Dr. Kenneth L. Knoernschild

Born: Thu., Aug. 27, 1925
Died: Wed., Oct. 28, 2015


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Sun., Nov. 01, 2015
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Mon., Nov. 02, 2015
Location: Our Redeemer Lutheran Church

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   Dr. Kenneth L. "Doc" Knoernschild, 90, of Quincy, died at 1:24 p.m. Wednesday (October 28, 2015) in his home.

    Born August 27, 1925 in Augusta, Missouri, Doc was the son of Reinhold and Lorene Nadler Knoernschild.  He married Ann M. Fuerman on June 21, 1953 in St. Paul Lutheran Church in New Melle, Missouri.  She survives.

      Dr. Knoernschild served his country as a Radioman First Class in the U. S. Navy during WW II. In 2013, Doc was honored to be chosen to go on a Great River Honor Flight trip to Washington.

    Faith and his church were very important to Doc. He was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church where he served in various offices, including Chairman of the Congregation.  An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed Quail hunting, fishing, and working in his yard and tending his flower garden. He was a member of Cedar Crest Country Club where he loved to play golf and cards. Doc was honored with a Life Membership to Cedar Crest. He loved playing cards with his friends and family and will be remembered as a great storyteller.

   A 1943 graduate of Francis Howell High School in Harvester, Missouri, Doc earned his Bachelors of Science Degree in Agriculture from the University of Missouri and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree on June 7, 1953. Doc practiced Veterinary Medicine in Quincy and Adams County as a partner with the Adams County Veterinary Clinic and later with the Knoernschild & Koch Veterinary Clinic from 1953 to June 30, 1990. His practice  consisted of both farm animals and small pets.

   Doc was a life member of the American Veterinary Association, Illinois Veterinary Association, Missouri Veterinary Association and the American Association of Bovine Practitioners. In 2004, Doc was named to the Honor Roll of the Missouri Veterinary Medical Foundation.

   Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Ann; a son, Dr. Kent Knoernschild (Karen) of Naperville, IL; a daughter, Ruth Ann Rupp (Bill) of Muskego, WI; four grandsons, Ben Knoernschild, Kevin Knoernschild, Sam Rupp and Lucas Rupp; a sister, Edith Morgan of St. Charles, MO; two brothers in law, Leonard Fuerman (Dorothy) and Eugene Fuerman; and many loving nieces and nephews.

   Dr. Knoernschild was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers in law; and two sisters in law.

   Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 10:00 in Our Redeemer Lutheran Church with the Rev. Martin Eden officiating.  Burial with Military Honors by Quincy American Legion Post 37 and the U.S. Navy Funeral Honors Detail will be in Sunset Cemetery in Quincy.

   Visitation will be Sunday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 at the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home and Monday morning from 9:00 until the time of services at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church.

   Memorials may be made to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church or the Great River Honor Flight.

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Richard & Fern Heitholt
   Posted Thu October 29, 2015
Dear Ann, Dr. Kent & Ruth Ann,
We are saddened that Dr.Kenneth has passed away. He was a gentleman and, along with his family, meant a lot to Quincy. God''s Blessings and Best Wishes as you carry on his legal

Steve Campbell
   Posted Fri October 30, 2015
We are deeply sorry for your loss and hope that the memories will somehow be able make it a little easier. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Steve

Keith Jording
   Posted Fri October 30, 2015
Ann, you and Doc were especially good and valued friends of both my Mom and Dad. And you were kind to let me share in that same friendship while I lived in Quincy.

Doc's passing is a lose for us all. My prayers go out to you and the family.

Allan Ashton
   Posted Fri October 30, 2015
Rest in peace Ken and God be with you Ann.

Peggy Pryor
   Posted Sat October 31, 2015
Very fond memories of walking my ponies across 24th street to have Dr. K. check them out. He was a wonderful veterinarian! Prayers are with his family.

George Turner
   Posted Sat December 19, 2015
So long dear saint. You have been such a marvelous influence in my life. I look forward to spending forever with you some day. God shower you, Ann, with peace and comfort. Our prayers continue for you. We are sending our love and prayers your way. George and Carolyn

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