian
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Eureka
Apostolic Christian Home. Online condolences may be sent to the
family at www.ruestmanharrisfuneralhome.com.
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