Graveside services for Eva Kniefel, 93, of Caldwell, who died Monday, Dec. 3, in a
nursing home, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday in the
The Rev. William C. Wailes of the Sterry Memorial
will officiate, under the direction of Flahiff Funeral
Chapel, Caldwell. Friends
are asked to meet at the cemetery.
will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the
Sterry Memorial Church
Mrs. Kniefel, a homemaker, was born Dec, 3, 1891, in
Astoria, Ore., to Andrew and Maria Asp. She was reared
and educated in Astoria and
married Sigfried Peterson in 1911, in the
The couple made their home at Astoria until Mr.
Peterson's death in 1919, when she returned to Wilder.
She married Lars
Aarland in 1921, in the Arena
and he died in 1940. She married William H. Kniefel in 1950
in Caldwell, where she had since resided. Mr.
Kniefel died in 1971.
She was a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern
Star, Beulah Chapter 75 in Wilder, of which she was past
worthy matron. She
was also a member of the Arena Valley Grange and the
Arena Valley Circle.
She is survived by two sons, Edward Peterson and Lars
Aarland, both of Caldwell; a stepson, Clarence Kniefel of
Parma; two daughters, Mildred Hudson of Ventura, Calif., and
Cecelia Smith of Jerome; two stepdaughters, Florence McNeel
of Portland and Irene Roberts of Caldwell ; a sister, Hannah
Johanson of Madras, Ore.: numerous grandchildren and
great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
parents, two brothers, a sister and a stepdaughter died
Memorials may be made to the Sterry Memorial
Church, Roswell, or to a favorite charity.
Friends may call Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the
Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.