Edward Knodel - 1983
Funeral services for Edward Knodel were
Friday, Feb. 25, at 2:30 p.m. in the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Bethune with
Rev. Michael Greenwalt officiating.
Song selections were "Going Down The Valley" and "Old Rugged
Cross". Singers were the church choir and the organist was Jean Weisshaar.
Casket bearers were Arthur Knodel Jr., Allen Knodel, Edward R. Knodel, John
Knodel, Steven Knodel, Timothy J. Wilkening.
Honorary casket bearers were Jake Weisshaar, Bill Kreoger, Fred Hilts St., Frank
Walters, Ruben Schaal, Ted Schaal, Albert Weiss, and G.E. Schaal.
Interment was in the Immanuel Cemetery in Bethune.
Hendricks Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.
Edward Knodel, son of Gottlieb and Christina Knodel was born April 6, 1894, in
Josephdorf, South Russia. He came with his family to the United States in 1906
and settled north of Bethune when he was 12 years old.
He was baptized in infancy and was confirmed on April 4, 1909, at the Immanuel
Lutheran Church, where he remained a member all his life and attended regularly
while his health permitted.
Ed grew up in this community, working whenever there was a job ranching cattle
until 1917 when he entered the service to serve in World War I. In 1918 he
settled on his land in this area and built up his farm and livestock. On April
6, 1922, he was united in marriage to Helen C. Schaal. They lived on the farm
for many years, serving on the church board and school board. In 1962 they moved
to Burlington to their present home due to ill health.
Ed and Helen were the parent of five children: Mabel, who died in infancy,
Arthur R. of Kanorado, Lawrance E. of Burlington, Gladys Wilkening of
Goodland, and Garvin C. of Burlington.
Ed had been in failing health the past few years, until finally entering the Kit
Carson County Memorial Hospital on Jan 17 of this year with pneumonia, where he
spent three weeks and was then released to the Burlington Rest Home on Feb. 13.
He passed away there on Feb. 22, 1983, at the age of 88.
Those left to mourn his passing are his widow Helen of the home, his three sons,
Arthur and Martha Knodel, Lawrance and Ruth Knodel, Gladys and Jake
Wilkening and Garvin and Doris Knodel; 13 grandchildren, three
great-grandchildren, his only surviving sister Eva Schaal of Loveland, a host of
relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers,
two sisters and his infant daughter.