Kneisel, Reta Bernice

Born: Oct 22, 1922
Died: Jun 18, 2019


Kneisel, Reta Bernice (Schmidt)
Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at The Village of University Gates, Waterloo.
Reta had farmed along side her husband Wilfred at RR#1 Wellesley.  Reta resided at Nith Terrace in New Hamburg for a number of years.  She was born 96 years ago in Waterloo Township and was the daughter of the late William W. and Caroline (Westfall) Schmidt.
Reta is reunited with her husband Wilfred W. Kneisel who predeceased her on February 11, 2016. Loving mother of Darlene Kelterborn & Thom Hagerty of Guelph, Wayne Kneisel & Karen Heipel of New Hamburg, Delores & Luke Schwartzentruber, Brian & Barbara Kneisel all of R.R. # 1 Wellesley.  Sadly missed by her grandchildren Barry (Kim), Kristen (Paul), Jennifer (Matthew), Nathan (Sarah), Joshua (Lillia), Katelyn, Adam (Stephanie), Graham (Kara), Leah, Stephanie (Peter), Ryan (Melody) and by her 13 great-grandchildren.  Remembered by Susan and Raymond and Timothy Seyler.  Dear sister and sister-in-law of Beatrice Clemmer, Glen Schmidt, Wray and wife Virginia Schmidt, Nyle and wife Hazel Schmidt, Dorothy Jutzi, Audrey Schumm, Louise Schmidt and Alice Knipfel.    Reta was predeceased by her son Roy in 1977, daughter Dianne Hoffman in 1973, brothers Ward Schmidt, Cleo Schmidt, Floyd Schmidt, Ralph Schmidt, Harley in infancy, her sisters, Ida in childhood, Doreen and her husband Walter Jacobi and brother-in-law Lamar Schumm.
Reta was an active member of St. James Lutheran Church, North Easthope Township and was a member of the ELW.  Reta enjoyed gardening, quilting and cooking.  In her later years she enjoyed travelling.
Family and friends will be received at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron Street, New Hamburg on Friday, June 21, 2019 from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m.  The funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, North Easthope Township with Pastor Dave Hammer officiating.  Interment in the adjoining church cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or World Vision and may be made through the funeral home (Cheques Accepted).
Thank you to all the staff at University Gates for the care and comfort provided.
Personal condolences and donation information available at

Visitation Information


Jun 21, 2019


2 - 4 & 6 - 8 p.m.


Mark Jutzi Funeral Home – New Hamburg
291 Huron Street
New Hamburg, Ontario
N3A 1K2
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Service Information


Jun 22, 2019


11:00 a.m.


St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church
1998 Line 45
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Interment Information


St. James Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery
1998 Line 45
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Although charitable funds are sent directly to the charity, please remember to contact us directly to give a card from you to the family in memory of their loved one.

Canadian Cancer Society – Waterloo Region
380 Jamieson Parkway,
Unit 12
Cambridge, ON
N3C 4N4
(519) 249-0074

World Vision Canada
1 World Drive
Mississauga, Ontario
L5T 2Y4


Condolence from Stewart and Miriam Schneider sent on June 22, 2019

Please know that our warmest thoughts and deepest sympathy are with you at this time. We treasure the memories of both your parents, lives well lived.

Condolence from Bob & Jean (Horst) McRoberts sent on June 22, 2019

Our deepest sympathy to the Kneisel family.
Out thoughts and prayers are with you.

Death leaves a heartache no one can feel
Love leaves a memory no one can steal.

Condolence from Lynn Richardson sent on June 20, 2019

Wayne, Karen, Josh and family, Katie and Mac
Thinking of you and your families at the sad time. Our thoughts are with you .
Lynn and family

Condolence from Rick and Sue Erb sent on June 20, 2019

Delores and Luke and family,
We are sooooo sorry for your loss of your dear Mother and Mother-in-law and Grandmother!
May all the great memories help you all through this difficult time.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all❤️❤️❤️❤️


Condolence from John Geurtjens sent on June 20, 2019

From Brian’s co-workers and friends at FCC, we offer our sincere condolences.

Condolence from Judy and Tom Carey sent on June 19, 2019

Sorry to hear of your loss. May family and friends give you support and strength.