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Obituary: Oscar W. Knierim

Obituary: Oscar W. Knierim

April 3rd, 2019 in Obituaries
Location: Jamestown, mo

KNIERIM Oscar W. Knierim, 90, of Jamestown, Missouri, passed away Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Ashland Health Care Ashland, Missouri. He was born on January 15, 1929 in Cooper County, Missouri to John and Louisa (Baer) Knierim. In 1947, Oscar graduated from Prairie Home High School. Following graduation, Oscar helped his Dad on the family farm. In 1951, he was inducted into the US Army serving in the 2nd Army Division as a Sergeant First Class with the Anti-Air Craft Unit. In June of 1953, he was discharged and returned to the family farm. On August 23, 1953 at St. Paul's, Oscar was married to Wilma Geiger. He owned and operated Knierim Motor Service until his retirement in 2007. Oscar was a longtime member of the St. Paul's Church in Jamestown where he was very active. He was the last charter member of the Jamestown Lion's Club, served on the Jamestown Volunteer Fire Dept. for over 40 years, served as City Marshall, former board member of the Jamestown Senior Housing, and very active in community events. In 2013, Oscar went on the Central Missouri Honor Flight, a great experience that he treasured. Oscar enjoyed crappie fishing, driving his tow truck, watching St. Louis Cardinals and Kentucky Wildcats basketball. He was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Oscar is survived by his wife: Wilma of the home, his daughter: Dana Knierim, both of Jamestown; two sons: David Knierim (Terisa) of Jamestown, and Darrell Knierim (Teresa) of New Bloomfield; seven grandchildren: Amanda Breshears (Dave) of New Franklin, Christina Williams (Daniel) of Corning, Arkansas, Evan and Lucas Knierim of Jamestown, Tera Bock of Westminister, Colorado, Treena Bock of Littleton, Colorado, and Garrett Knierim (Cassidi) of New Bloomfield; five great-grandchildren: Shelby, Jennifer, Trenton, Westin, and Madison; a sister: Ruth Cassil; two sisters-in-law: Margaret Knierim and Le Etta Dampf; and several nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, Oscar was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters. The family will receive friends at St. Paul's Evangelical Church on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at St. Paul's Evangelical Church with Rev. Steve Watson and Rev. Russell Cobb officiating. Interment will be at St. Paul's Evangelical Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the St. Paul's Evangelical Church, Central Missouri Honor Flight, or the charity of the donor's choice. Online messages to the family may be contributed www.windmillridgefuneralservice.com.