Matthew Knieriem

November 15, 1933November 24, 2013

Matthew E. "Red" Knieriem was born on November 15, 1933 to Matthew A. and Ethel C. (Kelly) Knieriem in Nyack, NY. He married Carol A. Zabriskie on June 16th of 1956. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, friend, and generous supporter of those in need. He will be greatly missed. He graduated from Niagra University, Niagra Falls, NY in 1955 and was commissioned in the US Army via ROTC as a 2nd Lieutenant. During his 18 years in the Army he served in Vietnam and was the recipient of the Purple Heart, Bronze Star and the Meritous Service Award. Upon retirement from the army in 1972, he began working as a civil servant for the State of Colorado Division of Insurance. He retired from the state in 1998. He was an Ecumenical Minister for many years at Corpus Christi Church, Penrose Hospital, and regularly donated blood and platelets for the Penrose Blood Bank. He was an avid bowler, golfer, reader and he supported many local charities. He was an avid member of the American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, Pikes Peak US Bowling Congress, and Centennial Skating Club. He is survived by his wife and 5 children: Kathleen Marie McDermott (Patrick), Karen Marie Sulpizio (Steven), Matthew Douglas (Cheryl), Brian Edward (Karlyn), and Sharon Kae Lebron-Frank (Robert). He is also survived by 4 siblings: John (Carol), Mary Johnston (Lee), Anne Knieriem, and Patrick (Dorothea). He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers James and Micheal. Rosary Vigil at Swan Law Funeral Home, Sunday, Decemberr 1st, at 7 p.m. 501 N Cascade Ave. Celebration of Life will be held at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Monday, Decmber 2nd at 11 a.m. 2318 N Cascade Ave.


  • Memorial Service Monday, December 2, 2013

Matthew Knieriem

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February 9, 2014

Carol you have been on my mind even tried to call the old 1988 number in the Colorado Springs phone book. I had no idea Red had died. My deepest sympathy. Greg LaVoi, Los Angeles, CA

Ray and Elaine Reilly

December 1, 2013

Please accept our condolences. We are sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you.

Phyllis Bailey

December 1, 2013

Carol and daughters, Please accept my heartfelt condolences. This is a hard time-please take care of yourselves and each other.

Rose Read

November 28, 2013

Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your loved one.
Carol & Family, Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this tragic time.
Rose Read

Debbie Swayne

November 28, 2013

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

November 27, 2013

Our sympathy to you Carol and your family---you are in our thoughts and prayers. A donation in Reds memory will be made to the Francis/Sienna House in Omaha, Ne.
Al and Linda Inzerello

November 27, 2013

We were saddened to hear of the passing of Uncle Red. Our hearts and condolences go out to Aunt Carol, Kathy, Matt, Sharon, Karen and Brian. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Love, Tim, Lisa and Family.