MADISON-Edna C. Knitt, age 89, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. She was born on Aug. 22, 1923, in the town of Erin near Hartford, the daughter of Jacob and Martha (Lepien) Schneider. Edna graduated from Hartford High School, class of 1941, and attended Ripon College, graduating in 1947. She taught school in Marion for two years, was a salesclerk at J.C. Penny's on the square, Monona Drive Drugs, and Birk's Pharmacy. Edna was involved at St. John's Lutheran Church in their Women's Circle, the O.T.A.'s, and taught Sunday school.
She is survived by her son, Earl "Gus" (Laurie) Knitt Jr. of Pardeeville; granddaughter, Rebekah of Mauston; grandson, Nathan of Waukesha; and sister, Helen Jacob-Anderson of Menomonee Falls.
Edna was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Alice Lohr, Hilda Land, and Betty Knapmiller; brother, Ewald Schneider.
Funeral services for Edna will be held at ST. JOHN'S LUTHERAN CHURCH, 322 E. Washington Ave., Madison, at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 3, 2013, with Rev. Ken Smith presiding. Visitation will be held at church from 1 p.m. until the time of service on Sunday. Burial will be held at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Hartford at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 4, 2013.
A special thank you to Chamomile Assisted Living and Agrace HospiceCare for all their loving care. Memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be made at www.gundersonfh.com.
Funeral & Cremation Care
5203 Monona Drive
Memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church.
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm on Sunday, March 3, 2013 at St. John's Lutheran Church 322 E. Washington Ave. Madison WI (map/driving directions)
2:30 pm to 3:30 pm on Sunday, March 3, 2013 at St. John's Lutheran Church 322 E. Washington Ave. Madison WI (map/driving directions)
with Rev. Ken Smith presiding.
Burial will be held at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Hartford at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 4, 2013.