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780 12th St. SW
P.O. Box 822
Le Mars, IA 51031
Phone: 712-546-4903
Fax: 712-546-4710
Kenneth Kneip

Kenneth Nicholas Kneip

Tuesday, August 18th, 1936 - Tuesday, November 24th, 2020
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Le Mars, Iowa – Kenneth Kneip, 84, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at Floyd Valley Healthcare in Le Mars. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, November 27, 2020 at All Saints Catholic Parish-St. Joseph Church, Le Mars. Father Bruce Lawler will celebrate Mass. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Le Mars. Visitation with the family present will begin at 4 p.m. on Thursday, with a rosary at 5 p.m. and a Scriptural Prayer Service at 7 p.m., all at the church. Masks and social distancing will be required.

Kenneth Nicholas Kneip was born on August 18, 1936, on a farm near Le Mars, Iowa, the son of Peter N. and Alvina (Plendl) Kneip. He attended St. Joseph school and continued his lifelong career in farming.

On January 7, 1961, Kenneth and Sally Roling were united in marriage at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Remsen, Iowa. The couple made their home South of Le Mars. Kenneth enlisted in the United States Army National Guard with Company K.

Along with grain farming, Kenneth raised hogs and chickens. He was a member of All Saints Catholic Parish in Le Mars. He enjoyed farming, playing cards and watching his grandchildren’s activities.

Grateful to have shared his life with his wife of 59 years, Sally Kneip of Le Mars, IA; three daughters, Laurie Marsh of Overland Park, KS, Susan and Dave Irwin of Le Mars, IA and Judy and Mike Hubbard of Sioux Falls, SD; grandchildren, Haley Marsh, Nathan, Jacob, Alex Irwin and Austin, Ayden Hubbard; two sisters-in-law, Janice Kneip and Connie Kneip of Le Mars, IA; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Linda Kneip; a sister, Marlene Harpenau; brothers, Roddy, Norman and Gary; sister-in-law, Carol Kneip; and brother-in-law, LeRoy Harpenau.

Memorials may be directed to All Saints Parish, Le Mars, Iowa.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, November 26th, 2020 | 4:00pm
    Thursday, November 26th, 2020 4:00pm
    All Saints Catholic Parish - St. Joseph Church
    605 Plymouth St E
    LE MARS, IA 51031
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    There will be a rosary at 5 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m. Masks and social distancing are required.
  • Service

    Friday, November 27th, 2020 | 10:30am
    Friday, November 27th, 2020 10:30am
    All Saints Catholic Parish - St. Joseph Church
    605 Plymouth St E
    LE MARS, IA 51031
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    There will be one hour of visitation prior to the funeral. Masks and social distancing are required. The funeral Mass will be livestreamed at It will also be recorded and placed on this webpage.
    Fr. Bruce Lawler
  • Interment

    Calvary Cemetery
    900 Plymouth Street E
    LE MARS, IA 51031
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Posted at 01:35pm
sorry to hear about your loss

Posted at 05:32pm
Sally——thinking of you and your family. Sorry to hear about Ken. Know that he is in good hands. My sympathy. Nancy Pick

Mary Marsh

Posted at 11:11pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Mary and Jim, Dawn ie, Mary Ann, Marcia and Ed.
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Bill and Jamie(Pick) Anderson

Posted at 09:52pm
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time.

Dave Bruggeman

Posted at 11:07am
Godspeed to our friend, neighbor, handyman, lumberyard, sweet corn grower, proud pops, and great man.

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