Family and friends in Butibam Village, Lae; Salamaua; Markham Valley and Morobe Province are advised of the passing of RHONDA HOLZKNECHT (, wife of our good friend and brother, Philip Holzknecht, early this morning, at Ipswich outside Brisbane.
Philip would be grateful if this information could be passed on to the elders of Butibam, especially Mesach and Bart Philemon, and also at Situm in the Adzera resettlement areas.
He would also be grateful if this message could be passed on to Andrew Baing, wife Sue and daughter Jennifer Baing-Waiko, who live on the right side of the Highlands Highway after the Umi Bridge.
Other details will be advised in due course.
from which she never recovered.
The final call came at 10.30 pm Monday [last] night as Rhonda became more and more distressed with organ failure.
She will be remembered as a loving and incredibly supportive mother, a breeder of fine chickens, a friend in need, an incredible family day care mum to many children and families in need of care, a mean and competitive card player, a generally wonderful individual who made the world a better place, and for many many other things.