Peterson, Kimberly K. (Kimberly Kniss) On Monday, February 15, 2021, Kimberly Kniss, loving wife and mother of two passed away peacefully at the age of 61. Kimberly or "Kim" was born on December 22, 1959 in Alexandria Minnesota to Ferlene and Mike Kniss. She worked in many professions over her life but for the last 15 years had worked in the field of Phlebotomy where she excelled. In recent years, Kim had many passions in life. She loved to paint, craft, garden, and decorate the house and yard with flowers. She collected designer shoes and purses and loved watching shows like the Bachelor; she really loved the Bachelor! And most of all, Kim loved spending time with family and being up north with her husband and friends. Kim had an infectious smile and was always upbeat and ready to go. She wanted the best for everyone, and was a very kind hearted, generous soul. Kim is preceded in death by her grandparents Ferdinand and Esther Johnson and mother Ferlene Kniss. She is survived by her husband David Peterson, her sons, Rob Kniss (Carrie Mcfarland) and Austin Peterson, her puppy Lucy, her brothers Jeff and Steve Kniss, her aunt and uncle, Darrel and Carol Johnson, and several cousins, nieces, nephews. There will be a private service for the family starting at 11 AM on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at the Wayzata Community Church. This will be followed by a Celebration of Life at the Shorewood Community & Event Center (5735 Country Club Rd, Shorewood, MN 55331). Hours will be 2:00-3:30 PM for family and 3:30-5:00 PM for friends. Face coverings will be mandatory for both gatherings. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the "The American Cancer Society" or "Golden Valley Animal Humane Society." Kim was a passionate lover of animals.

Published on February 24, 2021