Lucille Knapke, 94, Fort Recovery, Ohio, died on May 6, 2016, at Village Green Health Campus, Greenville, Ohio.
She was born February 6, 1922, in Fort Recovery, OH, to William and Veronica (Recker) Sonderman. On June 4, 1946, she married Sylvester Knapke, who died February 17, 1980.
Surviving are her six children, Tom (Linda) Knapke of Englewood, OH, Steve (Dorothy) Knapke of Fort Recovery, OH, Ken (Pat) Knapke of Fort Recovery, OH, Dave (Kelly) Knapke of Richmond, IN, Dan (Susan) Knapke of Clayton, OH and Karen (Brian) Laycock of Tipp City, OH; her 21 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren.
Also preceding her in death are her grandson, Scott Knapke and her two sisters, Sr. Rita Sonderman and Helen Nordenbrock.
Lucille was a 1939 graduate of Fort Recovery High School. She then graduated from Miami Jacobs Business College, Dayton, Ohio and did secretarial work and clerked in her father's store, the former Sonderman's Dry Goods, Fort Recovery.
Lucille was a member of the Daughters of Isabella Circle 810, Fort Recovery and the Maria Stein Adoration Guild, Maria Stein. She was a life long member of Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church, Fort Recovery, the church's Altar Sodality and choir for over sixty years. Her faith and family were most important to her.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 am Monday, May 9, 2016 at Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church, Fort Recovery, with Fr. Ned Brown officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Calling is 2:00 pm-6:00 pm Sunday and 9:00am to 10:00 am Monday at Brockman - Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery, Ohio. A Daughters of Isabella prayer service will be held at 4:00 pm Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions can be made to Mary Help Of Christians Catholic Church.
Condolences may be directed to www.brockmanboeckmanfh.com