Kaye Hope Tenerelli


Kaye Hope Tenerelli, age 83, living in Superior, WI, passed away surrounded by her family on August 30, 2020 after a long fought battle with cancer.

Kaye was born of Richard Knoderer and Hope (Waters) Knoderer on September 13, 1937 in Muncie, IN. She was first married to Stanley Jack Phillips (deceased) and together had 3 children, Kimberly Kaye Philips (deceased), Teresa Kaye Phillips, and Stanley Kent Phillips. She then moved to West Palm Beach, FL, where she married Louis Donald Tenerelli, and together had 1 child, Louis Sean Tenerelli.

Kaye leaves behind a long legacy survived by Louis Donald Tenerelli (Husband), Stanley Kent Phillips (Son), Mary (Maloney) Phillips (Spouse), Erica (Phillips) Milliken (Granddaughter), Chris Milliken (Spouse), Jack Milliken (Great Grandson), Lauren MIlliken (Great Granddaughter), Lilianna Milliken (Great Granddaughter), Maxwell Phillips (Grandson), Hanna DeSmet (Future Spouse), Teresa Kaye Phillips (Daughter), Jensen DuPilka (Grandson), Jenna DuPilka (Granddaughter), Louis Sean Tenerelli (Son), Amber (Kantor) Tenerelli (Spouse), Thomas Tenerelli (Grandson), Stella Tenerelli (Granddaughter), Anna Tenerelli (Granddaughter), Kenneth Knoderer (Brother), Leanne (Duncan) Rector (Niece), Angela Knoderer Hargrave (Niece), Lisa (Duncan) Angel (Niece), Chris Knoderer (Nephew), Linda Knoderer (Sister in Law), Stacia (Knoderer) Dirks and Tony Knoderer (Nephew).

Kaye would want to include all of her friends she considered family on this list, but they are too many to mention. The Tenerelli/Phillips/Knoderer Families would like to express our gratitude to all who impacted her life.

The visitation for Kaye Hope Tenerelli will be at 9:30-11:00 AM on Friday, September 4th at Cathedral of Christ the King in Superior, Wisconsin, followed by the funeral Mass at 11:00 AM.

In the spirit of Kaye’s social service history, the family asks that a donation to NWCSA - Solid Rock Mission, 1004 N 5th Street, Superior, WI 54880 or your charity of choice, be made in her honor in lieu of flowers for her funeral.

Assisting the family with arrangements, Downs Funeral Home, 1617 N 19th Street. To send an online condolence, please go to

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