Delmar L. Knock, age 89 of Williamsburg, Iowa, died Sunday, June 29, 2014 at his home following a brief illness. Funeral Service: 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, July 2, 2014, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Williamsburg with Rev. Carl Cloeter officiating. Burial with military honors will be in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation: 4 to 7 P.M. Tuesday, July 1, 2014, St. Paul Lutheran Fellowship Hall, Williamsburg. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be designated to Lutheran Interparish School Endowment Fund, St. Paul Lutheran Church Endowment Fund, Essence of Life Hospice, or the charity of the donor’s choice. Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo is assisting the family with arrangements.
Delmar is survived by his wife Vera; three sons, David (Deb) , Steve (Jane) and Dean all of Williamsburg: six grandchildren, Justin (Noel) Knock of Waukee, Tara Knock, and Jamie Knock, both of Williamsburg, Jacob Knock of Williamsburg, Lindi Knock of Milwaukee, WI and Isaac Knock of Williamsburg. Delmar was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Mervin and Byron.
Delmar LaVerne Knock was born February 1, 1925 in Williamsburg, Iowa, the son of Ferdinand and Anna Reckow Knock. He received his education at the Pilot Grove School and graduated from Williamsburg High School with the Class of 1943. Delmar served in U.S. Army as a military policeman. He married Vera Frieda Meyer on June 4, 1955 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, rural Williamsburg. Delmar worked for Standard Oil for over 42 years as a bulk tank rural delivery agent. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, serving as an usher for many years. He was a former L.I.S. School Board member.
Delmar enjoyed fishing, mushroom hunting, playing cards, puzzles, and word finds. He especially enjoyed his family and grandchildren and spending time with them. Spending time at his warehouse was also a special joy.