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Knoke, Violet Marie (Duwe) Beck 1908-1988


Posted By: Joel Bankes
Date: 6/26/2013 at 22:15:36

Private funeral services for Violet Marie Knoke, 79, were held Thursday, May 5, 1988, at the Leonard Witt Funeral Home, Elkader. Rev. Jim Klosterboer officiated the service with burial in the Mt. Harmony Cemetery, rural Elkport. Pallbearers were William Hommel, Brett Eaton, William Sadewasser, Charles Hansel Sr., Leo Miller and Donald Leonard.

Violet Marie was born October 27, 1908, on a farm in Jefferson Township near Guttenberg, the daughter of Edward and Henrietta (Rethwisch) Duwe. She was baptized in St. John's Lutheran Church by Rev. Janzig and confirmed in St. Paul's Lutheran Church on Witsunday*, both in Guttenberg. After graduation she taught school at Guttenberg for two years.

January 8, 1930, she married Homer Beck in St. Mark's Lutheran Church at Dubuque. Three children were born to this union. Together they farmed near Elkport until Homer's death after eight years of married life. At this time she moved to Guttenberg, where she was an active member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Due to bad health she later moved to Elkader.

She married Harold Knoke at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, June 26, 1950. She was an active member of Bethany Lutheran Church, teaching Sunday School, as an organist, and active with the Lutheran Hospital in LaCrosse, Wis. Violet Knoke died there Tuesday morning, May 3, 1988.

Survivors include her husband Harold; her three children, Mrs. Martin (Gwen) Asche of West Palm Beach, Fla.; Mrs. Raymond (Kathryn) Possehl of Alburnett; and Dennis Beck and his wife Mary of Elkader; ten grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were he parents and a brother Richard Duwe.

~Clayton County Register, May 8, 1988, pg 6

*Whitsunday is the Sunday of the feast of Whitsun or Pentecost in the Christian liturgical year, observed 7 weeks after Easter (Wikipedia)


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