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Edna Knopp

March 27, 1918 — May 3, 2018

Funeral services for Edna Knopp of Starbuck, Minnesota, formerly of Alberta, Minnesota, will be held Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Morris, Minnesota, with Reverend Jack Baumgarn officiating.  Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday.  Burial will be in Synnes Cemetery near Alberta.

Edna Matilda Bertha Katherine Boldenow, daughter of Ludwig and Henrietta (Roth) Boldenow, was born on March 27, 1918 in Union Township, Iowa.  She was baptized on April 21, 1918 by W.G. Potratz in Germantown, Iowa. When Edna was young, her family made their home on a farm south of Chokio.  She was confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Synnes Township. Edna attended and graduated school from Ortonville High School.  On April 12, 1939, Edna was united in marriage to Adolph Knopp at Trinity Lutheran Church, Synnes Township, Minnesota.  The couple moved to a farm near Alberta where they raised their four children.  In 1956, Edna began working as a Certified Nurse Assistant at the Stevens Community Medical Center, where she worked for 33 years.  In 1958, Edna and Adolph moved to Alberta.  Adolph died February 13, 2002. In April of 2006, Edna moved to the Minnewaska Lutheran Home in Starbuck, where she continued to live until the time of her death.

Edna was a member of Zion Lutheran Church of Morris and LWML. She was also a member of the Merrifew Homemakers Club.  She enjoyed flower gardening and genealogy.  Edna also liked playing cards and putting puzzles together.  Most importantly, Edna loved spending time with her family.

Edna died Thursday, May 3, 2018 at the Minnewaska Lutheran Home in Starbuck, Minnesota, having reached the age of 100 years, one month and six days.

She is survived by her children: Glenn (Nancy) Knopp of Morris, Lyle (Joy) Knopp of St. Cloud, and Leila (David) Wildman of Lowry; daughter-in-law: Brenda Knopp of Carlos; six grandchildren: Cindy Domek of Alexandria, Jennifer (Tim) Sukke of Carlos, Lynn (Jody) Knopp of St. Joseph, Tara (Andy) Berger of Sartell, Tanya (fiancé Jason Root) Bryan of Culloden, WV, and Jared Wildman of Maple Grove; three step-grandchildren: Rodney (Sherree) Kruize of Rice, Brian (Peggy) Kruize of Morris, and Lori (Jon) Moser of Morris; eleven great-grandchildren: Cody (Hayley) Domek, Colin Domek, Kendra Sukke, Mason Sukke, Parker Sukke, Joel Knopp, Bethany Knopp, Ella Berger, Nikolas Berger, Gavin Bryan, and Jaxon Root; seven step-great-grandchildren: Amber (Scott) Melberg, Breanna (Mitch) Daly, Jenna (Reed) Kampmeier, Jacob Moser, Joanna Moser, Justus Moser, and Cody Kruize; great-great-grandson: Weston Domek;  three step-great-great-grandchildren: Lexi Melberg, Kylie Melberg and Weston Kampmeier; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband: Adolph; her parents; son: Leslie Knopp; grandchildren: Sheldon Knopp, Daniel Knopp and two infant grandsons; sister: Linda Rasmussen and brother: Edwin Boldenow.

Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris is in charge of the arrangements.

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