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Juli Lynnay Knegendorf, 47

Juli Lynnay Knegendorf passed away peacefully August 12, 2009, at Sacred Heart Hospital. Juli Osborne was born June 12, 1962, to Gordon and Donna (James) Osborne in Spooner, Wis. Juli lived in the Cameron area through 8th grade. She moved with her family to Menomonie in 1976, and graduated from Menomonie High School in 1980.

Juli married Donald Knegendorf on June 14, 1980. In 1985, they took up a residence in Baldwin, where they raised their family for the next 19 years. Five years ago, they bought a small house near Bruce, Wis. Juli worked many years at the Hammond Nursing Home. For the last 10-plus years, she was a very proud member of the Walmart family.

Juli is survived by her husband, Donald; her 3 children, Joshua of Eau Claire, Ashley of New Richmond and Benjamin of Baldwin; her parents, Gordon Osborne & Donna Martinson; sisters, Jodi Escott, Candy Dicks, Nikki & Mariah Chastan, Misti Taylor & Brandi Magnuson; brothers, Butch & Jeremy Osborne; she is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Juli's up-beat spirit and never ending smile will be missed by relatives and friends.

Visitation was held Saturday, August 15, from 4-8 p.m. at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie. Juli was an organ donor upon her death as she always gave of herself.

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