Beverly J. Knueppel

February 13, 1938 - October 9, 2020

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Thursday, October 15, 2020
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Secor Funeral Home
202 West Maple Street
Willard , Ohio 44890

Thursday, October 15, 2020
2:30 p.m.
Trinity Lutheran Cemetery
Willard West Road
Willard , Ohio 44890

Beverly J. Knueppel, age 82, resident of Willard, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly from complications from surgery, on Friday, October 9, 2020, at Fireland's Regional Medical Center, in Sandusky. She was born on February 13, 1938, in Detroit, Michigan, to the late Carl and Evelyn (Gerlach) Penz.

Beverly was very involved in the Willard community. She was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Willard, where she was part of the finance committee, Trinity's Table, church choir, the church hand bells, and was a member of 21st Century Club and Bridge Club. She enjoyed volunteering at numerous organizations, a few being, Habitat for Humanity, the American Red Cross, Mercy Willard Hospital, and worked for the election board. Beverly loved to golf and travel; she had traveled to Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and Germany, and absolutely loved it. She really enjoyed going to the theatre with her friends to watch Broadway shows. Family was very important to Beverly; she loved spending time with her grandchildren and watching them at their sports and school events.

Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Diane (Brian) Merk, Beth Knueppel (Tom Long), and Brian (Chris) Knueppel; grandchildren, Nathan and Justin Knueppel and Megan Merk; and a brother, Robert (Char) Penz.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Robert Knueppel, whom she married on June 19, 1959.

Family and friends may gather at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio, on Thursday, October 15, 2020, from 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., while a graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m., at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Willard, with Pastor Janet Wittenmyer officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to The American Red Cross or Willard Mercy Hospital. Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting


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Laurie Kaple - Oct 15, 2020
I always enjoyed talking to Bev during her volunteer shifts at the hospital. She was very involved in many things in the community and would share her cooking, traveling and gardening adventures with me. She really enjoyed her life and had many stories to tell. I will miss her dearly, you have my deepest sympathy
Terrie Schmidt - Oct 14, 2020
Diane & family - so sorry for your loss, you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Dutch & Laurie Fitzwater - Oct 13, 2020
Our sincere condolences on the passing of your Mother, she was an awesome person and we really enjoyed visiting with her while she did our yearly taxes. I went to school with her daughters so we got yearly updates. She was so proud of her kids!! Fly high Mrs. K - you will be missed.
Dawn Tilford - Oct 13, 2020
It has been a privilege to work with Brian, and I can only imagine what a great mother/person Beverly must have been to raise such an outstanding son. My thoughts and prayers go out to Brian and the entire Knueppel family. May God's love and grace surround all of you during this difficult time.
Beth Goodsite - Oct 13, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of Bev's sudden death. She was such a good person, always ready to help anyone who needed it. She was a good friend and neighbor. I will miss visiting with her on my neighborhood walks. Blessings to your family!
Cindy Lynch - Oct 13, 2020
Bev was such a sweet lady, nice to see at work, helpful and always smiling as a volunteer.
Anne Neslon - Oct 13, 2020
I know she was a wonderful Mom because she raised a wonderful son, active in many meaningful activities including NNEMAP Food Pantry in Columbus. May she rest in peace.
Patti Steffenhagen - Oct 12, 2020
I'm so sorry to hear of Bev's passing. She was such a vibrant, fun, and giving person. Bev volunteered for Human Resources at Mercy Willard, and we just all LOVED her. This was such a shock. She will be missed. She lived her life well, and served the community well. You have my sincere sympathy.
Jenny Beck - Oct 12, 2020
I’m so sorry for your loss. To have raised such a wonderful son in Brian, she must have been an extraordinary woman. My prayers are with you as you remember her.
Linda Montgomery - Oct 12, 2020
I was so shocked to hear about Bev. She was a wonderful person and I worked with her in human resources at Willard Mercy Hospital for many years! Your families are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May God's healing touch be with you.
Dick & Jeannine Snay - Oct 12, 2020
Words cannot express our sadness at the loss of Bev. She was a dear Christian lady, a tireless worker for many causes, and through all her pain issues, kept on keepin' on. She enjoyed life and was a woman of many talents. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family at this time. RIP Bev.
Sean Becker and Family - Oct 12, 2020
Brian and Family, we are so very sorry for your loss. Praying that you find peace and comfort in her memory.
Cindy Beech - Oct 12, 2020
Thoughts and prayers for you all. She touched many and is a life to celebrate
Gary and Denise Monteforte - Oct 12, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. So sorry for your loss.
Sharon Phillips Berger - Oct 11, 2020
So very sorry for your loss Beth! Hugs
Alan Coleman - Oct 11, 2020
Beth I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Your mother must have been an amazing woman. I'm sure she will be missed and remembered by many. Sincerely, Alan
Donna Myers - Oct 11, 2020
To the Family of Beverly Knuepple; My jheartfelt sympathy at this time of great loss. Beverly was a friend of many years since moving to Willard. We shared many good times and many great laughs. She was great company. May your many memories of a wonderful mother and sister fill your hearts during this time of tremendous loss.
Sheryl Long - Oct 11, 2020
I am so sorry to read of Bev's passing. After many years of not seeing one another, it was so great to enjoy the bus trip to Canada last year and get reacquainted. She was a wonderful lady. My heart goes out to her entire family.
ReNea Owens - Oct 11, 2020
Beth and family. I am so sorry for your loss. Sympathy and prayers for all of you at this time
Karen Bedingfield - Oct 11, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of Bev’s passing! So sorry for your loss!! I worked with Bev at HR Block and we sure shared lots of laughs and good times! May her children find comfort that she is at Peace and with her husband in heaven!!
Ned and Cheri Peddicord - Oct 10, 2020
For Bev's Family, We want to express our sympathy and pray that your memories of your wonderful mother will ease your sadness. She will be truly missed by all of her friends in the Twenty-First Century Club.