Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Arthur C. Knehr

Arthur C. Knehr, age 88, passed away on Tuesday, January 22, 2013, at his home. Arthur was born in Eau Claire, WI, on March 27, 1924, son of the late Peter and Laura (Nee: Bremel) Knehr.

Arthur owned and operated a farm in Fall Creek and moved to Racine in 1955 to be employed by American Motors Corps.

On August 17, 1963, at Grace Lutheran Church in Racine he was united in marriage to Angeline Sarauer. Arthur then worked at Belle City Malleable and retired from the Racine Journal Times in 1983. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and sang in the choir. Arthur enjoyed dancing with his wife with the Circle 8 Square Dance Club, playing cards, traveling, volunteering at JMBA, and watching the Wheel of Fortune. He was active in Boy Scouts and had a large paper route with his son, David. Above all he was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who will be dearly missed.

Survivors include his loving wife of forty-nine years, Angeline; his children, David Knehr, Steven (RuthAnn) Zwiefelhofer, Allen (Gayle) Zwiefelhofer, Carol Seeger, Sharon (Tom) Mucklin; his eight grandchildren, Kim (Chris) Strom, Mark, Jill (Michael) Heise, Ryan, Michael, Katelyn, Sara, and Rebecca; great-grandson, Michael Zwiefelhofer; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Earl Sarauer, Phyllis Sarauer, Kenneth Sarauer, Evelyn Casselman; longtime friend, Ervin Zimmerman of Fall Creek, WI; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Joseph Knehr and Elgart Bremel; and sisters, Ella Raether, Martha Hummer and Margaret Katz.

Funeral services will be held Monday, January 28, 2013, at 11:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2065 Geneva St., with Rev. Stephen Jennings officiating. Private entombment will be held. Relatives and friends may meet with the family on Sunday, January 27, 2013, at the funeral home from 2-5 p.m. and on Monday at the church from 10:30 a.m. until time of service at 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Trinity Lutheran Church have been suggested.

803 Main St., Racine   (262) 634-7888

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