Hafemeister Funeral Home And Cremation Service
Robert “Bob” E. Knaack
Service: April 11, 2012
Robert “Bob” E. Knaack
Robert “Bob” E. Knaack, 74, of Watertown, passed away Monday morning, April 9, 2012, at the Watertown Regional Medical Center.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 12th at 11 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Farmington, with the Rev. Richard Pagels officiating. Burial, with Military Honors, will take place in the parish cemetery.
The visitation for Bob will be at the Hafemeister Funeral Home in Watertown on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. and at the church on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorials to the church or to the charity of one’s choice would be appreciated.
Robert Edward was born in Ixonia on March 11, 1938, son of Edward and Esther (Jaeger) Knaack. He attended Box Elder Country School and graduated in 1956 from the Johnson Creek High School. He served in the US Air Force for four years in the Strategic Air Command serving as crew chief on a B-49 bomber.
Bob married Lorraine Platz on August 26, 1961 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Farmington by the late Rev. Franklin Dobratz.
He farmed his entire life and had been employed at Eaton Corp. in Watertown, retiring after 43 years.
Bob was a lifetime member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Farmington. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, Krystin and Brandon, teaching them about animals and working the land.
Survivors include his wife, Lorraine Knaack of Watertown; his children, Greg Knaack and Lynette (Andrew) Friedl, all of Watertown; his grandchildren, Krystin (Jacob) Andersen and Brandon Knaack; step-grandchildren, Nicole (Mike) Linsenbigler, Kara (Scott) Sobrilsky, Kevin Friedl; eight step-great grandchildren; his sister, Marilyn (Ken) Baneck, along with other relatives and friends.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Sheldon Knaack.
The Hafemeister Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
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