Steven A. Knaebe, 59

Steven A. “Grizz” Knaebe, 59, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Nov. 28, 2011.

Steve was born on Sept. 10, 1952 in Milwaukee to Frank and Eunice (nee Williams) Knaebe. He married Susan Rich on Sept. 29, 1977 in Milwaukee. He was an incredibly hard worker and dedicated 30 years to Hevi-Haul International, Ltd. in Menomonee Falls. Steve loved being outdoors, listening to music, cooking, and mowing his lawn! Steve had a passion for his Harleys and rode his any chance he could, often for long distances. He was a devoted husband, father, son, brother, and trusted friend. Steve will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved him.

Steve is survived by his wife Susan; sons Christopher, Frank (Katie), and Eric Knaebe; and grandchildren Zachary, Samantha, Jack, Levi, and Miles. He is further survived by his parents Frank and Eunice Knaebe, brother Dan (Patricia), sister Tambi (Frank Heimerich) Burrow, and many other nieces, nephews, relatives, and dear friends.

A Memorial Service for Steve will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011 at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel, 1420 W. Paradise Drive in West Bend. Gathering will be from noon until 1:45 p.m. at the FUNERAL HOME ONLY on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011. In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the family.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family; (262) 338-2050 or