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Rosina M. Woker

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Rosina M. Woker, 96, of New Minden, passed away at 10:35 p.m. on Thursday, June 18, 2015 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia. She was born on October 5, 1918 in Hoffman, the daughter of Edward and Martha Reinkensmeyer Knollhoff. She was baptized on October 20, 1918 by Rev. Paul Layman and confirmed on March 31, 1932 by Rev. Frederick Zucker. She married Raymond Woker on November 6, 1938 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hoffman, and he passed away on December 10, 1992. Also preceding her in death were her parents; three sisters, Quinta Brammeier, Leona Hake and Delores Cramer; and a brother, Milton Knollhoff.

Left to mourn her passing are two sons, David (Michelle) Woker of Paradise Valley, Ariz., and Nathan Woker of New Minden; two daughters, Martha (Dr. Charles) Swain of Springfield and Lois (Carl) Hogan of St. Louis; two brothers, Richard (Bernice) Reinhard of Centralia and Norman (Lucille) Knollhoff of Hoffman; seven grandchildren, Greg (Jill) Swain of San Jose, Calif., Dawn (John) DeMoulin of Eureka, Mo., Chris Hogan and partner, Cindy Bartlett of Portland, Ore., Shawna (Richard Moore) Hogan of Arnold, Mo., Morgan, Harper and Payton Woker of Paradise Valley, Ariz.; ten great grandchildren, Michael and Matthew Swain, Sydney, Kennedy and Chase DeMoulin, Alex and Lauren, Isbell and Justin Mason and Ethan Moore; and a sister-in-law, Lucille Knollhoff of Centralia.

Rosina was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in New Minden where she was active in the Lutheran Woman’s Missionary League. She was a farm wife in New Minden most of her life.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, June 23 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in New Minden with Rev. Timothy Mueller officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church in New Minden. Styninger Funeral Home in Nashville is in charge of arrangements. Online expressions of sympathy may be made at


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