KNOBLAUCH -After a long, brave courageous battle with cancer, the family is saddened to announce that Mrs. Doreen Knoblauch, 71 years, of Humboldt, passed away at her residence, St. Mary's Villa, Humboldt on October 4, 2011. Doreen was born to Joseph Sr. and Katherine (nee Schneider) Pokolm in Humboldt on March 9, 1940. Doreen was raised in the Muenster area and received her education at St. James School. As a young adult Doreen was employed at the Humboldt Café. She met Edwin at a dance in Muenster and they were married at St. Peter's Cathedral in Muenster on July 29, 1959. They moved to Humboldt and Doreen was busy as a homemaker and mother while Ed worked for Schenn's Plumbing and Heating for 10 years. In 1967, they bought shares in W and L Plumbing and Heating and then changed the name to Humboldt Plumbing and Heating. Doreen worked as a secretary in their business. Ed and Doreen bought a cabin at Missinippi, Saskatchewan and the family spent many happy hours there. They loved to camp and fish, starting with a tent and working up to owning a cabin. They spent many memorable trips at their cabin but the highlight was when the whole family went to Alaska. Ed and Doreen then continued to travel to many destinations in Canada and the U.S.A., also making trips to Jamaica and Hawaii. Doreen's hobbies included bowling, reading, crocheting doilies, playing cards, shopping and tending to her vegetable and flower gardens. She loved canning her produce from her garden. Family was very important to Doreen and she continued to have a very close relationship with her brothers and sisters. In 1995, Ed and Doreen retired and they began to spend their winters in B.C. Doreen loved her grandchildren and was very proud of all their accomplishments. She was in her glory when the grandbabies started to arrive. Her children and grandchildren were very important to Doreen and she always made time to attend all their sports and activities. Although Doreen was a quiet person, she had a good sense of humour and enjoyed visiting with others. Doreen will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her husband of 52 years, EDWIN Knoblauch of Humboldt; three children, 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren: Dinah (Darren) Schleper of Humboldt and family Ryan (Mary Jane Wilkinson) Schleper of Muenster; Myles (Candace) Schleper and children Jaxson and Jozie of Warman; Tara (Ryan) Stuckel and children Alyssa and Landen of Muenster; Gerald Knoblauch of Humboldt and family Lindsay (Brendon) MacAuley and children Makenna, Sadie, and Talia of Saskatoon; and Chelsie (Jordan) Leavitt and children Alexis and Haelyn of Martensville; Wayne (Lianna) Knoblauch and daughter Kayla Knoblauch of Humboldt; and Ginger (Dave) Strueby's children: Aaron (Monique) Strueby and son Quinn of Marysburg; Geoff (Danielle) Strueby of Saskatoon; Shaun (Lesa) Strueby and son Mason of Muenster; and Mathew Strueby of Muenster; two sisters: Dolores Knoblauch (Issac Hildebrand) of Debden and Darlene (Bob) Zabolotney of Airdrie, AB; step-brother Herbert (Rose) Hinz of Richmond, BC and sister-in-law Louise (Pokolm) Butler of Ontario; numerous nieces, nephews and members of the Pokolm and Knoblauch families. Doreen was predeceased by her daughter and son-in-law, Ginger and Dave Strueby; parents, Joseph Sr. and Katherine Pokolm; step-brother, Art (Margaret) Hinz; brother, Joseph Pokolm; sister, Myrtle (Roman) Lange and by nephews. A Service of Remembrance was held on Thursday, October 6, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at Malinoski and Danyluik Funeral Home, Humboldt officiated by Jenny Irwin. Words of remembrance were shared by her sisters, Dolores and Darlene, and scripture readings were read by Myles Schleper and Aaron Strueby. Interment will follow at St. Augustine R.C. Cemetery Humboldt at a later date. Memorial donations in Doreen's memory may be directed to the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Malinoski & Danyluik Funeral Home, Humboldt, SK.