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Wilma Knitter

October 8, 1926 — April 30, 2017

Bloomington - Wilma Y. Knitter, 90, of Bloomington, passed away at 1:10 a.m. on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at Luther Oaks in Bloomington.

Her funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at Christ Lutheran Church in Normal with Pastor Jonathan Huehn officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington is assisting the family with arrangements.

Interment will be at Park Hill Cemetery in Bloomington. Memorials may be made to Christ Lutheran Church or a charity of the donor's choice.

Wilma was born on October 8, 1926 in Decatur, Illinois, a daughter to Harry and Elna Schwulst Yobski. She married August F. Knitter on October 6, 1946 in Bloomington. He preceded her in death on May 21, 1995.

Surviving is a brother in-law, Gordon Pfeifer of Glastonbury, CT; nephew, Gordon Pfeifer, Jr. of San Diego, CA; niece, Heather Southby of Glastonbury, CT ; three godchildren, John, Kevin, and Alisa. Wilma is also survived by many other family members.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Harriett Pfeifer.

Wilma was employed for 45 years at State Farm Insurance, retiring in 1991 as a Sr. Sales Development Technician. She was also employed at the McLean County Sheriff's Department as a Bailiff.

She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church where she was President of Ladies Guild, Sarah Circle, played in the Handbell Choir and a member of Joy Bible Class. Wilma was also a member of the American Business Women's Association, Red Bird Chapter and volunteered at the Historic Normal Theatre.


MAY 4. 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (CDT)

Christ Lutheran Church
311 Hershey Rd.
Normal, IL 61761

Funeral Service

MAY 4. 1:30 PM (CDT)

Christ Lutheran Church
311 Hershey Rd.
Normal, IL 61761

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