Obit: Schwarz, Jenny (1928 - 2015)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Anderson, Billon, Damore, Johnson, Knepper, Manquso, Schwarz, Stefancin, Willger, Ziggers

----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 5/28/2015

Schwarz, Jenny "Patricia" (Damore) Knepper (22 FEB 1928 - 21 MAY 2015)

Jenny "Patricia" Schwarz, 87, of Dorchester died on Thursday, May 21 at her home.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, May 28 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford with Father Gerard Willger and Deacon Joseph Stefancin officiating. Burial will take place at Molitor Catholic Cemetery in Molitor. Visitation will take place from 9 until 10:45 a.m. on Thursday at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford.

Joey, Steve, Bob and Brian Knepper will serve as pallbearers.

The former Jenny Damore was born on Feb. 22, 1928 in Omaha, Neb. to the late Joseph and Mary (Manquso) Damore. She graduated from Evanston High School in Evanston, Ill.

Her first marriage took place at St. Nicholas Church in Evanston to Philip J. Knepper Sr, and he preceded her in death in 1979. Her second marriage to Leon Schwarz took place in Clark County and he preceded her in death in 2002

Patricia met her first husband Philip in Evanston. They then moved to Morton Grove, Ill. After her marriage to Leon, they settled in Dorchester, where they owned their house and also a cabin on a lake. Patricia enjoyed painting, antique jewelry and artifacts, cooking Italian dishes and planting her flowers. She loved nature and reading.

She is survived by her children, Steve (Lori) Knepper of Skokie, Ill., Eugene (Sharon) Knepper of Titusville, Fla., Robert “Bob” Knepper of Dorchester, Joseph (Kate) Knepper of Glenview, Ill. and Mary (Rodney) Anderson of the town of Hammel; step-children, Bruce Schwarz of Curtiss, Cynthia (Ray) Johnson of Medford and Brian Schwarz of Withee; and brothers, Veto Damore of Florida and Ronnie (Pat) Damore of Illinois, Patricia is further survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other family and friends.

In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by a child, Philip J. “Corky” Knepper, Jr.; and siblings Stella Ziggers, Joan (Bob) Billon and Jack Damore.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Patricia’s family to be designated at a later date.

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