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Carol Knier

Feb 11, 1928 - Nov 07, 2019


Carol Knier, age 91, of Sheboygan passed away Thursday morning November 7, 2019. Carol was born February 11, 1928 in Sheboygan to the late Fred and Mildred (Ruppel) Godeman. Carol attended Sheboygan schools and graduated from Central High School in 1946. Carol was united in marriage to Harold Knier on October 2, 1948 at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church; he preceded her in death on June 13, 2005. Carol was instrumental in opening the Sheboygan County Humane Society in 1960, she was passionate about caring for many dogs over the years and always enjoyed a dog of her own by her side. Carol had a strong work ethic and was employed by the Sheboygan Press for over 20 years.
Survivors include her two sons James (Traci) Knier of Madison and Terry (Judi) Knier of Sheboygan, grandchildren Alex and Kyle Knier both of Madison, Kayla (John) Schmitz of Sheboygan and Kevin (Elizabeth) Knier of Elm Grove, great-grandchildren Addilyn Cavanaugh, Deklen and Blate Schmitz and Quentin Knier.
Carol was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother Frederick and a sister-in-law Dorothy Neuman.
Private family services will be held. Entombment will take place in the Holy Cross Mausoleum.
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Gretchen Werner Schuttey

Sending condolences to the family of Carol Knier. I worked with Carol at the Sheboygan Press when I was a high school and college student. She was always so friendly and helpful to customers. Carol had such a great sense of humor and was usually smiling! She was a wonderful woman.

Evyn S.

To the Friends and Family of Carol, It is a joy working at Countryside Manor knowing that we provide a necessary service for those in need. However, reading Carol's obituary as touched my heart personally.. I read she was instrumental in establishing the Sheboygan County Humane Society, and had I knew this before today I would've shook her hand and thanked her for her kindness and empathy. I adopted one of my pets from a humane society and the workers and founders do not get nearly enough credit for the work they put in. Thank you, Carol! Additionally, knowing she worked at the Sheboygan Press is an added charm for me since I am a strong supporter of journalism. She clearly lived a fascinating, fulfilling, and happy life. May she rest in peace.

Karen McFadzen

Terry & Judi, thinking of you. Your mom is certainly over the rainbow bridge with the many dogs she helped through the years. I think of her fondly when I am volunteering at the shelter with the dogs and remember some of the stories that you told me about the early years. God bless her.

michael mcfadzen

Sympathies from Karen and I. She will be in a better place now. Never got to know your mom but she certainly would have been proud of you, Terry and your family. You all are in our prayers and thoughts.