Mildred Knobbe, 91, of Dodge, died Sunday, June 7, 2020 at Parkview Home in Dodge. Funeral Mass will be 10:30am on Saturday, June 13 at St. Boniface Catholic Church at Monterey with Rev. Matt Niggemeyer as celebrant. Per Directive Health Measure, physical distancing by household will be required for seating at the funeral. Funeral Mass will be livestreamed on the Stokely Funeral Home Facebook page. Burial will be at St. Boniface Cemetery. Visitation with family present will be Friday from 5:00pm to 6:30pm at St. Boniface Catholic Church at Monterey. Per Directive Health Measure, 25 people will be allowed in the building at a time during visitation. Memorials may be made to GACC Endowments or St. Boniface Catholic Church Endowment. Arrangements by Stokely Funeral Home.
Mildred was born to Leo and Margaret (Sellhorst) Kleffner on August 31, 1928 at Olean. She grew up on the family farm and attended the Sacred Heart Academy at Olean. On October 5, 1948, Mildred married Clement Knobbe at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Dodge. The couple made their home on the Knobbe farm where Mildred was the bookkeeper for family cooperation. They retired to St. Joseph’s Retirement Community in West Point before moving to Dodge.
Mildred was as member of St. Boniface Altar Society and Catholic Daughters. She served as a sacristan at St. Boniface Catholic church for many years and was 4-H leader. Mildred enjoyed gardening, playing cards, dancing, and reading. She was known for being an excellent seamstress and baker. Clem and Mildred loved traveling whether it be as a couple or with their family.
Survivors include daughter, Joan (Peter) Lieben of Omaha; sons, Paul (Kim) of Dodge, Pat of West Point, and Glen (Susan) of Imperial; grandchildren, Zach Lieben, Ben Lieben, Abby (David) Hitchler, Jackie (Justin) Poulas, Amy (Ryan) Guerra, Ryan (Libby) Knobbe, Kylie (Brandon) Dirkschneider, Nathan Knobbe, Miranda (Cody) Stagemeyer, Jared (Jess) Knobbe, and Darin Knobbe; great grandchildren, Rose, Ruth Anne, Allie, Delaney, Jaden, Ayva, Cale, Makenna, Madeline, Aimah, Kash, Kole, Kade, Kort, and Emmi; sister, Lavina (Eugene) Mestl; and brothers, John Kleffner and Donald (Janelle) Kleffner.
Mildred is preceded in death by parent; husband, Clem; daughter-in-law, Stephanie Knobbe; great granddaughter, Tanna Knobbe; brother, Stan (Gertie) Kleffner; sister, Catherine (Ed) Meister; and sisters-in-law, Mary Ann Kleffner and Jerry Kleffner.