Cora Knoll Bindseil was born November 17, 1919, the daughter of Albert Knoll and Mina Kneupper Knoll in Twin Sisters, Texas. She was the youngest of three children, following Alfred and Milton Knoll.
October 5, 1938, Cora Knoll married Hilmar Bindseil at the Trinity Lutheran Church at Twin Sisters. Throughout 62 happy years, they stayed side by side. Even when Hilmar was drafted into the Army in 1942, Cora never left his side, for he wrote her letters every day until he came home.
In 1947, the couple bought the Red and White Store along with Hilmar’s brother, Walter. Cora and Hilmar worked together and soon added butane gas sales to their list of things to do. The business moved to Main Street in 1971 right after they took over the Sunnyside Nursing Home (now Live Oak) and bought the Blanco Mill Nursing Home (now Henry House). R.L. Toms now owns both establishments. In addition to her busy work schedule, she held a position in the Blanco Cemetery Association and worked for Twin Sisters Dance Hall.
After twelve years of marriage, their first daughter, Sophie, was born, followed a few years later by their second daughter, Sandra. Cora cared for and loved her two daughters as if they were her own personal angels.
Her support for them carried through everything they did, and her actions of love are too numerous to mention. In 1971, Sophie married Ray Johnson, a man Cora soon loved as if he was her own son.
Cora was then blessed with six grandsons, who she loved and adored. She played an active role in each of their lives. In fact, she was never interested in sports until she was able to enjoy watching them play. From then on, she attended almost every game, from Little League to college. Being such a supporter, she became known as the whole team’s Oma. When her grandsons started families of their own, she was blessed with four great-grandsons and a beautiful great-granddaughter.
She is survived by her daughters Sophie Johnson and husband, Ray, and Sandra Mann; grandsons Shane Johnson, Trevor Johnson and wife Holly, Coy Johnson and wife Erin, Joseph Mann and wife Tammy, Joshua Mann and wife Alexandra, A.J. Mann and fiancée Kelli Kunz; great-grandchildren Leighton Johnson, Jacob Johnson, Luke Johnson, Corinne Johnson, and Conner Curry, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Those preceding Cora in death were husband Hilmar Bindseil, and brothers Alfred Knoll and Milton Knoll.
Cora will be remembered by family and friends as a sensitive and caring wife, mama, Oma, and friend to all. No matter who you were or where you came from, she would always treat you as if you were family. Cora will never be forgotten because of her big heart, open arms, and loving smile.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at Crofts Funeral Home, Blanco. Funeral services will be 3:00 p.m. Thursday, May 27 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Blanco with Pastor Bobby Leggett officiating. Burial will follow in the Blanco Cemetery where she volunteered many hours.
Memorials may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church.
Pall Bearers - Grandsons: Shane Johnson, Trevor Johnson, Coy Johnson, Joseph Mann, Joshua Mann, A.J. Mann