Marge Knigge

Marge Knigge


April 18, 1941 - December 9, 2021


Marge Knigge, 80, of Mitchell, SD, died Thursday, December 9, 2021, at her daughter’s home under hospice care in White Lake. Funeral services will be 3:30 PM Tuesday, December 14, at United Methodist Church in White Lake. Burial will be at White Lake Cemetery. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Marge Knigge was born on April 18, 1941, to Laurence and Ellen (Nelson) Wait in Wessington Springs, SD. She graduated from Sprick High School in 1959.

Marge married Gene Knigge on November 20, 1959. They had two daughters, Renee (Ed) Peters and Robin both of White Lake. Marge and Gene lived and farmed around the White Lake area, and both became managers of Super Pig southwest of town.

Throughout Marge’s years, she was a waitress, cook, and manager of Dakota House in Salem, I-90 Café in Plankinton, Happy Chef, Doc N’ Eddy’s, and Daylight Donuts in Mitchell. She also cooked for Dakota Fields and Dakota Prairie Holidays in White Lake, up until her illness. Cooking was her greatest passion. She also enjoyed fishing with relatives, and playing cards with family and friends.

Marge was an avid member of the Red Hat Society, Bridge Club, Card Club, Women’s Auxiliary, and the Moose Lodge of Mitchell.

Marge is survived by her daughters, Renee (Ed) Peters and Robin Knigge; grandson, Blake Peters (fiancé Mara) of White Lake; significant other, Jim Pejsa and family.

She was preceded in death by Gene Knigge; parents, Laurence and Ellen; and brother, Darrel.



Tuesday, December 14, 2021
3:30 PM
United Methodist Church
White Lake, SD


White Lake Cemetery
White Lake, SD

Posted by Blaine Tirrel on December 30, 2021
Marge was one of my favorite Sysco customers and I considered her a friend. I'll be praying for comfort for Jim and the family. She was special!
Posted by Charlie & Wanda Kobes on December 16, 2021
So sorry for your loss .You are in our thoughts and prayers . Your Mom will be missed by everyone that was blessed to know her !!
Posted by Marcia Herrgott on December 15, 2021
To Jim and Marges family,
I am so saddened by Marges death. She worked with me at Daylight Donuts and was always such an encourager. She was one of the strongest women I have ever known. She was kind and generous. Your hearts are surely broken at this time. I’m praying that God will comfort you .
Posted by Elaine Erickson on December 14, 2021
Blessings and prayers to Marges family. I spent lots of time with her at Happy Chef and Doc N Eddys….I worked with her and she was good friends with my sister-in—law and her Mon Faith Marge was a hard worker and would do anything for you..she will be missed.
Posted by Norma (Evans) and Gale Nielsen on December 14, 2021
With all our sympathy from two members of the White Lake High School Class of 1959.
Posted by Ny O’Gorman on December 14, 2021
Jim,Renee,Robin:Thinking of you at this difficult time.Heaven must need a great cook.I’m so sorry for your loss.
Posted by Elnora martin on December 13, 2021
My sympathy to Rene & robin. Sorry I can’t attend as I’m in Minneapolis. I have a lot of good memories !
Posted by Dennis & Cheryl Kunkel on December 13, 2021
Renne so sorry to here about the passing of your mom our deepest Sympathy to all of you. I had met your mom Afew yrs ago at the Moose, loved our visits always asked about you ! And Jim so sorry to hear about Marge thoughts and prayers to you also
Posted by Pat Koepke on December 12, 2021
Renee and family so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful lady and will be missed. My sincere sympathy to all of the family.
Posted by Ken & Carol Kuyper on December 12, 2021
our deepest sympathy to Jim and family. sorry for your loss to Marges family. She will be missed by many.
Posted by Deb Wells on December 12, 2021
So very sorry for your loss! You have my deepest sympathy.
Posted by Leonard and Georgia Schmit on December 12, 2021
Our deepest sympathy to your family and Jim's family, too
Posted by Alice Johnson on December 11, 2021
She will be so missed in our Red Hats group and in our Auxiliary organization. All my sympathy to you all!
Posted by Kaylynn Stark on December 11, 2021
Jim and family, I am sadden to hear of the passing for Marge. I will forever remember out get togethers when grandma Alice would take Dustin and I to the resturant. I have so many great memories with her, Butch, Ellen and 'Oink'. Sending you all hugs and prayers for comfort during this time
Posted by jean gaulke on December 11, 2021
so sorry for your lost she will be missed by everyone who knew her
Posted by Greg and Jackie on December 11, 2021
Deepest Condolences to you and your family.
Posted by Bonnie Weber on December 11, 2021
Sorry for your loss
Renee Ed &Blake
Posted by Jim and Laura Mayclin on December 11, 2021
We feel blessed to have known Marge. Our deepest sympathy
Posted by Janell Gaetze Miller on December 10, 2021
My heart is saddened to hear of Marge's passing. She was a close friend of my mother's and a holds a special place in my heart as well. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. My deepest condolences to the family. Prayers for all.
Posted by Leonard and Georgia Schmit on December 10, 2021
She was a very special person and was loved Dearly
Posted by Leonard and Georgia Schmit on December 10, 2021
She was a very special person and was loved Dearly
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