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KNOBLOCH
CHRISTINE WATZELT
Age 83, of Wexford, passed
away September 21, 2018 at
Wexford Healthcare under the
care of Good Samaritan
Hospice. She was born April 7,
1935 in Skalken, Czech
Republic. It was then part of
the Sudetenland, Germany.
She was the oldest child of
Adele Maschek (d. 1988) and
Herbert Watzelt (d. 1976).
Christine apprenticed as a
dressmaker in Germany at age
14. She met and married Harry
Knobloch (d. 2015) in
Wittenberg, Germany in April
1953 and settled for a time in
Haan, Germany, where their
only child, Monika, was born
in 1955. They immigrated to
the United States in 1957 and
spent 50 years in the Chicago
area, where Christine worked
at Garden City Envelope Co.
and the First National Bank of
Mt. Prospect, Illinois. She
loved traveling back to
Germany to see family and
vacationing in Hawaii. In 2007,
Harry and Christine moved to
the Pittsburgh area to be
closer to family. Surviving
family includes daughter and
son-in-law, Monika and Fred
Homa; two granddaughters,
Emilie (William) Winkeler and
Linnea Homa; Christine also
leaves behind two brothers,
Adolf (Adele) Watzelt and
Herbert (Marianne) Watzelt in
Germany; as well as nieces
and nephew, Marion, Birgit,
Holger, Nina, and Christina.
Funeral arrangements by
SCHELLHAAS & SONS
FUNERAL HOME &
CREMATION SERVICES, INC.,
Franklin Park/Wexford,
www.schellhaasfh.com. Any
donations can be made to a
charity of choice.
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PostedSeptember 24, 2018