Joan C. Knors


April 1, 1932 - May 13, 2009



Joan C. Knors of Dousman died Wednesday, May 13, 2009, at Three Pillars Masonic Home in Dousman at age 77. She was born April 1, 1932, in Racine, the daughter of Charles and Ethel (nee Breidinger) Smith. 


Joan was united in marriage to James A. Knors on Oct. 21, 1950, at Holy Name Catholic Church in Racine; he preceded her in death in 2000. In 1949, she graduated from St. Catherine High School in Racine. She has lived in Dousman since 1973. Among her interests were  reading and books, and she owned Fondy Paperback Book Exchange in Fond du Lac until her retirement in 1993.


Joan will be sadly missed by her children, Linda Knors of Milwaukee, Randy (Marilyn) Knors of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Brian Knors of North Prairie; grandchildren, Melissa, Nicholas, Gregory, Jeremy, Mercedes and Noah; great-granddaughter, Kinslie; sisters, Doreen (Bernard) Archer of Gatesmills, Ohio, and Susan (James) Schmoll of Idylewild, Calif.; great-aunt, Joyce Breidinger; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends. 


In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Christina Gibbs.


Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 17, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. A rosary service will be held at 7 p.m. Visitation continues from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral Mass on Monday, May 18, at St. Paulís Catholic Church, highways 83 and D, Genesee Depot. The Rev. Mark Molling will preside. Interment will be in St. Paulís Cemetery in Genesee. 


Memorials may be made to Three Pillars, 400 N. Main St., Dousman, WI 53118.


For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to to leave an online tribute.