Ann G. Knope, 70, of Crivitz, passed away Friday, April 14th, 2017, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Green Bay with her family by her side. She was born to the late Alois and Bernice (Kania) Rysticken on August 1st, 1946, in Manitowoc.
Ann married Jon Knope on June 25th, 1965, in Manitowoc. The couple resided in Marinette where she operated a ceramic business and became a certified financial planner, while raising her family. She then moved to Fond du Lac where she purchased three Curves fitness franchises in Ripon, Tomahawk, and Rhinelander. She then retired to the Crivitz area with her loving husband. She loved spending time with her family and friends. Ann enjoyed volunteer work including the food pantry, St. Mary’s Kitchen, and was a member of the Crivitz Area Women’s Club. She was also active in the Lake Noquebay Lake Association and Ladies Moose Club.
Surviving are her husband, Jon, of 52 years; one son, Bryan Knope of Green Lake; three daughters: Barbara Knope of Fond du Lac, Sheryl (David) Seefeldt of Rhinelander, with three children: Peyton, Allyson, and Haley, and Lauri Scritsmier of Waynesville, North Carolina, with two children: Ataya and Aneissa. Ann had four siblings: one brother, Jerry (Dianna) Rysticken; and three sisters: Paula (Charles) Meisner, Karyn (Rick) Plater and Mary (Mark) Lucas.
Family will greet relatives and friends on Saturday, April 22nd, at the Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home in Crivitz, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of funeral services at 11:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.