Martha Rockne Stiles

Voss, Voss kommune, Hordaland fylke, Norway
Death 27 Aug 1974 (aged 84)
South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana, USA
Burial Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Plot Section N Lot 502
Memorial ID 68751590 · View Source
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Martha Rockne Stiles

June 21, 1890 – Aug. 27, 1974

South Bend Tribune 8/28/1974

Mrs. Martha Rockne Stiles, 84, of 319 Rue Rabelias, last sister of the late Knute Rockne, football coach at the University of Notre Dame, died at 11:55 p.m. Tuesday in the Ridgedale Nursing Home after a short illness. Born June 21, 1890 in Voss, Norway, she had lived here 18 months, coming from Dayton, Ohio.

On Oct. 31, 1914 in Chicago, she was married to Harry C. Stiles, who died in 1970. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Warren L. Mickelsen of South Bend; twin sons, Walter R. of Milford, Mich. and Harry C. of Dayton; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The body will be taken from the Welsheimer Funeral Home to the Suerth Funeral Home in Edison Park, Ill, where friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home. Burial will be in Mount Olive Cemetery, Edison Park. Mrs. Striles was a member of the Edison Park United Methodist Church, the Edison Park Women's Club and the Soalotte Club.

Editor: She is the daughter of Lars Knutson Rockne and Martha Persdatter Gjerno.

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