Tuesday, April 11, 2017


Stella Knotek, 91, of Rib Lake passed away on Tuesday, April 11 at the Rib Lake Healthcare Center. Stella was born on June 14, 1925 to Peter and Anna Cudo in Columbia Heights, MN. After her education she worked at Brooks Upholstery in Minneapolis. On December 9, 1950 she married Louis J. Knotek. After her marriage Stella and Louis relocated to Rib Lake, where they farmed for many years. She also worked at Gem Products for many years.

Stella was a past member of St. Johns the Baptist Catholic Church Christian Mothers. In her spare time she enjoyed gardening, farming, and visiting with her nieces and nephews.

Stella is survived by many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

Stella is preceded in death by her parents, husband Louis on March 11, 1974, two sisters, and four brothers.

Private graveside services for Stella will be held at a later date.

Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com