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Mildred Knoke

Mildred “Millie” B. Knoke, 98, of Coralville, passed away peacefully at the Solon Retirement Village on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. A gathering of family and friends to celebrate Millie’s life was held Saturday, Dec. 13, at Lensing Funeral Home in Iowa City. Private family burial was held at Oakland Cemetery in Iowa City. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Iowa City Hospice or to the Iowa City Friends of the Animal Center Foundation (www.facf.org).
Millie was born in rural Johnson County on Jan. 1, 1916, the daughter of Arthur and Etta (Hackbart) Fuhrmeister. She grew up in Johnson County and attended Horace Mann School. On March 29, 1937, she married Louis F. Scheetz, who passed away on Nov. 7, 1949. Millie married and later divorced Henry “Hank” Knoke who passed away on Nov. 28, 2010. 
For over 30 years, Millie worked as a clerk for the blood bank at the University of Iowa. A lifelong Hawkeye fan, Millie and her son Rick spent many Saturdays at Kinnick Stadium cheering on the Hawks. During her retirement she spent her time at the Coralville Recreation Center doing water exercise and having lunch with her friends. She loved tending to her flowers, being outdoors and working in her yard. Her highlight was spending time with her family and Missy her cat. Her last achievement was living independently until the last month of her life. 
Survivors include her three children: Karen (Richard) Collins of Eldridge, , Allen (Donna) Scheetz of Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, and Rick Knoke of North Liberty; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Millie was preceded in death by her parents, husbands Louis Scheetz and Henry Knoke, her brother Ralph Fuhrmeister and a grandson Scott Scheetz.
To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of Mildred “Millie” B. Knoke please visit www.lensingfuneral.com.