Linda Knoll


Linda Lee Knoll, 61, of Oakville, died at 12:05 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010, at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington.

 Born Aug. 22, 1948, in Attleboro, Mass., she was the youngest of eight children to Chester Merton Munroe, Sr. and Lillian Isabel Goff Munroe. On Oct. 11, 1969, she married Thomas E. Knoll at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Seekonk, Mass.

She graduated from Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School in Massachusetts.

Linda had worked at Balfour Co., Foxboro Co., both located in Massachusetts. Linda returned to Iowa with her husband where she enjoyed being a homemaker and was employed at Wal-Mart Pharmacy in West Burlington for eight years and later worked part-time at Country Friends.


She was a member of Ss. Mary & Patrick Catholic Church in West Burlington. She loved her family and had many friends. She enjoyed camping, knitting baby blankets, card making, scrapbooking, crafting and working in her flower gardens. She was an avid reader and hosted many Halloween parties. 

Survivors include her husband, Thomas E. Knoll of Oakville; one son, Carl C. (Lori) Knoll of Oakville; two daughters, Colleen M. (Bruce) McFassel of Edgar, Wis., and Diana L. (Calvin) McDowell of Burlington; four grandchildren, Kali Knoll, Zachary Knoll both of Oakville, and Michaela Knoll and Hunter McFassel of Edgar, WI; two brothers, Chester Munroe, Jr., and Carl Munroe both of MA; four sisters, Muriel French, Grace Quintin and Carol Martin, all of Massachusetts, and Claire Rebello of Rhode Island; and 24 nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, John.

As per Linda’s request cremation has been accorded.

The family will receive friends from 9-10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 6, 2010, at Hass-Thielen Funeral Home prior to the service.

The memorial service for Mrs. Knoll will be 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 6, 2010, at Hass-Thielen Funeral Home with Rev. Father Bruce DeRammelaere officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date in St. Mary’s Cemetery located in Kingston.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to the Great River Hospice House.

The Hass-Thielen Funeral Home is in care of the arrangements.

A photo tribute can be viewed and condolences can be sent to the family by visiting Linda’s obituary at

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