Bonnie Gwendolyn Skiles

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Bonnie Gwendolyn Skiles

Birthdate: (64)
Birthplace: Kenton, Hardin County, Ohio, United States
Death: June 02, 1956 (64)
South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana, United States
Place of Burial: South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of George Skiles and Huldah Dry
Wife of Knute Rockne
Mother of William D Rockne; Knute Rockne, Jr.; Mary Jean Rockne and John Vincent Rockne

Managed by: Dag Håkon Baardsen
Last Updated:

About Bonnie Gwendolyn Skiles

Knute Rockne Widow Dies; Kenton-Born

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Mrs. Knute Rockne, widow of Notre Dame's famed coach, died Saturday at St. Joseph's Hospital.

Mrs. Rockne, in her middle sixties, entered the hospital two weeks ago at which time it was stated she was suffering from "comlications."

Her husband, who was head football coach at Notre Dame from 1918 through 1930, was killed in a plane crash, March 31, 1931.

The Rocknes met at a summer resort in Cedar Point, Ohio, and were married in 1915. Mrs. Rockne was born Bonnie Skiles in Kenton, Ohio.

She is survived by four children, Mary Jeanne and Bill who lived with Mrs. Rockne in South Bend, Knute Jr., of Chicago, and Jacke Rockne of South Bend. She also left a half-sister, three half-brothers and five grandchildren.

Funeral plans were not announced immediately.

(published in The Lima News, Sunday, June 3, 1956)

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Bonnie Gwendolyn Skiles's Timeline

1891
December 18, 1891
Kenton, Hardin County, Ohio, United States
1915
1915
Age 23
United States
1918
August 25, 1918
Age 26
Berrien County, Michigan, United States
1920
May 7, 1920
Age 28
South Bend, IN, United States
1926
April 14, 1926
Age 34
South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana, United States
1956
June 2, 1956
Age 64
South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana, United States
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South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana, United States