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Agatha Knoblach, age 94 of Sauk Centre passed away on Monday, November 17, 2008 at St. Michael's Nursing Home in Sauk Centre, MN.
Agatha was born on April 2, 1914 to Anton and Margaret (Fuchs) Weber in Rockville Township, Stearns, County, MN. Agatha had a lifelong love for music and was an accomplished pianist who played in a band with her family throughout the Stearns County area. She also worked as a housekeeper for many years. On September 9, 1952 Agatha was united in marriage to Leo Knobloch in Pearl Lake, MN. The Knoblach's farmed until 1973. Upon moving into West Union, Leo kept busy with a large garden each season and Agatha enjoyed canning all of the garden's harvest. They were members of St. Alexius parish in West Union for over thirty-five years and Agatha was active in the Christian Mothers Society. In 1989, they moved into Sauk Centre and became members of Our Lady of Angels parish.
Agatha will be remembered as an excellent cook who enjoyed making meals for anyone who stopped in to visit. She took up crocheting in her later years and made many bedspreads, tablecloths and even curtains out of crochet. After Leo's death in 2000, Agatha became a resident of St. Michael's Home in 2004.
She is survived by her sisters, Alma Voigt of Luxemburg. MN, Gertrude Euteneuer of St. Cloud, MN, Rose Voigt of Cold Spring, MN and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Leo, 5 brothers, Michael, Marcus, Herman, Clemence and Lawrence Weber; 2 sisters, Cecelia Frank and Marie Hiens.
A Mass of Resurrection was held for Agatha on Thursday, November 20, 2008 at 11:00 am at the St. Alexius Catholic Church in West Union with Fr. James Statz and Fr. Thomas Knoblach officiating. Musicians were the church choir with Julie Bottelberghe as organist. Interment was in the church cemetery with her nieces and nephews serving as pallbearers. Arrangements were handled by the Roy-Hetland Funeral Home, Osakis, MN.
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