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KNAUS, Johanna Miller

Johanna Miller Knaus, on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013 of Southington passed away at Southington Care Center surrounded by her loving family. She was previously a resident of New Britain and Newington before moving to Southington ten years ago. She was the widow of Frank R. Miller, Sr. and John F. Knaus, Sr. She was born in New Britain to the late Karl and Johanna Poglitsch and moved to Austria until the age of 15. Johanna was formerly employed at Fafnir Bearing as an office clerk. She was a devoted member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday School, was a member of the Altar Guild and served as an office volunteer. Surviving are two sons, Frank R. Miller and his wife Marilyn of Southington and Alan R. Miller of Vero Beach, Fla.; two sisters, Helen Terwilliger and Eleanor Bujdos; a step-son, Robert Knaus and his wife Janet; her step daughter in law, Barbara Knaus; her grandchildren, Laura Webster, John Miller, Beth Moller, Lisa Doucette, Linda Drago, Carole Capodiece, Patti Byrnes, Robin Bruno, Peter Knaus, and Jeffrey Knaus; twenty three great-grandchildren; several great great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Johanna was predeceased by her step-son, John F. "Jack" Knaus, Jr., and six brothers and sisters, Stephanie Wacker, Emma Halloran, Margaret Woodstock, Carl, Herman, and Edward Poglitsch.
Funeral services will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Calling hours are Sunday from 4-7 p.m. at Erickson-Hansen Funeral Home, 411 So. Main St., New Britain. Memorial donations may be made to St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 295 Arch St., New Britain, CT 06051, or to Southington Care Center, 45 Meriden Ave., Southington, CT 06489. Please share a memory of Johanna with the family in the on line guest book at www.ericksonhansen.com




Published in The Hartford Courant on Feb. 8, 2013
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