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Augusta Helen Knechtel


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Augusta Helen Knechtel Obituary
Augusta Helen Knechtel March 26, 1913 - January 26, 2018 Chula Vista Augusta Helen, only daughter of Gus and Lillian Mueller, was born March 26, 1913 in Alma, Kansas, and passed away January 26, 2018. She was educated at Stephens College, Columbia, Mo., and Kansas University, Lawrence, Kansas, where she was a member of Mu Phi Epsilon, Honorary music sorority. She married Alton S. Knechtel in 1936. They had no children. As a Navy Officer he was stationed in Washington, D.C., and Augusta Helen worked as a secretary in the office of Congressman Walt Horan, Republican, of Washington State for six years. As the Navy sent Alton to other billets on the East Coast, Augusta Helen became a Red Cross volunteer, accumulating over 40 years of service with them before retiring and beginning to volunteer in the office of the local Meals-on-Wheels group where she continued until May 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1984 and is survived by many friends, nieces, and cousins. She was a member of the Community Congregational Church, the Chula Vista Woman's Club, and the Salvation Army Auxiliary. Cremation is planned, with ashes to be scattered at sea.
Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on Feb. 6, 2018
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