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Goglin Funeral Home, Scotland
Sunday August 12th, 2012
2:00pm - 5:00pm

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Monday August 13th, 2012

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Kerrie Lynn Knakmuhs

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
Larry Auch
Ray Beecher
Bob Green
Brian Humphrey
Mayor Ron Orth
Scotland City Council
Dick Behl
Joe Bouza
Ron Dvorak
Jerry Neugebauer
Victor Settje
Amy Thum
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.

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I recently read the article in the SD Municiple League magazine regarding Kerrie's passing. I am relatively new as a Finance Officer, and I don't believe I have ever met Kerrie personally; but in reading this article, my heart goes out to her family and friends, and her community. May God Bless and Keep You!

Melody Swearingen Sep 18 2012 8:31 AM

I am so sorry to hear of Kerrie's passing. She attended Finance Officer's School with many of the South Dakota City Finance Officer's. She was an inspiration to all of us with her dedication to helping South Dakota Communities with her service. She will be missed. God Bless.

Judy Morford Aug 16 2012 8:08 AM

Sorry to hear of your loss Steve. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Roger and Sheila Hisek Aug 13 2012 4:18 PM

May the passage of time along with treasured memories help to heal the sorrow in your hearts. We are so deeply sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers.

Tim and Cheryl McCann Aug 13 2012 3:58 PM

Your whole family is in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you the strength to make it through this very difficult time. Sometimes things happen that make us ask, "Why,God?" and all we can do is look to Him in faith-not understanding, just believing. I really think that this is one of those times. I dont understand the why, but one thing I do know is that God is still God and that He is needed now more than ever before. I hope you know that Im praying for you... and that Gods love and comfort are very near right now. M.E. Miro

Kelly and Kay Herrboldt Aug 13 2012 3:32 PM

My prayers and thought are with you all in this time sadness. May God give you strength to remember the good times.

Rheannon Cochrane Aug 13 2012 2:13 PM

There are no words of comfort that can fill the void in your heart. May it help just knowing that others are thinking of you.

Dave & Joanie Auch Aug 13 2012 9:50 AM

Our thoughts & prayers go out to Kerrie's family at this difficult time. Cherish the wonderful memories you all had together & let them get you through this. God Bless.

Nicole & Bill Suurmeier Aug 13 2012 9:05 AM

Our thoughts & prayers to Kerrie's family! Our deepest sympathy goes out to you. Fellow Finance Officers from the City of Howard. Donna & Linda

Donna & Linda Aug 13 2012 9:02 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We know words of comfort and your family's love and support will get you through this difficult time. Just know that there are many friends that you have that have you in their thoughts and prayers. God Bless!

Sue and Tim Asche Aug 13 2012 6:40 AM

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