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Carol Kniss, 70 - July 11, 2007


Carol Jean Kniss, 70, of Centennial, CO, formerly of Gothenburg, died Friday, June 6, 2007, at Greenwood Village & Rehab Center in Centennial.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, July 13, at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Gothenburg with the Rev. Tom Harris officiating.
Register book will be available for signing on Thursday, July 12, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel of Gothenburg. The family will be receiving friends on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. at the home of Jack and Faye Kniss at 2319 Ave. H, Gothenburg.
A private family inurnment will take place at the Gothenburg Cemetery.
Kniss was born on Sept. 20, 1936, at Gothenburg to Paul J. Kniss and Pauline Hohnstein Kniss.
She graduated from Gothenburg High School in 1954 and attended Kearney State College the following year before transferring to Abbott Hospital in Minneapolis, MN, to study radiology.
After receiving her degree in 1959, she ventured to Rialto, CA, with Sandra Myrberg, to pursue her career.
While living in Rialto, she attended the Sunrise Church where she was a member of the church board and involved with teaching Sunday School.
Kniss was employed with Kaiser Permanente in Fontana, CA, for nearly 40 years. She devoted her life to her work, according to family members, and received her CRT and ARRT Radiological Technologist designations. She also received the Kaiser Permanente “Employee Of The Year” award.
?In May of 2003, she retired due to health reasons and moved to Centennial, where she resided for the remainder of her life.
?She had enjoyed traveling with her friends, Dorothy and Lori, as well as shopping and antique collecting, according to family members.
Kniss was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Pauline Kniss.
Survivors include: her brother, Jack (Faye) Kniss of Gothenburg; nephew, Jared Kniss of Omaha; niece, Julie McCoy and her five children of Simi Valley, CA; a special cousin, Jerry Hohnstein of Centennial; an aunt, Edith Glantz of Ottawa, KS; numerous other cousins.
Memorials are suggested to the First Baptist Church of Gothenburg.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.blase strauser.com. Arrangements have been placed in the care of Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel of Gothenburg.

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