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Margoth R. Kniep – July 7, 1922 to November 16, 2020
Margoth (Margie) Kniep, a survivor of war-torn East Prussia during WW2, has returned Home to be with her beloved husband George Kniep and her other loved ones who passed from this life before her.
Born in Schippenbeil, East Prussia, she and her father fled from their home and almost didn’t survive a long, cold, and scary journey on foot across East Prussia before it became part of Poland. They made it to Kiel, Germany where her brother and his family had a home and her mother and two sisters were waiting for them. Later, with her parents and sisters, they made Ummendorf, Germany their home. For a while, she was made to work in a farmer’s field harvesting beets to help out the devastated country’s food shortage. She never, ever forgot those difficult experiences and was absolutely against war for any reason because in her mind, there was never a good reason to go to war.
A few years after the war, Margie decided to immigrate to America where the hope for a better life was calling. She lived with relatives in Lincoln, Nebraska for a few years, learning English and becoming a practical nurse caring for sick children in Lincoln’s hospital. She met her husband, who was farming outside of Byron, Nebraska, and after marrying in 1959, they lived many happy years together. When he passed on in 2001, she found a home in Colorado with her daughter Heidi and family.
Margie leaves behind relatives who saw her as a loving mother, grandmother (Oma), great-grandmother, mother-in-law, and aunt. We say good-bye until we all meet again when we return Home to where there is Infinite Love. Joyful Journey of Reunion to a beautiful soul! Oma, we will miss you very much.
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