Wayne I. Knigge

March 11, 1942June 7, 2018

Wayne I. Knigge Age 76, of Maple Grove Passed away June 7, 2018

Preceded in death by his parents, Irvin & Estelle; wife, Linda Leebens-Knigge; brother, Paul. Survived by his children, Thomas (Cynthia) Knigge, Kristine (Scott) Bjorke; granddaughters, Sarah (Joey) Garcia, Rachael (Adam) Christenson, Julia Bjorke, Emily Bjorke; great-granddaughter, Scarlett Garcia; further survived by other relatives and friends. Wayne cherished time spent with his family, especially his wife Linda. Wayne and Linda enjoyed traveling together especially to Disney and Hawaii. Wayne retired after 35 + years as a respected Engineer at General Mills.

A private family service will be held.

Inurnment Sunset Cemetery.


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Wayne I. Knigge

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Dan and Sue Jones

June 10, 2018

Dear Kris and family,
Dan and I knew Wayne back in West Chicago at Gen Mills so many, many years ago. Dan and Wayne worked on projects together here in Mpls. And other Gen Mills plants all over. They especially had fun in Cedar Rapids..oh so many stories...
I remember Wayne and Linda telling of how they knew each other as kids/ neighbors. .... Later in life getting married....Theirs was a love story.
We would see Wayne and Linda at various car events and after Linda passed, we would see Wayne taking care of Linda's "pony".
To all of Wayne and Linda's family we extend our deepest sympathy. Our prayers are with you. Dan and Sue Jones

Tim Meyer

June 9, 2018

Wayne was a great friend and work mate. We shared many ideas and solved many problems at General Mills together. After retiring we talked for hours, over at Perkin’s, rehashing everything from politics to fishing rods. I will miss him.