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Myrleene J Schmidt Knippa
Birth: Jan. 1, 1929
DeWitt County
Texas, USA
Death: Jan. 26, 2011
Corpus Christi
Nueces County
Texas, USA

Myrleene J. Schmidt Knippa passed away on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 in Corpus Christi, Texas. She was born on a family farm, January 1, 1929, in Yoakum, Texas out in the Dreyer Community, and she was a graduate of Yoakum High School, class of 1946. She also received a real estate certification from Del Mar College. We liked to say that Myrleene danced her way through life. Whatever the music, she could dance to it all. Dancing was her passion. She was also an excellent domino player, a talented seamstress, and an exceptional cook. She was a resident of Corpus Christi, Texas for 65 years. Myrleene was employed by HEB Grocery Company Corporate Offce, Deville Real Estate, and D. Windship Company. She was a member of the American Legion Women's Auxillary and a charter member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Minnie Hillen Schmidt of Yoakum, her sister Delores Schmidt Nolte of Yoakum, an infant sister, and her husband Daniel John Knippa.

She is survived by son, Danny Knippa (Rosemary) of Corpus Christi, Texas, daughter, Wanda Knippa Polasek (Richard) of Saint Hedwig, Texas, daughter, Terri Knippa Moody of College Station, Texas, son-in-law, Foy Harley Moody, Jr., husband, Joseph Santore, brother-in-law James Nolte, Yoakum, Texas, grandchildren, Autumn Rose Moody, Dr. Lamar K. Moody, Daniel Kacy Moody and Holly Knippa McCoy. She was also blessed with four great granddaughters and one on the way.

We would like to give special thanks to Frances Mir, Mir Senior Services, who was always there for comfort and support.

Services will be held on Saturday, January 29, 2011 at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Corpus Christi, Texas with viewing at 9:00 A.M. and services at 10:00 A.M.

A graveside service will be held at Restland Memorial Cemetery in Yoakum, Texas at 3:00 P.M. that same day.

Family links: 
  Walter Harry Schmidt (1900 - 1968)
  Minnie Martha Hillen Schmidt (1903 - 1982)
  Daniel John Knippa (1923 - 1997)
  Infant Daughter Schmidt (1926 - 1926)*
  Myrleene J Schmidt Knippa (1929 - 2011)
  Delores Velma Schmidt Nolte (1936 - 2010)*
*Calculated relationship
Restland Memorial Park
Lavaca County
Texas, USA
Created by: Bobbie Camp Floyd
Record added: Jan 28, 2011
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