Nancy S. Knieja Posted: 2019-04-27 15:53:07

Nancy S. Knieja


Nancy S. Knieja, 72 of Huntley, died peacefully, April 26, 2019 at her home with her family by her side.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 from 4:00 to 7:00pm at DeFiore Funeral Home-10763 Dundee Road, Huntley. A funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:00am on Thursday at St. Mary Catholic Church-10307 Dundee Road, Huntley. There will be visitation at Church on Thursday before the Mass from 9:00-10:00am. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance (OCRA).
Nancy was born June 4, 1946 in St. Louis, Missouri the daughter of William and Thelma Moellman. On May 11, 1968 she married John Knieja. Nancy was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and was also firm in her faith. She was an active member of St. Mary Church and spent many hours praying in the Adoration Chapel. She will be missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by her husband, John, children, Chris (Beatriz) Knieja, Deb (John) Ognar, Jeff (Lauren) Knieja, Tim (Lauren) Knieja, by her seven grandchildren, Kelani, Brandon, Maddie, Samantha, Aubrey, Nathan, and Autumn and also by her siblings, Don (Libby) Moellman, Barb (Bob) Mercer, Bob (Paula) Moellman.
Nancy was preceded in death by her parents.
For further information please call the funeral home at 847-515-8772 or on-line condolences may be directed to

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Martha Fleck 2019-04-29 10:37:37

I am so sorry for your loss, I loved working with Nancy at WW. She was always so upbeat, kind and caring. She is greatly missed.

Jim & Geri McGovern 2019-05-01 10:14:27

I am sorry for your loss John and Family. We will keep you in our prayers.

Jeannie McCloskey 2019-05-01 17:56:34

Oh dear sweet Nancy, you bravely fought your tough battle with ovarian cancer. Your charm, patience, goodness throughout made us all proud. Your faith kept you strong. You are seeing Jesus now. Pray for us. I pray for the loved ones you left behind.????????????????

Wendy Riley 2019-05-02 06:59:55

It was a joy working with Nancy at the Pingree Grove WW meeting. She is greatly missed and sorry for your loss.