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Delores Knoedler, 73 - March 28, 2007


Delores Knoedler, 73, of Brady passed away at her home at Jeffrey Lake on March 26, 2007.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 29, at American Lutheran Church in Gothenburg with the Rev. Matthew Groenke officiating. Burial will be at Fort McPherson National Cemetery Maxwell.
Visitation will be 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday (today) with family present from 6 -8 p.m. at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel.
Delores Lorene Knoedler was born on Sept. 19, 1933 in Gothenburg, the youngest of four children of Charlie and Hattie Peterson Anderson. She grew up north of Gothenburg in the Etna community and graduated from Gothenburg High School in 1950.
On Feb. 17, 1951 she was united in marriage to Harold E. Knoedler at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Gothenburg where they made their home. They raised four children: Diane, Layne, Kirt and Nancy.
In October 1958, Knoedler and her husband opened an auto repair business called Rite-Way Auto Service. She became the bookkeeper for the business that they continued to operate until 1992.
In 1988, the couple sold their home in Gothenburg and moved to Jeffrey Lake south of Brady. She worked at Shores Bar & Grill in Brady for 12 years, retiring when the business closed in 2005.
?Knoedler enjoyed bowling for many years attending 42 consecutive state bowling tournaments, using her talent of cooking to prepare large meals for family gatherings and hosting friends and family at their lake home, family members said.
?Knoedler was preceded in death by her parents and a brother Wallace Anderson.
She is survived by: her husband Harold of Brady; children—Diane (Calvin) Streeter of Plugerville, TX; Layne (Lyn) Knoedler of Kearney; Kirt (Heidi) Knoedler of Gothenburg; and Nancy (Kenneth) Christensen of Gothenburg; a brother Wesley Andserson and a sister Opal Maline both of Gothenburg; 10 grandchildren—Brian Streeter, Aaron Streeter, Lance (Aimee) Knoedler, Lyndsey (Troy) Douglas, Joe Knoedler, Megan Knoedler, and Mark Rudma, Stacy (Andy) Kubik, Isaac Christensen, Eric Christensen; three great grandchildren—Brooklyn and Raegan Douglas and Adriana Christensen; special friend Jan Cromer of Brady.
Memorials can be directed to the Brady Volunteer Fire Department, American Lutheran Church, Callahan Cancer Center.
Online condolences may be given to the family at www.blasestrauser.com.

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