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Velma Dusanek Knake
May 22, 1915 – August 4, 2016

Velma Knake, age 101, went to meet her Lord and maker August 4, 2016.
Visitation will be August 16 from 5 – 7 at Lahey Funeral Home, Wyoming. Services will be August 17 at Zion American Lutheran Church, Wyoming at 11 a.m. Pallbearers are Chris Burnett, Doug Fairbanks, Eric Sterling, Tyson Dinslage, Tom Murphy and Sam Enders. Honorary Pallbearers are David Hansen and Steve Hansen.
Velma was born May 22, 1915, to George V. Dusanek, Jr. and Millie A. Henak. She married Henry John Knake February 22, 1944.
She is survived by her two children, Carol (Merton) Burnett and John (Pat) Knake. Grandchildren are Christopher (Kyla) Burnett, Tricia Burnett, Jody (Doug) Fairbanks, Julie (Eric) Sterling, Patsy Gendreau and Pam (Tyson) Dinslage. Great-grandchildren ae Jarrett and Kasandra Burnett, Pierce, Abby, Kaylee and Luke Fairbanks, Katelynn, Olivia, Sydney, Isabelle and Brock Sterling, Ayden and Michaela Gendreau, Quinn and Drake Dinslage. She is also survived by a sister, JoAnn Murphy of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and beloved nieces and nephews. She was very fortunate to have a wonderful roommate at the Anamosa Care Center, Diane Harms. Among her special friends in Onslow are Barb Harms, Betty Doden, Betty Wurst, and Maria Dunkel.
Velma was a homemaker and loved all of her family dearly. She lived on her parents’ farm southwest of Onslow until she and Henry retired and moved to Onslow. Her family and friends were what kept her going each day. She especially loved to play bingo and cards (rummy, 500, and pinochle). She belonged to the Zion American Lutheran Church, Wyoming and a card club in Onslow.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister, Ann Hansen, brother-in-law, Ervin Hansen, brother-in-law, Ambrose Murphy, and grandson-in-law, Ryan Gendreau.

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Source: Midland Times, Wyoming, Iowa, August 12, 2016

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