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Woodstock Funeral Home

8855 Main Street, Woodstock, GA

OBITUARY

Yolanda Rose Knizner

May 4, 1929May 21, 2020
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Yolanda Rose Knizner, 91, of Alpharetta, Georgia, passed away on May 21, 2020. She was born to parents Giovanna Palomba and Joseph Palomba, on May 4, 1929 in Poggio Sannita, Isernia, Molise, Italy.

She grew up in Youngstown, Ohio. After graduating from East High School in 1947, she went on to study Cosmetology. After graduation she became a stylist in a local salon with her sister, Lee.

Yolanda met Edward Stephen Knizner in high school and they were later married in 1948. In 1952, they had their only daughter, Linda Susan Ilstrup. In 1960, Yolanda and her family moved to Arizona where she lived for 31 years.

In 1996, she moved to Florida with her companion George Kurtis and her grandson Michael until they moved to Georgia in 2006. There, Yolanda enjoyed her hobbies of antiquing by shopping local estate sales.

Yolanda is survived by Gemma LaRocca, Sister; Linda Ilstrup, Daughter, Gina Carlson, Granddaughter; Michael Bunger, Grandson; Alexander Carlson (Great-Grandson); Andrew Carlson (Great-Grandson).

She was preceded in death by Giovanna Palomba, Mother; Joseph Palomba, Father, Edward Knizner, Husband; Lena (Lee) Carroll, Sister and George Kurtis, companion.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in memory of Yolanda to Heritage Hospice and Palliative Care https://heritage-hospice.com/

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Dee Nelson

May 28, 2020

My deepest condolences to your family. This is very sad news, I know how much she will be missed. Yolanda was a very good friend, very kind wonderful person, also she was my next door neighbor for awhile in Poland, Ohio. She always brought me goodies over she loved to bake.
We both moved to Florida and kept in touch. Then she moved on to Georgia to be with her family, she loved all of you so much, you all gave her so much joy. She was always so happy. I regret not having more time to be with her.
I'm sure I will see her again in heaven!!!
My prayers and thoughts are with all of you. Love 💘 and God's Blessings always, Dee Nelson

Thomas Quinn

May 27, 2020

Always a pleasure to see Yolanda and her grandson Michael, come to the store, City Antiques in Roswell, GA. To display all their collectibles. Always a smile on this wonderful lady’s face. You will be missed by many of us.
May forever peace be yours Ms. Yolanda

Rebecca Tareshawty

May 27, 2020

Gene and I send our sincere condolences to Michael and Gina on the loss of their lovely grandmother. She did such a wonderful job raising her two grandchildren and was a delight to spend time with. Sending thoughts and prayers for the entire family during this difficult time.

Nora ONeil

May 26, 2020

As a friend of Michael’s I always knew Yolanda must be a very special person to have raised such an incredibly kind and generous man. I had the honor of meeting Yolanda and she was absolutely the beautiful person inside and out, I expected she would be. I immediately felt like I was important to her. The world lost a very special person. Yolanda will be missed. My sincere condolences to the entire family.

Christina Circle

May 26, 2020

Yolanda,
Such a beautiful person both inside and out. I loved hearing her stories of her younger days and her travels. She always made me feel so welcome when most of the time I really wasn't. She was not a judgemental person at all and loved unconditionally. Anyone who ever had the pleasure to be around her was blessed. I am so very sorry for her passing and feel especially sad for her immediate family as I know how deeply they will miss her. Hugs to all of you and may your memories give you much comfort.

Valerie Stanton

May 26, 2020

I only had the pleasure of meeting Yolanda in person once but spent much time with Michael traveling and participating in his daily phone calls with her! The bond that they had was so amazing and listening to those calls always warmed my heart. They shared so much love and I know that there will be a void in the hearts of all of the family members with Yolanda's passing. I am so happy that I was able to be a part of these calls and eventually meet this wonderful lady.
Sending positive thoughts in this challenging time...hold tight to the many memories...

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Yol working at the gym

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Linda, Alex and Gina - she adored her great grand children

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Family trip to Disney World in Dec 2018

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3 generations - Linda, Yol and Gina

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Epcot 2018 - visiting Italy - Linda, Drew, Yol and Alex

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Dinner at Sanford Estates

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