Mary “Jean” Knierim, 85, of Wauseon, Ohio, passed into heaven on Monday, December 30, 2019. Jean was born in Racine, Wisconsin, on May 21, 1934, the only child of George and Carrie Mohr .
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her life centered around her family enjoying time spent at the cottage on Deep Lake and gatherings to celebrating birthdays and holidays. She enjoyed playing cards and was an avid reader. Jean was a homemaker for many years, worked in the family business of Osborn Drugs, and later became employed at the Fulton County Health Center in the Human Resources Department where she retired.
She will be greatly missed by her husband of 62 years, Harold F. Knierim, sons, Daniel (Cathy) Knierim of Fayette, Ohio, Philip (Lori) Knierim of Wauseon, Ohio, and Michael (Robin) Knierim of Wauseon, Ohio. She is also survived by her grandchildren Bradley (Amanda) Knierim, Stacey (Dustin) Schroeder, Craig (Tiffany) Knierim, Aubrey Knierim, Grant Knierim and Kyle Knierim, 9 great grandchildren, and special sisters-in-law, Mary Jane Grieser, Ruth Knierim and Judy Knierim. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandson, Matthew Knierim.
Visitation for Jean will be held from 2:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. on Thursday, January 2, 2020 at the Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday at Christ United Methodist Church, with Pastor Michael Berne, officiating. Interment will be private in the Wauseon Union Cemetery. For those wishing to make a contribution in Jean’s memory may consider CHP-Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice or Alzheimer’s Association. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.grisierfh.com.
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