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James R. Knaebel, 53, of Oregon, Mo., passed away Sunday, March 14, 2010, at his home.
James was born January 2, 1957, in Cole County, Mo. On May 13, 2005, he was married to Gail (Matzen) Sunderman in Nebraska City, Neb. James was a member of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Local #83. Survivors include his wife Gail of their Oregon home; son and daughter, John "Jack" and Ashley Knaebel, both of Springfield, Mo.; step-sons, Austin and Brooks Knaebel, both of Oregon, Mo.; step-daughters, Christian Acamo of Oregon, Mo., and Cheri Ghrke of Belleview, Neb.; brothers, Ed Knaebel of Jefferson City, Mo., and Robbie Knaebel of Russellville, Mo.; sister, Patty Kaegy of Greenville, Ill.; granddaughter, Kyla Sherwood; and three step- grandchildren, Ebbin, Brayln and Payton Ghrke. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Shirley (Dees) Knaebel; and a brother, Chuck Knaebel. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 19 at Chamberlain Funeral Home, Oregon, Mo.