Viginia M. "Ginny" Knebel

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Viginia M. "Ginny" Knebel

Mass of Christian Burial for Ginny Knebel, 88 year old long time Buffalo resident who passed away quietly at the Amie Holt Care Center Monday evening, surrounded by her family, will be celebrated on Saturday, June 14th at 10:00 a.m. from the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Buffalo, with Father Pete Johnson as Celebrant. A vigil service, Rosary and time of sharing will be held on Friday evening at 6:00 p.m. from the Catholic Church. Visitation will be held from the Harness Funeral Home on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Interment will be in Willow Grove Cemetery with graveside services to follow the Mass. A reception will be held after the interment at the Catholic Rec. Hall. Donations in Mrs. Knebel’s memory may be made to the Amie Holt Care Center in care of the Harness Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo. Condolences to the family may be left online at

Virginia Marie Knebel was born on November 23, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska to John and Louise Nelsen. She grew up and went to school in Omaha, where she graduated from high school at the age of 16. After high school she attended Business College for one year. She was married on December 30, 1944 in Omaha to Dr. John Knebel. John was in the military and Ginny lived in Omaha while John finished his first tour of duty. After the war they moved to John’s home town of Buffalo where he began his medical practice. They lived worked and raised their family in Buffalo. John passed away in August of 2004 and Ginny continued living in Buffalo until her death. She had been a resident at Amie Holt Care Center for the past month.

Ginny enjoyed Bridge and golf in her younger years and she and John traveled extensively. Ginny’s passion was spending time with her family and raising her kids, grand kids and great-grand kids.

She is survived by one daughter, Kathy Duncan and her husband Gary of Buffalo; one sister Margaret Oberst of Lingle, Wyoming; six grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one son, John D. Knebel, two sisters and one brother.

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