Linnea Ann (Person) Kneip

Born: Sun., Oct. 6, 1935
Died: Sun., Apr. 11, 2021

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Linnea Ann (Person) Kneip, 85, Mankato, died Sunday April 11, 2021 at MCHS – Mankato.  Private family services will be held.  Private interment will be held at Mt Olivet Cemetery in Mankato.  Online condolences may be left at  Memorials are preferred to ECHO Food Shelf or Horizon Homes, Inc and may be sent to Woodland Hills Funeral Home, 1605 Woodland Ave., Mankato MN 56001 in care of Linnea Kneip.  

Linnea was born October 6, 1935 to Clayton “Swede” and Gudulia “Dooley” (Tillman) Person in Mankato.  She attended Good Counsel Academy and graduated in 1953.  Linnea was united in marriage to Jack Kneip in New Ulm on November 22, 1985.  Linnea worked at many retail shops in Mankato.  After marrying husband, Jack, they co-owned Bride and Groom.  Prior to retiring, she managed a number of popular stores.

She will be remembered for her sewing skill.  Linnea and Jack lived on Lake Washington where she enjoyed spending time on the water with her family.  They loved to dance whenever music was playing.  

She is survived by son, Mike Cogan of Mankato; daughters, Sandy (Randy) Zellmer of North Mankato, Becky (Al) Lawrence of Mankato; and Carolyn (Bill) Pollack of Albuquerque, NM;  grandchildren, Alysha (Brad) Smook of North Mankato, Nichole Zellmer of Mankato, Jacob Lawrence of Lake Tahoe, CA, Sarah (David) Linder of Miami, FL, Jessica (Myles) Knutson of Eagan, MN, Tiffany (Andrew) Guenther of Manlius, NY, Miles (Heather) Pollack of Yakima, WA; great grandchildren, Drew, Eric & Maria Smook, Harry, Louie & Sully Linder, Ella & Vivienne Knutson, Easter & Ivo Guenther, and Grace, Georgia, & Judah Pollack; brother, Phillip Person of Reno, NV; sisters, Kristy Lyons of New Auburn, WI and Laurie (Randy) Seys of Mankato; sister in-law, Adrian Person of North Mankato; and many nieces and nephews.  

Linnea was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jack; brother, John Person; sister, Jenny Peterson; brother in-law, Wayne Peterson; and nephew, Patrick Person.  

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Rebecca Novak
   Posted Wed April 14, 2021
Sandy & Randy, my condolences on your loss. My prayers are with you in this time of transition.

Sheri Howe
   Posted Thu April 15, 2021
I’m sorry to hear of your loss. She was such a beautiful person. Prayers to you all. Love Sheri Harty Howe

Mary Luna
   Posted Fri April 16, 2021

My prayers are with you

   Posted Sun April 25, 2021
I miss you so much Mom. I am so happy you are at peace and will always share a dance with you. You made me who I am and I am forever grateful.
Love You Forever, Sandy

   Posted Fri April 30, 2021
My Dear Mom,
You have been my best friend and sidekick through thick and thin. It has been such a comfort sharing memories with family and friends, all of whom expressed how you were a true light in their lives. You were, and will be, a shining example of positivity, beauty, dignity and grace. You endured great struggles and challenges raising us alone, but never complained or lost sight of what was most important. Family, faith and love. I will do my best to honor your legacy mom.
I love you and miss you terribly,

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