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Emily Petrich Knight

January 23, 1962 — June 18, 2019

Emily Petrich Knight, age 57, of Sheldon, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at Sanford Sheldon Medical Center in Sheldon after a sudden illness. Celebration of Life will be Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. Pastor Marvin Lindley will speak at 3:00 P.M. followed by a tree planting and lunch at the family farm at 5080 310th Street, Sheldon. Emily Ann Petrich-Knight was born on January 23, 1962 in Sheldon, Iowa. She was the daughter of Norman and Vera (Cleveringa) Petrich. She lived her youth and attended school in Sheldon, graduating from Sheldon High School. After high school she lived in Oregon and Sioux Falls, and was eventually employed at Siouxland Optical. She was united in marriage to Scott Knight of Sheldon on February 14, 1987 in Sheldon. They lived in Archer, Iowa for 2 years before moving to the farm in rural Sheldon. Emily created crafts, selling them at craft shows. She was a 4H leader for many years as their children were growing up and taught Sunday School. She later owned and operated The Pickett Fence in Sheldon, making and selling home decor and gifts. Emily opened Dust Bunnies with daughter April and then opened a cupcake business called Half Baked. She was known as the Cupcake Fairy. Emily touched many people's lives with her many random acts of kindness inspiring and bringing smiles to strangers, friends, and family. Emily enjoyed gardening, kayaking, cats, drawing, painting, creating and trying new recipes, taking pictures of nature and family. She was a Vikings, Iowa State Cyclones and Iowa Hawkeyes fan. Emily was an independent thinker and a loving wife and mother, always trying to meet the needs of her family. She passed away from a sudden illness on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at Sanford Sheldon Medical Center in Sheldon. Those left to cherish her memories are her husband of 32 years, Scott Knight of Sheldon, IA; two daughters, April Knight and son, Parker of Sheldon, IA, Katie Knight of Sioux Falls, SD; her mother, Vera Petrich of Sheldon, IA; one brother, Mark Petrich of Sheldon, IA; two brothers-in-law, Brad Knight of Cedar Rapids, IA, Russell Ensz of Matlock, IA; sister-in-law, Patti Knight of Iowa City, IA; father-in-law, Forest Knight of Clarion, IA; three nieces, Jamie Pyle of Sioux Falls, SD, Laura Ensz of Sioux Falls, SD, Naomi Petrich of Des Moines, IA; five nephews, Chuck Knight of Ankeny, IA, Kyle Petrich of Hartley, IA, Kris Knight of Iowa City, IA, Kody Petrich of Hartley, IA, Aaron Knight of Iowa City, IA. She was preceded in death by her father, Norman Petrich; sister, Linda Ensz; her grandparents, Howard and Naomi Cleveringa and William and Emma Petrich; mother-in-law, Janice Knight; niece, Amanda Knight-Schany.



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