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October 17, 2012
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APPLE VALLEY, Minn. - Virginia Knisley passed away Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at the Augustana Health Care Center of Apple Valley, Minnesota, at the age of 97.

Virginia was born August 15, 1915, at Jolley, Iowa. She graduated from Jolley High School in 1934. On August 27, 1935, she was united in marriage to Donald Paul Knisley in Des Moines, Iowa. They lived in the Rockwell City and Lake City areas until moving to Greene County in 1943 to farm. They retired to Jefferson, Iowa in 1977. In May of 2012, Virginia moved to Burnsville, Minnesota to live with her son and his wife. In September she entered the Augustana Health Care Center, first as a rehab patient and later under hospice.

She is survived by her son, Donald (Martha) Knisley of Burnsville, Minnesota: three grandchildren, Derek (Lisa) Knisley of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Marisa Nelson of Forest Lake, Minnesota, and Kristin Knisley of Braham, Minnesota: and five great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Paul Knisley; her parents, Donald and Emma Harris; a stepmother, Manda Harris; and a brother, Kenneth Harris.

There will be a graveside service Saturday October 20, 2012, 1:30 pm at Rosehill Cemetery, Rockwell City, Iowa.



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