Dorothy J. Kneyse

Dorothy J. Kneyse, nee Goldsmith, 93, of West Bend, formerly of Cedarburg, entered into eternal peace on Friday, April 14, 2006 at Cedar Lake Health Care Center,.

Dorothy was born on March 18, 1913 to Herbert and Cecilia (nee Beery) Goldsmith in Souix City, Iowa.

The family later moved to Pine City, Minn., where she spent part of her childhood, and then they resided in the Milwaukee area where she attended Lincoln High School with the class of 1931.

On Jan. 28, 1933, Dorothy married Joseph T. Weniger in Milwaukee, and the couple began a family of their own.

The family remained in Milwaukee, where Dorothy worked for the Boston Store initially as a candy maker. People would watch her work, as they would pass the store window, dipping bon-bons and making the various candies.

She was later promoted to working in the clerical area as a secretary.

After several years of Dorothy being an independent woman, she met and married George H. Kneyse on April 17, 1971 at Grace Lutheran Church in Milwaukee.

The couple settled in the Cedarburg area.

On Oct. 17, 1998, George passed away, and Dorothy moved to the Cedar Lake Health Care Center in October, 2003.

She loved various sporting events, especially watching the Bucks and Packers play, and she loved to read.

Above all, Dorothy loved devoting her time, love and energy to her grandchildren.

She will be deeply missed by her children, Thomas (Bonnie) Weniger of Clintonville, Renee (Bernie) Wendt of Slinger and Joseph (Mary) Weniger of Racine; her beloved grandchildren, Gary Weniger, Linda (Rick) Klingele, Patrick (Sue) Wendt, Michael (Becky) Wendt, Christine (Greg) Griswold, Cindy (Edward) Mangold, Jeffrey (Suzanne) Weniger and Jason Weniger; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren-to-be.

She is further survived by her brother-in-law, Helmuth Gierl of Brookfield; nieces; nephews; other special relatives and many dear friends.

Dorothy was greeted at the gates of heaven by her parents, both husbands, and two sisters, Gladys Gierl and Idabelle (Don) Mohr.

A funeral service to honor Dorothy will be held Wednesday, April 19, at 7 p.m. at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel, 119 Kettle Moraine Drive South, Slinger, with Deacon Bernie J. Wendt officiating.

Interment will take place on Thursday at 11 a.m. at Graceland Cemetery.

Visitation with family and friends will be held at the funeralhome on Wednesday from 4 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 7 p.m.

The family would like to extend their appreciation for memorials that are offered to the charity of the donorís choice in lieu of flowers.