Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 3 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Weigel Funeral Home with a Rosary/Vigil service at 7:00 p.m.
Irene was born on August 2, 1920 to Frank and Elizabeth (Chyles) Bruggeman. She was born at her Grandparents Chyles’s home. She entered into marriage with Thomas Knoll on February 5, 1941. Thomas and Irene purchased her father’s farm/ranch where she lived her entire life.
Irene is survived by her daughters: Vivian Johner, Colorado; Gloria Bernardy, Iowa; Wanda (Larry) Heinert, Nebraska; Renee Welle, Bismarck; Janel Leingang, and Nadine Knoll of Mandan; sons: Rodney (LaVerne) Knoll, Keith (Deb) Knoll of Mandan. She has 23 grandchildren, 58 great grandchildren, 7 great great grandchildren, two sisters-in-law, Helen Knoll and Theresa Leingang; and her beloved adopted dog, Little Joe.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas; son, Wayne; grandson, Thomas Johner, and her only sibling, Mabel Rychlik, 12 brothers-in-law, and 7 sisters-in-law.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Central Dakota Humane Society or Farm Rescue.
Please go to Irene's Tribute Wall to sign the online guestbook or to share memories with the family.