Dorothy J. Kneyse

A funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel, 119 Kettle Moraine Drive South, Slinger, for Dorothy J. Kneyse (nee Goldsmith), of West Bend, formerly of Cedarburg, who entered into eternal peace on Friday, April 14, 2006 at Cedar Lake Health Care Center, at the age of 93. The Rev. Bernie J. Wendt is officiating. Interment will take place on at 11 a.m. Thursday at Graceland Cemetery. Visitation with family and friends will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday until the time of the service at the Phillip Funeral Home.

Dorothy was born on March 18, 1913 to Herbert and Cecilia (nee Beery) Goldsmith in Sioux 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 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 October 17, 1998, George passed away and later Dorothy moved to the Cedar Lake Health Care Center in October of 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.

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