Elizabeth J. Knoebel

June 16, 1924 – March 4, 2010

Elizabeth J. Knoebel of Wales, died Thursday, March 4, 2010, at Shorehaven Nursing Home in Oconomowoc at the age of 85.

She was born June 16, 1924, in Genesee to Thomas and Elizabeth (nee Williams) Evans. She was a 1942 graduate of Waukesha High School. On Nov. 19, 1949, she married William Knoebel at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Waukesha. She had been a postal worker for many years at Wales, Sullivan and Waukesha, retiring in 1986. She has been a lifelong member of Jerusalem Presbyterian Church in Wales.

She will be sadly missed by her children, Patrick (Lori) Knoebel of Eagle and Nancy (Edson) Knoebel-Rodrigues of Jersey City, N.J. She was the dear grandmother of Breanna and Brett Knoebel. She is further survived by her brother, Robert (Dee) Evans of Clyman, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, William, on Jan. 22, 2006; son, Robert Knoebel; siblings Jean Pronold, Byron, Merlin "Red," Clayton and Harold Evans and Janet O’Rourke.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, March 7, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. A second visitation will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 8, until the 11 a.m. funeral service at Jerusalem Presbyterian Church, 207 Main St. in Wales. Graveside services will follow at St. Paul Cemetery.

Memorials in Elizabeth’s name are appreciated to the Alzheimer’s Association, 620 S. 76th St. Suite 160, Milwaukee, WI 53214-1549.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035, or go to for directions or to leave an online tribute.