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Memorial Oaks Funeral Home & Cemetery

13001 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX

OBITUARY

Ralf Knickrehm

August 28, 1949November 21, 2019
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To most he was someone special. To us, he was everything. After a hard-fought battle with an aggressive cancer, my beloved husband and our beloved Papa and Opa passed away peacefully in his home on November 21, 2019 with his family by his side. Ralf leaves behind his wife and best friend, Mechthild “Mecki” Knickrehm, and children Sonja Knickrehm Gross with Isabel and Matthias and son Lutz and Maggie Knickrehm with Elizabeth and Angela.

Ralf is also survived by Andrea Knickrehm with Maya and Zoe, Hans & Karen Knickrehm and family, Uschi & Peter Scheffler and family, Bernd Platte & family, Dr. Bernhard & Hildegard Kampmann and family, Erika Wickel and family, Birgitt & Gerhard Adenacker, and countless friends and colleagues. He was a great man to all who knew and worked with him.

The family would like to give a special heartfelt thanks to Dr. Glissen and Dr. Yap and their teams for their constant and relentless efforts to beat this illness along with everyone at M.D. Anderson who took such good care of our family over the last seven months..

Memorial Services will be held on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 2 p.m. at the Memorial Oaks Funeral Home, 13001 Katy Fwy., Houston, TX 77079. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to M.D. Anderson in honor of Ralf Knickrehm, http://mdacc.convio.net/site/TR/DIY/General?px=1380918&pg=personal&fr_id=1252

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  • Lutz Knickrehm
  • Eric Ensmann
  • Ronnie Coote
  • Anatoli Doudnikov
  • Alan Nunn
  • Alex Doudnikov

Services

  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, November 26, 2019

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Mitzi Seraphin

November 25, 2019

So very sorry to hear of Ralf's passing. My sincere condolences to Mecki and extended family. He was a kind and gentle man.

Mitzi Seraphin

Thomas Flanagan

November 25, 2019

Dear Hans, Lutz and Tina,

I’m writing to express our heartfelt sorrow and sympathies of the passing of your esteemed brother, father and uncle.

We have worked together with the Knickrehm family and American Shipping and Chartering for several decades.

Ralf was a fine man; a real shipping man! But more importantly he was also a loyal client and friend who was much valued.

We wanted to express our sympathies at this sorrowful time.

He will be much missed in the industry and here at Flanagan Shipping.

With our deepest respects.

Sincerely,
Tom Flanagan
President
James J. Flanagan Shipping

Robert Hawn

November 25, 2019

Ralf was both a gentleman and a tough businessman.

As I scrolled through the many photos chronicling his life, two phrases come to mind - "A life well-lived" and "Gone too soon".

He will be missed and remembered by many.

Rest in Peace, Friend.

Jo Anna Kemper

November 25, 2019

I am so sorry to lean of Ralf's passing. I work in the Operations Department at the Port of Houston and have known him for 26 years. He was always so kind and cheerful and I will miss him. My condolences to all of his family.

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