Lonna Sue “Corky” Knoll, 64, died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010, at Community Medical Center in Missoula, Mont., of renal failure. Her prayer vigil service will be 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010, at Holland & Bonine Funeral Home, with her funeral Mass 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 12, 2010, at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, with Father Dale Yurkovic officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery. A fellowship luncheon will be held at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Club immediately after the graveside services. Memorial contributions in Lonna’s honor maybe made to a memorial of one’s choice. Services and arrangements have been entrusted to Holland & Bonine Funeral Home. Lonna was born July 21, 1945, in Williston, N.D., to Chester and Orlie (Hintz) Solberg. She was raised and educated in North Dakota, attending schools in Williston, Glendive and Helena. She married James William Knoll on April 23, 1966, in Glendive. They had three children. The couple made their home in Glendive, Glasgow and settled in Havre, where James owned and operated an RV repair shop. Lonna worked in the health care field most of her life until her health forced her to retire. In Havre she worked at the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd and did some home health care after the Lutheran Home moved to the Northern Montana Care Center. Lonna enjoyed crocheting, needle work, arts and crafts and playing cards. She was a member of the Havre VFW Auxiliary, Havre American Legion and St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church. In 2005 Lonna moved to Missoula to be closer to family. She was preceded in death by her parents; her stepmother; a twin sister; and her husband James in 1992. Lonna is survived by her sister, Bunky (Larry) Wirtz of Outlook, Mont., and their family, daughter, Devon (Wayne Carter) Knoll and their children, James and Nikki all of Missoula, Mont.; her two sons, Earl (Dori) Knoll and their children, Jessica, Thomas, Robert, Jacob and Andrew all of Arlee, Mont., and Brian Knoll of Helena, Mont.; and her two special friends, Alice Pewonka of Havre, Mont., and Judy Gertz of Great Falls, Mont.
LONNA SUE KNOLL obituary
Published: Wednesday, February 10th, 2010
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