Violet Knickrehm, 89, of Mitchell, SD, died Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Firesteel Healthcare Center in Mitchell.
Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Friday, October 19, 2018 at Zion Lutheran Church in Mitchell. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery in Mitchell. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.
Violet Irene Knickrehm was born May 16, 1929 in Mitchell to Otto and Alma (Gerlach) Knickrehm. She grew up on the farm attending country school. She graduated from Mitchell High School in 1947 and then attended Nettleton Business College in Sioux Falls. She was employed by Dan Dugan Company in Sioux Falls until moving to St. Louis in 1962 where she was employed by the Lutheran Hour Ministries for 41 years. Violet had a passion for foreign missions and served as a missionary in East Germany, Poland, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Jordan, Alaska, Riga, Latvia, Russia and Slovakia. She moved back to Mitchell in 2011. Violet enjoyed playing cards, Scrabble, knitting and volunteering at the Orphan Grain Train.
She is survived by siblings, Harold Knickrehm of Boise, ID, Norman (Sondra) Knickrehm of Mitchell, Wilma (Lee) Buffington of Artesian, Irene (Ray) Hamann of Ortonville, MN, Kenneth Knickrehm, Wichita, KS and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by siblings, Ruth and Rueben Knickrehm, Edna Knickrehm, Eileen and James Woods, Marvin and Carol Knickrehm, sister-in-law, Kay Knickrehm and brother-in-law, Richard Ferguson.