Mary’s life began February 15, 1936, in Mishawaka, Indiana. Most of her adult life was spent in Southwest Michigan. She worked as an office manager for Riverwood for many years. Mary loved to shop, especially browse the deals at flea markets and antique stores. She also enjoyed collecting dolls and was very active in her church.
Mary was a loving wife, mother and grandmother to her family which includes: her husband of 27 years Regis Kniebes of Coloma; four children Debra (Carl) Scholl, Susan (James) Lynch, Steven (Tina) Botos all of South Bend and Kathleen (Eric) Carleton of Carmel, IN; 16 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; a sister Margie (David) Bachtel; a brother Charles (Norma) Sobieralski; and many nieces and nephews.
Mary died Sunday, October 27, at home. A granddaughter Stacia Gregory, her parents Leon and Florence Sobieralski and four siblings Earl, Carl, Leo, and Alice precede Mary in death. Funeral services will be celebrated Friday, November 1, at 12:00 noon with visitation prior starting at 11:00 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in St. Joseph. Burial will follow at North Shore Memory Gardens in Hagar Shores. Hutchins Funeral Home in Watervliet is assisting Mary’s family with arrangements and you are invited to leave a message of comfort at hutchinsfuneral.com
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