Marie (May) will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her 4 children, 12 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, and 5 great-great grandchildren. Dennis (Sharon) Knittig 3 children: Chad (Karma) Knittig, Nicole (Jody) Vedress, Kurt Knittig (Carrie) of Annaheim; Linda Kosokowsky 3 children: Sherry (Bob) Olson, Wendy (Kelvin) Britton of Saskatoon, and Chris Kosokowsky of Ohio; Phyllis predeceased (Rod) Ehalt, 3 children: Carey (Curtis) Mase of Lloydminster, Ahlana Ehalt (Tyler) of Martensville and Travis Ehalt of Lloydminster; Lorne (Margo) Knittig of Vanscoy, 3 children: Todd (Rayanne) Simmer of Cochrane, Laura Knittig (Matt), and Garth Knittig of Vanscoy; 1 sister: Jane Hall-Novecosky, and 2 brothers: Cyril Walker, and Joe (Diana) Walker, Alois Knittig father of her children. She was predeceased by her parents Joseph and Marie Worms, her daughter Phyllis Ehalt, 5 brothers and 4 sisters: Herman (Ethel) Wesling, Alex (Delaphine) Wesling, Ida (Joe) Bobinski, Martha (Raymond) Puetz, Henry Worms, Alma (George) Knittig, Dennis (Sonia) Walker, Daniel (Eunice) Wourms, Aurelia (Alphonse) Kolbeck, Yvonne Walker, Charles Hall and son-in-law Leonard Kosokowsky.
May was born on January 31, 1928 to Joseph and Marie (nee Schulte) Worms. She was one of thirteen children. She grew up on the family farm near Lake Lenore.
On September 29, 1948 she married Alois Knittig and started their homestead 2 miles north of Annaheim. They were blessed with four children, together they built a mixed farm of grain, dairy, hogs, chickens, and horses. The whole family helped with the huge garden. She also found time to sew. Alois and May relocated to Humboldt area in 1981. She started her next career working with her sisters at St. Mary’s Villa in Humboldt. She was a dedicated worker as a special care aide for 20 years until she retired at the age of 65. She continued to volunteer at the Villa doing compassionate care and made sure the residents in wheelchairs could get to mass. May was a Lifetime CWL member as faith was always important to her. In 2000 she traveled to Israel for a special tour of the Holy Land; a place that meant so much to her.
Family gatherings warmed her heart. May always had fresh made cinnamon buns, donuts, apple strudel and pies ready to share with all! Her home was always open and welcoming!
She truly enjoyed her grandchildren and all the ‘little-people’ in her life. You could always find her on the sidelines or in the stands cheering on her grandchildren during any activities they participated in. She also loved travelling, singing, playing cards, fishing, golfing, bowling, playing bingo, cross country skiing, and casino time with her family and friends.
As a mother, grandmother, caregiver, friend and wife, May was really like no other and memories of her will forever warm our hearts!
A Private Family Mass was held at St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church, Humboldt, celebrated by Fr. Prosper Abotsi. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in May's memory may be directed to St. Mary's Villa Foundation.
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St. Mary's Villa Foundation
Box 1743, Humboldt SK S0K 2A0