Vera-Maria Emilie Erna Knackstedt

vera-maria knackstedt

June 27, 1933 ~ December 14, 2022

Resided in: Fayetteville, NC

Vera-Maria Knackstedt, 89, of Fayetteville, NC passed away Wednesday December 14, 2022. She was married to her husband of 65 years, Adolf Knackstedt. Vera’s parents Karl Bobzien and Martha Dziolloss Bobzien had two children Vera and her brother Knut Bobzien of Zurich, Switzerland.

Born June 27, 1933, in Berlin, Germany, her early education was interrupted at the outset of WWII as the bombing raids intensified in Berlin. She, her mother and brother were evacuated to her grandmothers in Stroebel, Silesia. She returned to Berlin as the Soviets invaded Stroebel during the winter of 1945 where she was reunited with her father in September 1945. She graduated from Wilms Public School in June 1948, The Boecke Business School in 1951 and worked for the Berliner Bank in Berlin until she married Adolf in January 1957 at which time they moved to Fayetteville, NC. She continued working in the banking field at the Heart of Texas Credit Union in Texas and American Express Bank in Worms, Germany. In addition to her work she volunteered at local hospitals while raising two wonderful children, Stephan Knackstedt of Punta Gorda, Florida and Gabriela Krumm of Burleson, Texas.

She was totally dedicated to Adolf and her children, whom she loved dearly. Throughout her life, Vera was outgoing, lovable, accepted by everyone who was fortunate to know her. Not only was she a dedicated Army wife who supported not only Adolf, but many military wives having to deal with their husband’s deployment to S. Korea and Vietnam. She was very active at all perishes wherever she lived and for 35 years a driving force in managing the annual Oktoberfest Dance at St. Patricks Catholic Church in Fayetteville and member of the Fayetteville German Club since 1982.

She is survived by her husband, Adolf Knackstedt, brother Knut Bobzien, his wife Rosemarie Bobzien, children Stephan Knackstedt, former spouse Cindy Knackstedt, Gabriela Krumm and husband Milton Krumm. Grandkids, Kit Krumm his wife Katie, Kandi Krumm, Natalie Knackstedt James her husband Rusty and Charlotte Kramb. Great Grandkids, Joseph Cardone-Krumm, Tommy Krumm-Gann, Andres Alvarez, Nicholas Alverez, Sadie Krumm, Stella James and Mason James.

A Rosary will be held at Wade Family Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 28 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. A funeral mass will be held at St. Vincent DePaul at 11:00am on Thursday, December 29 and Vera will be interred at Dallas/Ft. Worth National Cemetery at 1:15pm.

A funeral mass will be held later in January at St Patrick Catholic Church in Fayetteville, NC.

For friends and family who prefer to make a donation rather than sending flowers, the family asks that you consider donating to St. Patrick Catholic School, 2844 Village Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28304-3813 in Vera’s memory.

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  1. Gaby,
    Thinking of your family in this very difficult time. We will miss Vera. Especially at this time of because we were blessed most years to spend time welcoming in the new year.
    Melissa and John

  2. CandleImageDanke für viele Jahre und ein ganzes Leben – thanks for many years and a whole life
    Werde Dich sehr vermissen – miss you a lot

  3. CandleImageLieber Onkel Adolf,
    Mein allerherzlichstes Beileid zum Tode von Tante Vera. Bitte gib es auch an Stefan und Gabi weiter. Ich denk an Euch und schließe Euch in meine Gebete ein
    Liebe Grüße aus Tettnang

  4. CandleImageIn loving memory of our dear lifelong friend Vera – we will forever miss you.
    John and Christina Mueller

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