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James G. Knitter

James G. Knitter

December 9, 2016

James "Jim" G. Knitter, 78, of Cornell, passed away peacefully at the Cornell Area Care Center on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, with his family by his side.

Jim was born on Feb. 27, 1938 to Gus and Ella (Gilbertson) Knitter. He grew up on the family lumberyard in Ludington, WI. And on Sept. 17, 1960 he married the love of his life, Charlotte "Char" Kuhnert.

Jim made a living working as a flooring contractor/installer. And during their years of marriage Jim and Char raised two sons, Randy and Greg. They lived in various parts of MN until they moved to Cornell, WI, where they built their retirement home on the beautiful Chippewa River.

Jim enjoyed making margaritas for friends, listening to Elvis Presley, driving his old 1956 Chevy, taking his dog for rides on his golfcart, visiting with fishermen by the river, and spending time with family and friends. Jim had many stories to tell, some true and some not, but always came with a good laugh.

Jim will be dearly missed by his two sons, Randy Knitter (Pam) of Zimmerman, MN and Greg Knitter (Shelly) of Cornell; four grandchildren, Alexandra (Jake) Allard, Danielle, Jesse, and Haley; three great-grandchildren, Cameron, Braeden, and Alivia; sister Elaine Gammelgaard; and family friend Larry Luedtke, as well as many other family/friends.

Jim was preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte; his parents, Gus and Ella Knitter; and sister Eunice Mueller.

The family would like to express a special thank you to the Cornell Area Care Center for the care and support given in the short amount of time Jim was there.

All funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 201 South 6th St., Cornell, WI 54732, with visitation from 10-11 a.m. and the service at 11 a.m. There will be a luncheon following the service in the church basement.

Chippewa Valley Cremation Services is serving the family. 



Will be held from 10-11 a.m. on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Cornell.


Will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Cornell.