Richard A. Knier, 85

Richard A. Knier, 85, passed away on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at Cedar Lake Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born on Nov. 10, 1928, to the late Theodore and Wilhelmina (nee Herr) Knier.

Richard served honorably in the United States Navy. He was adventurous and enjoyed camping, boating, traveling, and trips to the north woods. He loved family vacations and especially enjoyed spending time with his grandkids.

He is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Barbara (nee Klann); cherished children, Michael J. Knier and Sandra (Mark) Gonnering. He was extremely proud of his grandchildren: Jeffrey and Brad (Holly Jusko) Knier and Bridgette, Samantha, and Danielle Gonnering; adored great-granddaughter Mila Jillian Knier; siblings: Thomas (Francis), Theodore (Bernadine) and Patricia (Sal) Magilo; sisters-in-law, Betty (Bob) Muehlbauer and Donna (Leonard) Leamanczyk; and brotherin- law, Richard Albin. He is further survived by other relatives and many friends.

He is preceded in death by his daughter-in-law, Jill Knier, and sister-in-law, Nancy Albin.

The family would like to say thank you to all of his family and friends who visited him.

No formal services will be held per his wishes.

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