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Nettie Banwart 1924-2012

September 18, 2012
Emmetsburg News

WEST BEND -- Funeral service for Nettie Banwart was Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Apostolic Christian Church in West Bend. Apostolic Christian Ministers officiated.

Burial was in the Apostolic Christian Cemetery, West Bend. The Harris Funeral Home in West Bend was in charge of arrangements.

Nettie Caroline Banwart, the daughter of Ernst and Caroline (Feucht) Kno-bloch, was born Nov. 15, 1924. She attended country school through the eighth grade. In later years, she achieved her high school equivalency certificate in 1971.

For years, Nettie assisted many families during childbirth or times of illness as a care giver, whenever there was a need. She also worked many years as a cook at the Rock Rapids Community Hospital.

In 1974 Nettie was united in marriage to Ervin J. Banwart, at Larchwood and they lived their lives in West Bend. Nettie enjoyed her family, as well as gardening, hand-sewing, and volunteering. She became a member of the Apostolic Christian Church in 2010.

Survivors include her husband of 38 years Ervin, of West Bend; daughter, Charlotte (Marvin) Fehr; seven grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

Also surviving are sisters Frieda Gerber and Elsie Leuthold; and brother, Ezra (Marie) Knoblock; as well as her many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Clarence, Otto, Carl, Walter and Alvin; and sister Clara.

Nettie battled cancer since 1996 and her quiet and enduring demeanor exemplified, and set an example to those around her.

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