DatesSeptember 19, 1942 - March 13, 2008
Clarie Jo Knecht was born September 19, 1942 at Gettysburg, SD to Vincent and Florence (Timp) Frost. She attended school at Hoven, SD and graduated from Hoven High School in 1960. In 1961 she graduated from St. Mary’s School of Nursing in Pierre, then was a nurse at Gettysburg Memorial Hospital. On January 19, 1963, she married Harvey Knecht at St. John’s Lutheran Church at Selby, SD. She was employed in the radiation department and was a surgical assistant at the Bowdle Hospital. She was a clinic nurse in Bowdle and Hoven and was a nurse and worked in the Administration Office at the Bowdle Nursing Home. She also farmed with her husband near Hoven from 1963 until 1999 when they moved to Mitchell, where she was a nurse at Avera Queen Of Peace Hospital. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Selby, First Lutheran Church in Mitchell and was active in Bible Study.
She is survived by her husband, Harvey; two children, Paul Knecht and his wife, Kim of Pierre, SD, Geri Beck and her husband, Doug of Mitchell, SD and four grandchildren: Carolina and Eric Beck and Cartney and Carter Knecht. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Dan Frost and an infant daughter, Mary Elizabeth.
Sunday, March 16, 2008
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
Prayer Service ~ 6:00 PM
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota
Monday, March 17, 2008
First Lutheran Church
411 North Duff Street
Mitchell, South Dakota
Saint John's Lutheran Church
Tuesday, March 18, 2008 ~ 1:00 PM
Selby, South Dakota
CemeteryServicemen's Memorial Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota
entry posted by DAWN HANSON (CO-WORKER) on 06-21-2008
I LOVED WORKING & VISITING WITH CJ -WE HAD MANY WONDERFUL TALKS -SHE WAS JUST SO OPEN & EASY TO TALK TO. HARVEY -SHE LOVED YOU VERY MUCH & SHARED CRAZY STORIES ABOUT YOUR LIFE TOGETHER WITH US. WE MISS HER SMILE, HUMOR, & LAUGHTER EVERY DAY AT WORK - I THINK & PRAY FOR YOU OFTEN.
entry posted by Dr. Ross Crist and Staff on 03-18-2008
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May the love of friends give you comfort and the love of God give you peace.
entry posted by Terry Weisgram on 03-17-2008
Our Love and prayers go out to all of Caire Jo's family. Claire Jo was a very special aunt to Terry, and all of his siblings. We will always remember her as a fun loving, caring person, and so full of a perfect life. God bless all of you. We will have you all in our prayers and hearts always. with our deepest sympathy and love. Terry and Shelly and Family.
entry posted by Barb Seurer on 03-17-2008
Harvey and Family,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I always said Clare Jo was the best nurse. She worked for Dr Collins when I was pregnant with all four of our children. Claire was a great nurse and friend. I will always remember her as a happy go lucky person. My thoughts and prayers. Barb
entry posted by Drs Ron and Janell Beck on 03-16-2008
Our hearts were saddened to hear of the loss of such a special loved one. It is so difficult to lose one who has had such an influence in your life. The memories of her will be cherished for a lifetime. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time of adjustment.
With love and sympathy--Ron and Janell
entry posted by Fred and Coleen Harner on 03-16-2008
Clarie and I became very good friends when we worked together at the Bowdle Nursing Home 1989-1996. We laughed together a lot and would cry toigether when the need was there. She often would share her deep faith in God with me. More recently Harvey and Clarie visited in our home and she and I spent a day together when our husbands were busy with Dakota Fest. I will always cherish the memories of her quick wit and ready smile. Harvey, you and your family are surely in our thoughts and prayers. Fred and Coleen Harner
entry posted by Mary Spindler on 03-16-2008
Dear Harvey and family, We were so saddened to hear of Clarie Jo's death. I have so many fond memories of Clarie and feel privileged to have worked with her. She touched so many lives in such a positive way. We extend our sincere sympathy and will hold you up in prayer. Mary and Jim Spindler
entry posted by Al and Carol Reuer on 03-15-2008
What a beautiful person. It was truly our privelege to have known and shared many good heart to heart visits with Clarie Jo. She was one special person and has left an impact on many many lives by sharing her nursing talents with many patients. We are deeply saddened for you the family and extend our deepest sympathy. Our prayers are certainly with you during this difficult time. We plan on coming down to Mitchell sometime weather permitting.
All of love and prayers to each of you.
entry posted by Dr. Mary Roth on 03-15-2008
For the family of Claire Jo Knecht, The Black Hills District Dental Society and I would like to extend our deepest sympathy for your loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Mary Roth, DDS
entry posted by Dr. Steve Buechler on 03-15-2008
I want to extend the sympathy of the entire South Dakota Dental Association to Paul and the Entire Family. Dr. Steve Buechler
entry posted by Jodi Doering on 03-14-2008
Harvey and fanmily- I am so honored to have had the opportunity to know and work with CJ. Her smile and her energy have been contagious. I pray that we continue to carry that energy as we go forth. Never a day went by where she did not grin and wink at me- no matter how busy she was. God bless you all- Jodi Doering
entry posted by Bill Seurer on 03-14-2008
I am so saddened at the news. I have loads of fond memories of Claire Jo and she will be greatly missed.
entry posted by Mary Zimmer on 03-14-2008
I have so many wonderful memories of Claire Jo. We had alot of good times and bad times together. There was never a dull moment when Claire was around. I can not begin to tell you how much I will miss her. Just knowing that she was just a phone call away was so comforting to me. I really loved this lady and will miss her terribly. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.