CARBONDALE — Bernard Cramer Kneale, 82, of Webster Groves, Missouri, died on Monday, Aug. 27, 2019, in Barnes-Jewish Hospital after a courageous battle with multiple myeloma. He was surrounded by his family when he was welcomed into the arms of his Savior, Jesus Christ.
He was born in Mount Carroll and was the middle son to Blendon and Armella Kneale, both artists and teachers at Shimer College.
Bernie had a lifelong career as an educator and minister. His passion was to help others throughout his life.
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He is survived by his wife, Ann Duncan; his brothers, Collan (Joy) and Arlie (Brenda); his children, Steve (Becky) and Julie Gooden (Shane); his stepchildren, Kim Rensing (Jim) and Jeff Duncan (Jennifer); his beloved grandchildren, Zach (Staci), Tyler, Conner, Gracie, Andrew, Katherine and Cameron; along with many nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life service will be at 3 p.m. Sept. 14, in Laclede Groves Lutheran Senior Services auditorium in Webster Groves, Missouri.
Donations are welcome in his name to NGL and Feed My Sheep Mission to Honduras.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.creasonfuneralhome.com.