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Knoke, Harold F. 1915-2010


Posted By: Joel Bankes
Date: 6/25/2013 at 14:22:00

Harold Knoke, 94, of Elkader, died Monday, July 12, 2010, at the Elkader Care Center.

Harold was born August 20, 1915, in Klemme, to Fred and Ella (Glawe) Knoke. The family later moved to Elkader where he spent the rest of his life.

Harold was educated in the Elkader school system. He was confirmed at and was a lifelong member of Peace United Church of Christ in Elkader.

Harold was inducted into the United States Army, serving during WWII, from 1942 to 1946. When he returned home from the service, he went into the plumbing and heating business, where he continued until his retirement.

Harold and Violet Beck were united in marriage on June 26, 1950.

Survivors include his step-daughters, Gwen Kennedy of Palm Beach Gardens, FL; Kathryn (Ray) Possehl of Alburnette; step-son, Dennis (Mary) Beck of Elkader; ten grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; sister, Helen Taylor of Coon Rapids, MN; brothers, Vernon (Vadena) Knoke of Oelwein and Fred Jr. (Sheila) Knoke of Elkader.

Harold was preceded in death by his parents; his wife on May 4, 1988; two brothers, Kenneth Knoke and Clarence Knoke; three sisters, Lorraine Meyer, Ivanelle Webber and Marion Zittergruen.

Source: Leonard Funeral Home obituary


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