Rev. Jonathan Vehar
Organist ~ Jan Kocer
"How Great Thou Art"
"In The Garden"
"Rock of Ages"
All of Kerrie's Nieces and Nephews
City of Scotland Employees
Mayor Ron Orth
Scotland City Council
Kerrie Lynn (Bjorum) Knakmuhs was born on Saturday, November 1, 1969 at Tyndall, South Dakota to Elden and Patricia (Engel) Bjorum. She was baptized in the Presbyterian Church in Scotland. She was raised on the family farm one half mile west of Scotland, and graduated from Scotland High School in 1988. Kerrie married Brian Goehring on September 10, 1988 at the Salem Reformed Church in Menno and two children were born to this union. She worked at Steven Ellis Auto in Yankton, the Cargill Elevator in Scotland, the Scotland Good Samaritan Center, the Menno-Olivet Care Center, the Hutchinson County Conservation District, the South Dakota Human Services Center in Yankton, and later became City Finance Officer for the City of Scotland. Kerrie married Steve Knakmuhs on March 31, 2006 at Zion Lutheran Church in Scotland. She loved to vacation in northern Minnesota and the Black Hills. In her spare time, she enjoyed reading and making “Stamping Up” cards to give to her friends and family. Kerrie especially treasured the time spent with her family. She died on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at her residence in Scotland at the age of 42 years, 9 months, and 7 days.
Kerrie will be remembered always by her husband, Steve Knakmuhs of Scotland; a son, Tyler Goehring of Lesterville; a daughter, Stephanie Goehring of Lesterville; three stepdaughters: Joy (David) Rueb of Tyndall, Stephanie (Dan) Cain of Viborg, and Candy Knakmuhs and friend Cory Bjorum of Scotland; four grandchildren: Jordan Rueb, D.J. “Donald” Rueb, Alexys Rueb and Britney Rueb; her father, Elden Bjorum of Scotland; four siblings: Kristine McCann of Vermillion, Brian (Brenda) Bjorum of Valley Springs, Jodi (David) Fischer of Menno, and Cory Bjorum and friend Candy Knakmuhs of Scotland; three brothers-in-law: Mike (Annie) Knakmuhs of Brainerd, Minnesota, Paul (Nancy) Knakmuhs of Lamberton, Minnesota, and Mark Knakmuhs of Rapid City; two sisters-in-law: Bernice Batalden of Mesa, Arizona and Julia (Roger) Paluch of Sioux Falls; an uncle, Lynn (Nancy) Bjorum of Scotland; an aunt, Darlene Slowey of Yankton; eleven nieces and nephews: Hillary McCann, Sarah McCann, Andrew McCann, Courtney Sirvoy, Krista Bjorum, Brady Bjorum, Benjamin Fischer, Nicole Fischer, Kyliah Knakmuhs, Skylor Knakmuhs and Jaymison Knakmuhs; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
In addition to her maternal and paternal grandparents, she was preceded in death by her mother, Pat Bjorum, in 2010, a niece, Brianna Bjorum, her parents-in-law, Edward and Dorothy Knakmuhs, and a brother-in-law, Todd Knakmuhs.