George W. Knuth, 95
Feb. 9, 1920 ó Dec. 18, 2015

George W. Knuth, of Cedarburg, entered into eternal life, on Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, at Lawlis Family Hospice, in Mequon, at the age of 95 years.

George was born on Feb. 9, 1920, on the family farm in Mequon, the son of the late Louis Knuth and the late Elsa (nee Frenz) Knuth. He was baptized into his Christian faith on Feb. 15, 1920, and was later confirmed, on April 23, 1933, at Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church, Freistadt.

George attended Trinity Ev. Lutheran Grade School in Freistadt, and later attended Cedarburg High School. Upon his graduation from high school, George attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, receiving his bachelorís degree in both agriculture and education.

George was united in marriage to Marlene Neumann on Oct. 11, 1952, at Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church, Freistadt. Their marriage was blessed with two children, Gordon and Sonja.

George was employed by Cedarburg Light & Water for over 22 years, working as the office manager, as well as assisting with the accounting department.

George retired from Cedarburg Light & Water in 1990 and continued to work part time as an accountant for H & R Block during tax season.

George was a man of tremendous faith and was a lifelong member at Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church. He will be greatly missed by anyone who knew him and loved him.

George is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Marlene Knuth; children, Gordon (Patricia) Knuth and Sonja (Mark) Justesen; and grandchildren, Andrew (Lisa) Knuth, Garrett Knuth and Alyssa Justesen.

He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. George was preceded in death by his parents, siblings and their spouses, Lonie (Elmer) Waechter, Irene (Walter) Reggio, Anita (Walter) Radue, Irmgard (Martin) Pipkorn, Wilfred (Ruth) Knuth and Arnold (Gertrude) Knuth.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015, at 1 p.m. at Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church, 10729 W. Freistadt Road, Mequon, with the Rev. Carl Lehenbauer officiating. A visitation will take place at the church prior to the service, from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

George will be laid to rest at Trinity Ev. Lutheran Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church are appreciated.

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The family would like to especially thank the staff at Lasata Care Center, in Cedarburg, for all of their wonderful care and compassion while he was there.