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Rosetta M. Knehans

February 20, 1940 — January 13, 2023

Rosetta Madeline Knehans, 82, of Grand Island, NE passed away on Friday, January 13, 2023 at Prairie Winds Assisted Living of Doniphan, NE.

Memorial services will be held at 10 AM on Saturday, January 21, 2023 at Apfel Funeral Home in Grand Island with Rev. Bill Pavuk officiating. Inurnment of the ashes will follow in the Grand Island City Cemetery. Visitation will be an hour prior to the start of the service. Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation.

Rose was born on February 20, 1940 to Clint and Lana (McConnel) Loomis. She grew up in Boston, MA attending school at Atlantic Highlands and Everett High School.

She was united in marriage to James VonSeggern in July of 1959. To this union, three children were born: Kathy, Bernie and Eric. She later married Gene Knehans on December 21, 1998. The couple made Grand Island home where she worked various jobs throughout her life. She had her own Beauty Salon, Antique Store, worked as a CNA, worked for GIA and lastly, for Mosaic.

She was a member of St. Pauls Lutheran Church, Matmas, and the Red Hats. She enjoyed going to the horse races, playing slot machines,bowling, fishing, camping, traveling and always enjoying having a good time with family and friends.

She is survived by her husband, Gene Knehans; daughter, Kathy (Daniel) Wik and children: Erica Hatch, Ashley Hatch, and Kolten Bulin; sons, Bernie (Charlotte) VonSeggern and daughter, Jessica VonSeggern, and Eric (Mary) VonSeggern and children: Morgan, Cooper and Sarah VonSeggern; great grandchildren, Daclan Kendal and Sarah Hammel; stepchildren, Tammy (Steve) Jensen, Kenneth Knehans and Michael (Julie) Knehans; numerous step-grandchildren; brother, Clinton Loomis; sisters, Betty McGuire and Bonnie Dauss; and numerous other nieces, nephews, family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Clyde Jordan and Gary Loomis; and granddaughter, Emma Hatch.

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Saturday, January 21, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Apfel Funeral Home - Grand Island

1123 West 2nd Street, Grand Island, NE 68801

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