A Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday, Oct. 3, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Little Falls. Interment was in the parish cemetery.
Anna Stella Knoll was born May 30, 1917, in Little Falls, the daughter of Simon and Mary Knoll. She grew up in Little Falls and attended school at Antlers Hotel. She was united in marriage to Adolph Pietrowski Oct. 26, 1937, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. The couple made their home in Little Falls before moving to Camos, Wash., where they both worked at Kaiser Ship Yards in Portland, Ore. The couple then moved to Swanville where they farmed and later moved to Pike Creek Township. Anna was employed at the Cliffwood Motel and at St. Otto’s Care Center. She also worked Fr. Garyeka. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, the Christian Mothers, Daughters of Isabella and the Little Falls VFW Auxiliary. Anna was proud to have made a TEC at Belle Prairie. She enjoyed gardening and flower gardening, cooking, baking, playing cards and shopping, visiting residents at St. Otto’s and watching the Masses on EWTN.
Left to cherish her memory are her children, Jerry Pietrowski of Annandale, Jim Pietrowski of New Brighton, Bernie (Lee) Binstock of Coon Rapids, Mike (Cheryl) Pietrowski of Little Falls and Sharon (Terry) Dobis of Little Falls; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Anna was preceded in death by her parents, Simon and Mary Knoll; husband, Adolph (1986); daughter-in-law, Karen Pietrowski; brothers, John Knoll, Frank Knoll, Mike Knoll, Ed Knoll, Joseph Knoll and Larry Knoll; sisters, Gertrude Tuholski, Marion Gasser and Marcella Nagorski and family friend, Carol Vogland.