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Verena Mae Knox
February 11, 1932 - November 9, 2023

Place of Birth: Ray, North Dakota
Residence: Ray, North Dakota
Age: 91

Verena M. Knox, 91 of Ray, ND passed away Thursday, November 9, 2023 at the Tioga Long Term Care Medical Center in Tioga, ND. Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home of Tioga, ND have been entrusted with arrangements.

Verena Knox was born February 11, 1932, to William and Rose (Wiener) Weyrauch in Ray, ND. She graduated from Ray High School and obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Minot State University.

Verena married Alvin Knox on August 26, 1953. They resided and farmed together in Ray and welcomed four sons to their family (Michael, Brian, Jeffrey and Donald). Verena was a beloved school teacher for 27 years and retired in 1991. They were married for 51 years before Alvin passed away in 2004.

Verena adored her family and friends. She was always entertaining and the coffee/tea and sweet treats were always on. She was a devoted Christian and an active member of the St. Michael’s Catholic Church. Verena also enjoyed walks with her friends, bridge, golf, reading, playing the piano, and taking care of her family.

Verena is survived by her four sons and their wives, Michael and Lorri Knox of Bismarck, ND, and their daughters, Sydney (Thomas) Phillips and Keara Knox; Brian and Sharon Knox of Williston, ND and their son, Logan Knox; Jeffrey and Linda Knox of Ray, ND and their children, Katie (Will) Bohrer, Jordan (Benji) Schmitt, and Kasey (Shelby) Knox; Donald and Sarah Knox of Ray, ND and their daughters, Danika and Shelby Knox; sister, Shirley LaBere of Spokane, WA; sister-in-law, Doris Weyrauch of Colorado Springs, CO; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Alvin Knox; brothers, Harold Weyrauch, Cyril Weyrauch, Sydney Weyrauch; sister, Marcella Wheeler.

Memorial Contribution
If you choose to give a memorial, please consider giving to St. Michael's Catholic Church, PO Box 505 in Ray, ND 58849.

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Jeanette Dolan (Minot, ND)
Nov 9, 2023
Mrs. Knox was not only my third grade teacher she was my neighbor when I was growing up. We played many hours of basketball in her driveway! She was a great lady and will truly be miss. Deepest sympathy to Michael, Brian, Jeff, and Donald.
Joni Andre (Williston , ND)
Nov 10, 2023
Michael, Brian, Jeff, Donald and families.
My deepest sympathy to all of you in the passing of Verena. I will always remember spending time at your folks house in Ray. Always a fun time. It’s so difficult to lose a parent. Cherish the memories.
Joni Andre
Bonnie and John Cunningham (Williston, ND)
Nov 11, 2023
Our deepest sympathy to you all! Keeping you in our prayers.
Rick and Barb Webster (Williston , ND)
Nov 11, 2023
Our deepest sympathies are with you all. May God Bless you all during this time of sorrow.
Rick and Barb
Judy (Tank) Vialpando (Arvada, colorado)
Nov 11, 2023
Verena was a very dear life long friend of the Tank family. She holds a special place in our hearts. From Teacher, friend, Study Club member, card player, neighbor, she wore many hats. She will truly be missed by many and we will miss visiting her when we are back in Ray. Our sincere symapthy to Michael, Jeff, Brian, and Donald and their families.
Phyllis A. Bowen (Merrimac, MA)
Nov 12, 2023
Aunt Verena was my sixth grade teacher, my very close neighbor, and a warm, hospitable mentor for my formative years. She read our class chapters from Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn at the end of the school day. Upon one of my brief visits home from a summer job in Glacier Park, she made a "Train Cake" with "Hello" on the engine and "Farewell" on the caboose for a family get-together. Lots of fond memories! She is a soul to be admired!
Jeanette Dolan (Minot, ND)
Nov 12, 2023
Mrs. Knox was not only my third grade teacher she was my neighbor when I was growing up. We played many hours of basketball in her driveway! She was a great lady and will truly be miss. Deepest sympathy to Michael, Brian, Jeff, and Donald.
Monica Essen Haskin (Williston, ND)
Nov 13, 2023
I am so sorry to all of Verena’s family. She was such a beautiful lady. I got to know her when my Dad was in the Tioga Long Term Unit, when she would come over from her apartment for coffee. She was always so pleasant to visit with. She will be sadly missed by many. Keep your memories close. RIP Verena.
Freda Vachal
Nov 13, 2023
I met Verena when I taught in Ray; She was a very friendly, classy, and great lady .A person who was great to be around. My condolences to all of the family. May she rest in peace!
Rose Person (White Earth, ND)
Nov 13, 2023
So sorry for your loss. My kids liked her as a teacher. God Bless her family. My condolences to all.
Kurt Wheeler (Marysville , Washington)
Nov 14, 2023
I'm very sorry to hear of great aunt Verena's passing. My sincerest condolences to all her family and friends and especially to my cousins, Mike, Brian, Jeff, and Donald. Your all in my prayers. RIP Verena.
Michelle Bergstrom Crosby (Lucerne , Maine)
Nov 14, 2023
So sorry to hear the passing of your mom. Just a wonderful person inside and out. Verena was my 3 grade teacher and next door neighbor growing up. Many hours spent at the Knox home with the rest of the neighborhood friends. Heaven has received another beautiful angle. Thinking of you Knox boys and families during this difficult time.
Elaine Esterby (Alamo, ND)
Nov 15, 2023
My sympathy to all of Verena’s family & friends. She lived at the Golden Estates in Williston. She was so helpful & very kind. It was great to know her family also. She has lots of special memories to share with loved ones.
Lorraine Brautman (Viall) (Arizona)
Nov 16, 2023
My condolences to all of Verena’s family and loved ones. Verena was a very special person and will be missed by many. Prayers to her family and loved ones.58631
Gary E Skogen
Nov 16, 2023
Truly a wonderful Lady! God bless her memory!
Jay solem (Williston , Nd)
Nov 16, 2023
Brian and family sorry for your loss
Gary E Skogen
Nov 17, 2023
Truly a wonderful Lady! God bless her memory!
Tyrone Langager (Minot, ND)
Nov 17, 2023
Remember well the dedication Verena and Alvin gave to their church, community, school, and family. Also they contributed to the convivial nature that reflects small towns. RIP.
Linda (Davidson) Wooters (Denton, TX)
Nov 17, 2023
Verena and Alvin, together again. So many of your friends have gone to be with the Lord too. What a dedicated teacher, and a wonderful mother. Rest in Peace, Verena. Your work on earth is done.
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