GANN VALLEY — Margaret Knippling, 91, of Gann Valley, died Thursday, April 11, 2013, at Avera Hand County Memorial Hospital, Miller, after a brief illness.
Burial Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Placidus Catholic Church at Duncan, rural Gann Valley with the Rev. Jim Friedrich officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday with a 7 p.m. rosary followed by a 7:30 p.m. scripture service, all at Reck Funeral Home, Miller.
Margaret Ellen Lobban was born on March 14, 1922, to James and Ruby (Fawcett) Lobban at their farm in Cedar Township.
On Nov. 20, 1948, she married Paul Knippling at Immaculate Conception Church in Stephan.
She was the Elm Creek News correspondent for nearly 20 years.
She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Stephan and St. Placidus Catholic Church at Duncan. She was active in the altar society as a member of both churches.
She is survived by her daughters, Kathy (Chuck) Yost, Gann Valley and Kay Goodall, Sioux Falls; son, Karl (Connie) Knippling; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; siblings, Nellie Jager, Huron, Alex (Leona) Lobban, Longmont, Colo., Ruth (DeWayne) Sivertsen, Ree Heights; James (Irene) Lobban, Lakewood, Colo.; and brother-in-law, Gene Smith, Miller.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Ruby Lobban; husband, Paul; son, Kenneth; three sisters, Edna Hasart, Christina Smith, and Allie Lobban; a brother who died in infancy; and brothers-in-law, August Jager and Thomas Hasart.
Reck Funeral Home of Miller has been entrusted with her arrangements. Visit www.familyfuneralhome.net
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