|Franklin M. Knauss Sr.|
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|Tuesday, 28 May 2013 10:34|
Franklin M. Knauss Sr., 97, of Bowling Green, Ohio, passed away Monday, May 27, 2013.
He was born in Weston, Ohio, to the late George Franklin and Bertha (Emsinger) Knauss. He married Louise (Curry) Knauss November 4, 1936 and she preceded him in death July 31, 1993.
Franklin was a lifelong farmer in Wood County, Ohio.
He was a life member of the Weston Lodge #560 and the Weston Church of Christ, Weston, Ohio. He enjoyed "summering" in the cabin in Canada and fishing. He also enjoyed spending time with his family.
Surviving are his children: Phyllis Wohler, Bowling Green; Linda (Jerry) Crawford, formerly of Cygnet; and Franklin (Connie) Knauss Jr, Bowling Green; daughter-in-law, Pat (John Knauss); and very special friend, Helen Roe, Bowling Green; grandchildren: Pam (Randy) Allen, Don Wohler Jr., Tonya (Doug) Miller, Wendell (Stephanee) Wohler, Todd (Melissa) Knauss, Jodi (John) Straley, Amy Crawford, Brad & Megan Knauss; and 13 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; son, John Knauss; son-in-law, Don Wohler Sr.; two grandsons, Robert Wohler and Scott Crawford; and two sisters.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 from 5 to 8 p.m. with a Masonic Service at 7:30 p.m. in the DECK-HANNEMAN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, 1460 W. Wooster St., PO Box 648, Bowling Green, OH 43402. The Funeral Service will be Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. in the Remembrance Chapel of the funeral home.
Burial will follow in Weston Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be gifted in Mr. Knauss' honor to the Weston Church of Christ, 13355 Center Street, Weston, OH 43569 or to the Northwest Ohio Hemophilia Foundation, PO Box 12606, Toledo, OH 43606 or www.nwohemophilia.org.
Online condolences, as well as fond memories, may be shared with Mr. Knauss' family by visiting www.hannemanfh.com.
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