Marie L. Knoll

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Marie L. Knoll, age 90, of New Hampton, IA passed away on Sunday, May 24, 2020 at Colonial Manor in Elma, IA. Private funeral services will be held at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton, IA on Thursday, May 28, 2020 with Pastor Sue Cira officiating. Friends and family are welcomed to New Hampton Cemetery at 11:00 AM on Thursday for a graveside service. Online condolences may be left at Memorials may be directed to the family. Marie Lois Harrison was born June 18, 1929 to Edward and Elizabeth (Gitch) Harrison at home in Fredericksburg, IA. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Marie attended country school across the road from where the Harrison family lived and was a 1947 graduate of Fredericksburg High School. After completing her education, Marie worked at Ott & Forsman Produce House, and was a housekeeper for several families. She also worked at Powell’s Variety and Sumner Bakery. On February 14, 1954, Marie was united in marriage to Ward Knoll at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. The couple purchased a farm near Jerico where they worked side-by-side and raised their family. Marie enjoyed cooking and baking for her family. She canned the produce from her garden every year. Marie also enjoyed embroidering. She was an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church at Crane Creek, and helped sew many quilts. Those left to cherish her memories are her children, Bruce (Cindy) Knoll, Carol Knoll and Mark Knoll, all of New Hampton; her grandson Michael Knoll (Allie Stricker) of New Hampton; granddaughter, Stacey (Brad) Reints of Shell Rock; great-granddaughters Jennifer and Haley Reints, and brother Raymond (Dorothy) Harrison of Fredericksburg and sister Florence Rogers of Sumner, and brother-in-law Paul Dawson of Sumner. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ward; her sister, Helen Dawson, brother-in-laws Ralph Knoll, Robert Rogers and sister-in-law Ruth Knoll.

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  1. Bruce,Carol and Mark we are so sorry for your loss of your Mother. Yous are in our thoughts and prayers. Keep the memories in your hearts. RIP Marie.

  2. May the memories of Marie console you in the days ahead. Our prayers to her family. Jeanne and David Roder

  3. So sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy to the family. Was surprised to hear this. Donnie and Delores Knutson

  4. Carol and the Knoll Family. So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Thoughts and prayers to you all. Leo and Bev Dowd.

  5. To Marie’s Family, Virginia Dedor called yesterday to let me know of Marie’s death. Virginia is my primary link back to my cousins and others in the Fredericksburg area, my own birthplace (New Hampton Hospital – 1939). Over all these years, I always enjoyed visits with cousin Marie. I recall Marie and Ward’s wedding and the gathering at Grandma Gitch’s house where my family would stay when visiting from Grand Rapids, MI. During those early visits we spent many fun hours at the Harrison Farm…and I recall the school house across the street (my dad, Carl Gitch, attended there as well, having grown up on the farm before moving “to town.” In later years, both while living in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area and subsequently visiting the Twin Cities from where we now live in Washington state, we would stop at the farm in Jerico, on the way to Frederiscksburg, to visit Ward and Marie and then just Marie. She was always warm and so hospitable as we sat in the big room adjacent to the kitchen to catch up on news. Sue and I looked forward to her letters every Christmas…handwritten…and will miss them. Just recently I have sorted through photos and have many from my visits to the area, many with my Harrison cousins. My sister, Nadine, was age wise somewhere between Florence and Marie. We will miss Marie in many ways but keep the memories fresh. Dave Gitch (and Sue) 16956 Scandia LN NW, Poulsbo, WA 98370 Please accept our heartfelt sympathy

  6. Our prayers and condolences go to Carol, Mark, Bruce and family. Marie and Ward were good neighbors.

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