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May 26, 2019

3/12/2019 7:30:00 AM
Jolene Renae Knox

Jolene Renae Knox, 60, of Rhinelander, passed away at her home on Friday, March 8, 2019 surrounded by her loving family.

She was born July 2, 1958 to Gerald and Shirley (Schweigert) Albers in Hazen, North Dakota. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics from UW-La Crosse and married Bernard A. Knox in Sheldon on August 2, 1980.

Jolene and Bernie moved their family to Rhinelander in 1992. She taught middle school mathematics for the Rhinelander School District for 21 years. Her hobbies included camping and spending time with her children and their families. She was very talented at crocheting and loved to snuggle her grandchildren with handmade blankets. She was an extremely avid Green Bay Packers fan, loving Lambeau Field and the Packers more than anyone in the family.

She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Bernie, Rhinelander; son, Ryan (Julia Cohen Knox), Phelps; daughters Sarah (Christopher) Ziegler and their children Alex, Charlie, and Maggie of Weston, and Renae (Jonathon) Allen and their children, Ellie and Carter of Weston; her parents, Gerald and Shirley Albers; and siblings Kip (Kathy) Albers, Greensboro, Ga., GeriAnn (Rich) Strigel, Oregon, and Tim Albers, Ladysmith.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Brainard Funeral Home - Everest Chapel, 5712 Memorial Court, Weston, WI 54476. Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

Brainard Funeral Home - Everest Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be shared at

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