Obit -- Knabe

Mike Knabe

Michael J. “Mike” Knabe, 58, of Effingham, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.
A funeral mass was held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Effingham, with Fr. Spriggs, officiating. Visitation was held from 4-7 p.m. Monday evening at the church.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Red Cross to provide relief for the victims of Hurricane Irma.
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Mike was born March 25, 1959, in Effingham, the son of Albert and Mary (Mangiameli) Knabe. He was the co-owner of Al’s Tire Mart in Effingham and was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Effingham.
Mike is survived by his son, Justin (fiancé, Shelby) Knabe, of Ocala, Florida; daughter, Kaelee (Russell) Ross, of Dunnellon, FL; mother, Mary Knabe, of Effingham; two brothers, Tom (Jeanie) Knabe and Mark (Janet) Knabe, both of Effingham; sister, Lisa Knabe, of St. Louis; two nephews, Joe (Megan) Knabe and Ethan Knabe; niece, Jennifer (Blake) Weber; and the one who kept him true to himself, Michelle Niebrugge, of Teutopolis, and her children, Lance, Dylan, Devin and Colin.
Mike was preceded in death by his father; infant daughter, Shannon; two infant brothers; and his best friend, Jaime.