Edward F. Knuth


Edward F. Knuth, 81, of West Bend , passed away on Thursday, May 7, 2009, at Kathy Hospice.

Ed was born on Dec. 5, 1927, to Leo and Ella (nee Matter) in Austin , Minn. He married the late Hilda (nee Kluever) Knuth on August 27, 1949, at St. Johnís Lutheran Church of the Town of Trenton . Ed enjoyed teaching Sunday school, singing in the choir and various church office duties. He also liked to paint, play sheepshead and travel with his family. Ed was a member of Pilgrim Evangelical Lutheran Church of West Bend.

Ed is survived by his children, Allen (Margaret) of Mount Holly, N.J., Robert (Susan) of Vine Grove, Ky., Gary (Patrice) of West Bend, Mark (Teri) of Ames, Iowa, and Nancy (Mark) Rosenthal of West Bend. He is further survived by 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Dorene Knuth of Port Washington ; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Wilfred; brothers-in-law, Walter, Arthur and Henry; sisters-in-law, Louise, Eleanor and Anita.

A funeral service will be on Sunday, May 10, 2009, at 5 p.m. at Pilgrim Evangelical Lutheran Church of West Bend with the Rev. Joseph Fisher and the Rev Christopher Roffa officiating. Interment will take place at Washington County Memorial Park . Visitation will be at the church only on Sunday, May 10, from 3 p.m. until time of service.  Memorials are appreciated to Pilgrim Evangelical Lutheran Church of West Bend.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family. www.phillipfuneralhome.com.