OBITUARY: Ann Marie Knollenberg


Ann Marie Knollenberg, age 61, of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee passed away on the evening of Saturday, July 15, 2023.

Ann was born in Stenløse, Denmark, and was a 1979 graduate of McGavock High School. She was a well-loved employee of Pinnacle Bank for 16 years.

Ann met the love of her life, Tom, in 1987. They were married on June 28, 1988, and were never apart for 35 years. Over that time, they celebrated the birth of their three wonderful children and created memories that will last a lifetime.

Ann was an incredible artist, whether it was with a paintbrush, knitting needle, or craft, everything she created was extraordinary. Ann’s love of creating beautiful things extended to her garden. It wasn’t unusual to find her happily sitting outside with her rosebushes, pruning and encouraging them to grow.

The smell of fresh baked bread always lingered in their home and a sheet of cookies was usually out on the counter – though they never seemed to last long.

Ann passed her love of 70’s music on to her children. ABBA and Elton John were always in constant rotation. If there was such a thing as magic, she had no shortage of it. She would sprinkle pixie dust (and glitter!) on every person who was lucky enough to know her.

Even though she is no longer physically here, we know “she is the sun in the sky that is still shining above us” (ABBA).

She is survived by:
Loving Husband – Thomas Knollenberg
Children – Andrew Knollenberg (Kaitlyn), Kayla (Austin) Evans & Sara (Tanner) McFarlane
Grandson – Nolan Evans
Mother – Margith Hansen Pickney
Brothers – Bruce Pickney and Hans Pickney
Adored cousins, in-laws, nieces & nephews

Preceded in death by her father – Ray Pickney

A Celebration of Life service will be conducted at a later date.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615)773-2663.


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