Obit: Karnopp, Phoebe A. (1918 - 2009)

Contact: Tia Finley



Surnames: Karnopp, Johnson, Cain, Wildung, Chistensen, Reihart, Davis, Harper, Finley, Heller, Pierce, Oaas, Bennett, Pachal


----Source: Lewistown News-Argus  (Lewistown, Mont.) Monday, August 10, 2009
Karnopp, Phoebe A. (17 FEB 1918 - 4 AUG 2009)
Phoebe A. Karnopp, 91, of Winifred, died early Tuesday morning, Aug. 4, 2009, at the Central Montana Skilled Nursing Center in Lewistown following a short illness.

She was born Feb. 17, 1918, in Cameron, Wis., the daughter of Walter and Amanda (Johnson) Cain. She grew up and attended school in Riplinger, Wis. On Aug. 5, 1936, she was united in marriage to Clarence Karnopp in Unity, Wis., at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Green Grove. They farmed for a number of years before moving to Thorp, Wis., in 1944. Phoebe worked at the Blue Moon Foods and at Burkhart Printing for several years.

After his death in 1974 she moved to Winifred, Mont., to be near her daughters.  She was a member of the Winifred American Lutheran Church and the Ladies Aid. She enjoyed reading, playing cards, word puzzles and spending time with her family.

She is survived by one son, Dennis (Rita) Karnopp of Helena; two daughters, Donelda (Glenn) Wildung and Lynn (Arlie) Christensen, Jr., both of Winifred; grandchildren Karen Reinhart of Jackson, Wyo., Carlene (Harris) Davis of Havre, Scott (Tracy) Wildung of Stanford, Diane Harper of Billings, Tyana Finley of Queen Creek, Ariz., Tara (Matt) Sather of Billings, Tyler Christensen of Great Falls, Jamie (Cory) Pierce and Christopher (Kristie) Karnopp, both of Great Falls; great-grandchildren Forrest Reinhart of Gardiner, Mariah Henry of Jackson, Wyo., Levi Heller of Billings, Ashley (Lance) Oaas of Missoula, Seth and Luke Wildung, both of Havre, Marcus, Tyson and Meghan Harper of Billings, Josh and Jordan Karnopp of Great Falls, Brock Cote, Ashton Cote, Tyler Bennett and Rylan Finley of Queen Creek, Ariz.; one sister-in-law, Esther Pachal of Neillsville, Wis., and numerous nieces and nephews. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister and two brothers.

Memorial Services for Phoebe A. Karnopp will be Saturday, Aug. 8 at 11 a.m. in the American Lutheran Church in Winifred. Inurnment will take place at a later date in Riverside Cemetery in Withee, Wis.

The Cloyd Funeral Home and Cremation Service is assisting the family.

Friends are asked to make memorials to the Winifred American Lutheran Church, Winifred Ambulance or the charity of their choice. Memorials may be left at the Cloyd Funeral Home. Condolences for the family may be posted online at



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