Madeline M. Knieriemen


Madeline Knieriemen of Lorton, VA (formerly of Warwick, NY) passed away on April 18, 2023, after a long illness. She was 81 years old.

Born in Brooklyn, NY, on December 26, 1941, she was the daughter of Henry and Theresa (Schnell) Howe.

Madeline was a kitchen designer for Cornerstone Design in Falls Church, VA. She volunteered with the Lions Club in Lake Ridge, VA and she donated time at the Lake Ridge Fellowship House.

After moving to Warwick, NY to raise a family, Madeline was involved in many of her children’s activities while they were growing up: volunteering as a softball coach, 4H leader, and as a Girl Scout leader.  Madeline loved movies, scrapbooking and gardening.  A family statement reads, “Mom’s love for her family was tremendous! It showed in everything she did. She loved cooking for her friends and family and never passed up a family gathering – or a chance to dance.”

Madeline is survived by her six children: Theresa Larson and her husband Erik of Springfield, VA; Joseph Knieriemen and his wife Jennifer of Manasses, VA; Linda Graham and her husband Sean of Lake Ridge, VA; David Knieriemen and his wife Ellen of West Hampton, NY; Michelle Knieriemen-Montgomery and her husband Dave of Warwick, NY; and Stephen Knieriemen and his wife Stefanie of Nokesville, VA; sister Kathleen Riley of Hillsdale, NJ; brother Henry Howe of Greenville, NY; 18 grandchildren: Kristen Larson; David Larson; Matthew Larson; Joseph Knieriemen and fiancee’ Gabrielle Toms; Stephanie Knieriemen and her life partner Eric Russell; Daniel Knieriemen and his wife Christine; Kaitlyn Graham; Brandon Graham; Carly Graham; Cain Graham; Keith Graham; Elizabeth Knieriemen; Ryan Knieriemen; David Montgomery; Noah Montgomery; Madelyn Montgomery; Marlaina Knieriemen and Everett Knieriemen; five great-grandchildren with another on the way: Aiden, Elaina, Reagan, Colton and Bodhi. She was predeceased by her parents and sisters Estelle Zickler and June Covetskie.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, April 26 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 17 Oakland Avenue, Warwick, NY. A funeral service will be on Thursday, April 27th at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home followed by interment in Warwick Cemetery

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or online           



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Miss k was always the life of the party and also the cook for the party , miss k sure loved her family it was evident in every thing she did , miss k would call it like she seen it which i really respected I guess that was the Brooklyn in her. I would go the beach every year with the whole family and when her grand kids where in the water miss k would stand with her feet in the water and hands on hips Making sure her grandkids were safe . RIP miss K
Prayers and thoughts go out to the family. Louise (Smith) Paige
Louise Paige
My grandma was such an incredible woman. She loved everyone in our family so much, and brought all of us so much joy. She had such a warm presence and made everyone feel so safe and loved. She taught me so many life lessons, and helped me discover so many of my passions and hobbies. My cousins and I were so fortunate to grow up with someone as wonderful as her as our grandma, and we all have such wonderful memories with her to keep her legacy alive.
Kristen Larson
My Grandma was one of the most loved human beings by our family, she cared for us when we joined the military and always had unconditional love for each and everyone one of us, I wouldn't have changed a thing about her, and you can't forget her fridge was always loaded with the best ice cream and cream puffs, we will always love and cherish you this is just a see you later till we join you again. Love you a ton Grandma
Daniel Knieriemen
Aunt Madeline was always one of my favorite speak your mind people. I’m so sorry to hear of her passing and I wish my condolences to all my cousins and your children. Love each other, cousin Lothar
Lothar Knieriemen
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