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Mary (Kurkowski) McKnight

July 22, 2018
Mary (Kurkowski) McKnight
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Mary Annette (Kurkowski) McKnight, 67, of Frederic, WI passed away July 22, 2018 at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, MN with her children by her side.   

She was born January 7, 1951 in Grantsburg, WI to Ben and Frances Kurkowski.  After attending Frederic High School, she married James McKnight and later divorced.  She and her children moved to Siren in 1981 where she worked and managed Little Mexico with Galen Daniels for many years.  She is well known throughout the community for her great Mexican food and infectious smile, and also for her participation in local events including the St. Patrick’s Day parade.  Later on she enjoyed working at Victory Fireworks, and made many great friends working as a housekeeper at Burnett Medical Center in Grantsburg. 

She enjoyed sewing and embroidering, gardening (particularly her rose bushes), caring for her grandchildren, and spending time with family. 

She is survived by 5 children, Kim (Chris) Benson of Bruce, WI, Angie (Joe) Hagert of Siren, WI, Chad (Jennifer) McKnight of Chisago, MN, Cory (Kendra) McKnight of Siren, WI, Jason McKnight of Frederic, WI; 13 grandchildren, Jonathon, Damon, Owen, Jenna Benson, Frankie Knuf, Josie, Jordyn Hagert, Kyler, Kailey McKnight, Paetyn, Hudsyn McKnight, Dayne and Finley McKnight; 6 great-grandchildren, Rory, Ryker, Liam, Addison, Wyette and Brooklyn; and 8 siblings, Jim, Bunny, Ray, Leo, Peggy, Mike, Kathy and Charles. 

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Ben and Frances and brothers, Bernie, John and Pat.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, July 28th at 11:00 a.m. at Sarah Brewster's:  3411 115th Street, Frederic, WI 54837. 

You are invited to leave condolences, memories and photos at www.rowefh.com .  Arrangements are entrusted to Rowe Funeral Home in Frederic, 715-327-4475 and the Northwest Wisconsin Cremation Center in Milltown, www.wicremationcenter.com .

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Celebration of Life

Saturday

28

Jul

11:00 AM 7/28/2018 11:00:00 AM
Brewster's:

3411 115th Street
Frederic, WI 54837

Brewster's:
3411 115th Street Frederic 54837 WI
United States
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