September 25, 1918 - September 15, 2010
Viola C. Knuth, 91, of Grand Island, died Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at the St. Francis Medical Center. Funeral services will be on Saturday at 10:30 A.M. at Messiah Lutheran Church. The Rev. Harvey Johnson will officiate. Burial will be at the Grand Island City Cemetery. Visitation will be on Friday from 4:00 until 8:00 P.M. at Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Home. Mrs. Knuth was born on September 25, 1918 in Grand Island. Survivors of the immediate family include one brother, Clarance Becker of Grand Island. Additional survivors include nieces and nephews, Leona (Robert) Priess of Grand Island, Ray (Jeanne) Becker of St. Edward, Gerald (Frances) Sherard of Lakewood, Colorado, Earl (Delyce) Knuth of Olathe, Kansas, Lee Roy (Lorrena) Becker of Paxton, Dwight Sherard of Giltner, Shelly (Terry) Hooks of O’Brien, Oregon, Lyle (Jane) Knuth of Columbus; a nephew-in-law, Larry Burmood of Hastings; numerous great-nieces and great-nephews; a step-brother, Ralph (Wava) Rauert of Rapid City, South Dakota; and two step-sisters-in-law, Esther Rosacker of Wood River, and Wanda Rauert of Grand Island. Mrs. Knuth received her education in rural Hall County. She married Roy Knuth on June 28, 1939 in Grand Island. From 1939 until 1942 she worked at the Wolbach grill in Grand Island. From 1943, until her retirement in 1980, she was employed at J.W. Woolworth in Grand Island. Mrs. Knuth especially enjoyed dancing and she loved to play cards. She was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband in 1989; her sister Nadine Sherard; two nieces, Vicki Sherard, and Sundra Burmood; two step-brothers, Art Rauert, and Elmer Rauert; two sisters-in-law, Betty Becker and Eunice Stoltenberg Becker; two brothers-in-laws and sisters-in-laws, Raymond (Viola) Knuth, and George (Mildred) Knuth; and four step-sisters and step-brothers-in-law, Irma (Victor) Bosselman, Elvira (Charles) Baasch, Edna (Fred) Boltz, and Lucille (Raymond) Thesenvitz. Memorials are suggested to Messiah Lutheran Church.
Viola C. Knuth, 91, of Grand Island, died Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at the St. Francis Medical Center. Funeral services will be on Saturday at 10:30 A.M. at Messiah Lutheran Church. The Rev. Harvey Johnson will officiate. Burial will... View Obituary & Service Information
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