Tonja Knopf

Obituary of Tonja E. Knopf

Tonja E. Knopf



Age 66, our loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother passed away unexpectedly on July 20, 2018.  Born November 28, 1951 in Lansing, Michigan.  Tonja owned and operated for many years a home cleaning company.

Surviving are her daughter, Donna Schimberg; 4 grandchildren Nicole (Nick) Ruiz, Leigha Freeman, Terry Freeman, and Dhanthan Guajardo; 3 great-grandchildren, Anecia Ruiz, King Proffit, and Frederick Turner;  former husband and Best friend, Keith Charles Hale; 2 sisters, Gladys Schooler, and Georgia Tredwell; 1 brothers, Jeff Schooler; and many other family members and friends.  Tonja was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Chester “Chet” Schimberg; her parents, Robert & Eunice Schooler; brother, Ronald Schooler.

A Celebration of Tonja’s life will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 1200 Diehm Road, Lansing, Michigan  48906. Contributions in memory of Tonja may be made to the family.