Nancy Carol Knepper

Feb 3, 1932 - Jan 8, 2006

Nancy C. Knepper Racine- Nancy Carol Knepper, 73, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, January 8, 2006. Nancy was born in Milwaukee on February 3, 1932 to the late Claire and Eva (nee: Scherzer) Shoemaker. For many years, she has been a resident of Racine. Nancy was an independent woman with great strength and character. She had a passion for gardening and working outdoors. Nancy was employed at Oak Ridge Care Center in Union Grove. The focus of her life was her children. She had a strong faith in God and was a longtime member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church. She will be greatly missed. Surviving are her children, Richard (Chris) Knepper of Florence; Beth (Jeff) Wyma of Merrill; Jeff (Cindy) Knepper of Sturtevant; Peter (Lynn) Knepper of Beloit; Andrew (Terri) Knepper and Jean Christensen, both of Racine; and Ann Knepper of Milwaukee; 21 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; brother, C. Jonathan (Sandra) Shoemaker of CA; sister, Charlyn (Martin) Petermann of MN; Marie Schubert of Milwaukee; aunt, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In accordance with Nancy’s wishes, private family memorial services will take place at Wisconsin Memorial Park in Milwaukee with Rev. John Roekle officiating. In memory of Nancy, memorials to First Ev. Lutheran Church are encouraged. A heartfelt note of thanks to Dr. Iftekhar Bader and Covenant Hospice for the wonderful care and support that was so warmly extended to our Mom at the end of her life. God bless all of you!