January 21, 2020

JASPER- Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, at Apostolic Christian Faith Church in Pittsburg, Kan., for Violet Rose (Knobloch) Luthi, 89, who died following a long battle with Parkinson’s disease, on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, at Comfort Care Homes in Pittsburg, Kan., where she had been a resident the last four years. Burial will be in the Apostolic Cemetery in Lamar.

The family will receive friends from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, at Weng Funeral Chapel in Jasper and from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, at the Apostolic Christian Faith Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Comfort Care Homes or Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, both in Pittsburg, Kan.

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Survivors include her husband, Raymond; six sons, Lawrence and wife Becky, Liberal, Calvin and wife Jodi, Lamar, William and wife Kristine, Silverton, Ore., Troy and wife Vanessa, Versailles, KY, Darwin and wife Susan, Ottawa, Kan. and Leon and wife Teresa, Jasper; four daughters, Loretta Moser and husband Rick, Larchwood, Iowa, Vera Frieden and husband Rex, Lamar, Kristine Huber and husband Michael and Karla Rutledge, both of Jasper; 54 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law, Phyllis Knobloch, Peoria, Ill., Vera Knobloch, Rock Rapids, Iowa and Jean Knobloch, Algona, Iowa and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by seven brothers, Ernest, Albert, Dietrich, Benjamin, Wilbert, Earl and Adolph; seven sisters, Julia Plattner, Emma Knobloch, Elizabeth Barker, Lydia Moser, Paulina Knobloch, Emelie Knobloch and Wilma Hoogeveen; a daughter-in-law, Sandra Luthi and a great-granddaughter, Lillie McManis.

Mrs. Luthi was born Jan. 1, 1931, on the family farm near Alvord, Iowa, to Dietrich and Julia (Koch) Knobloch. She was a 1949 graduate of Lester High School. After high school she attended Nettleton Business College in Sioux Falls, S.D. She worked as a legal secretary in Rock Rapids, Iowa for many years.

In 1951 she repented and was baptized at the Apostolic Christian Church in Lester, Iowa. In later years she was a member of the Apostolic Christian Faith Church. She married Raymond Luthi on April 21, 1996 and moved to Jasper. With this marriage she became a loving wife, second mother and grandmother to her husband’s family.