Emma Knobloch

Emma KnoblochEmma Knobloch, age 97 of Rock Rapids, IA died Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at the Lyon Manor Nursing and Rehab Center in Rock Rapids, IA.

Funeral service will be 10:00 AM, Saturday Jan. 26th at the Apostolic Christian Church in Lester, Iowa. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday, Jan. 25th with the family present from 2:00 to 4:00 PM and 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Apostolic Christian Fellowship Hall in Lester.

Emma Friedricka Knobloch was born August 27, 1915 at the family farm near Alvord, Iowa, the daughter of Dietrich and Julia (Koch) Knobloch. She attended Cleveland Township School through the 8th grade. After her education she did domestic work for several families in Lyon County, Iowa. In the early 1930’s she moved to Peoria, IL to do domestic work with the Triebel family. On December 29, 1935 she was baptized at Princeville, IL. She remained with the Triebel family for 50 years. Emma moved back to Iowa in 1979 to be near family. In 2010 Emma entered the Lyon Manor Nursing & Rehab Center in Rock Rapids, IA.

She was a member of the Apostolic Christian Church in Lester, IA. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting, and handiwork. She was an excellent cook and her family enjoyed her baking.

This past Tuesday, January 22, 2013 Emma died at the Lyon Manor Nursing Home in Rock Rapids at the age of 97.

She is survived by five siblings, Paulina Knobloch of Rock Rapids, IA, Wilbert (Helen) Knobloch of Lester, IA, Wilma Hoogeveen of Rock Rapids, IA, Violet (Ray) Luthi of Lamar, MO and Adolph (Jean) Knobloch of Algona, IA; three sisters-in-law, Helen Knobloch of Larchwood, IA, Phylis Knobloch of Peoria, IL and Vera Knobloch of Lester, IA; along with many nieces, nephews and other extended family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dietrich and Julia Knobloch; four sisters, Julia, Elizabeth, Lydia and Emelie; and five brothers, Ernst, Albert, Dietrich, Benjamin and Earl.

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