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Bonnie Skiles Rockne
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Birth: Dec. 18, 1891
Hardin County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jun. 2, 1956
South Bend
St. Joseph County
Indiana, USA

Knute Rockne Widow Dies; Kenton-Born

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Mrs. Knute Rockne, widow of Notre Dame's famed coach, died Saturday at St. Joseph's Hospital.

Mrs. Rockne, in her middle sixties, entered the hospital two weeks ago at which time it was stated she was suffering from "comlications."

Her husband, who was head football coach at Notre Dame from 1918 through 1930, was killed in a plane crash, March 31, 1931.

The Rocknes met at a summer resort in Cedar Point, Ohio, and were married in 1915. Mrs. Rockne was born Bonnie Skiles in Kenton, Ohio.

She is survived by four children, Mary Jeanne and Bill who lived with Mrs. Rockne in South Bend, Knute Jr., of Chicago, and Jacke Rockne of South Bend. She also left a half-sister, three half-brothers and five grandchildren.

Funeral plans were not announced immediately.

(published in The Lima News, Sunday, June 3, 1956) 
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  Knute Rockne (1888 - 1931)
  William D. Rockne (1915 - 1960)*
  Knute Rockne (1918 - 1988)*
  John Vincent Rockne (1926 - 2008)*
*Calculated relationship
Highland Cemetery
South Bend
St. Joseph County
Indiana, USA
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