Funeral service for Viola Knott, 84, of Tracy, will be at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, April 4, 2016, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Tracy. Visitation will be Sunday from 4:00 p.m. â 8:00 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 6:00 p.m. at Almlie-Horvath Funeral Home in Tracy. Visitation will continue from 9:30 a.m. â 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church. Interment will be at Hoiland Cemetery in Tracy.
Viola Marie Knott was born on June 1, 1931, in Tracy, the youngest of eight children to John and Elma (Olson) Johnson. Vi was baptized and later confirmed in the Lutheran Faith on September 2, 1945, at Zion Lutheran Church in Tracy. Her education began at District 88 in Monroe Township, Lyon County, and she graduated from Tracy Public School.
On April 8, 1949, Vi was married to Robert Knott. They made their home on the Knott family farm. Vi and Bob were blessed with four sons.
A lifelong member of Zion Lutheran Church, she was a member of Ladiesâ Aid, Zion Lutheran Church Women, taught Sunday School and sang in the choir. For a number of years, Vi worked as a nurses aid at the Tracy Nursing Home. She enjoyed gardening and yard work. She took great pride in her home, both inside and out. Vi learned the art of rosemaling and painted many pieces for family, friends and Zion Lutheran Church. Her largest project was painting scenes of the old country on the interior walls of the Norwegian house that sat in her yard. This house was donated to the Wheels Across the Prairie Museum and has become a very popular exhibit.
Viâs favorite times were spent with family and friends. She cherished family gatherings, especially in her home where she showed her talent in the kitchen and set many feasts on her table.
Viola became a resident of Prairie View Healthcare Center in 2014. On March 26, 2016, at the age of 84, she left this world on angelsâ wings to join her Risen Savior and touch the face of God in perfection for eternity.
A devoted wife and mother, Vi leaves behind sons and daughters-in-law; Steve and Cookie, Chuck and Paula, Mike and Julie, David and Kris, and Jean Knott, 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, sister-in-law Emiko Johnson and many nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Robert, her parents John and Elma Johnson, brothers Kenneth, Orvin and Maurice, sisters Myrtle, Vivian, Ruth and Eldora.
Monday, April 04, 2016