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James C. Knauf

May 30, 1941 February 10, 2019
James C. Knauf
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Obituary for James C. Knauf

James C. Knauf, 77, of Peru, passed away Sunday, February 10, 2019 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, February 16, 2019 at the Mueller-Pagani Funeral Home, LaSalle with Msgr. Richard Soseman, pastor of St. Valentine's Church, Peru officiating.  Full military rites will be conducted by the LaSalle-Oglesby Veterans Memorial Group.  Burial will be held at a later date in St. Vincent’s Cemetery, LaSalle.  Visitation will be 9-11:00 AM Saturday at the funeral home. Mr. Knauf was born May 30, 1941 at St. Mary’s Hospital, LaSalle to James and Kathryn (Gilligan) Knauf.  He was a graduate of LaSalle-Peru High School and attended L-P-O Junior College prior to entering the service.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in the 227th Military Police Company. Mr. Knauf was a member of St. Valentine’s Church, Peru and also attended St. Mary’s Church, Peru.  He worked as a dockman for Consolidated Freight and was a bus driver for Illinois Valley Community Hospital.  He enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing.  He enjoyed all sports and was particularly proud to be a 50-year season ticket holder for L-P Football, where he held the same seat throughout that time and rarely missed a home game. Survivors include three children, James (Julie) Knauf of Ottawa, Jennifer (Ted) Marolf of Normal and Jeffrey (Amy) Knauf of Bloomington; six grandchildren, Mark, Beau, Lindsay, Margaret, Morgan and Josey and a special friend, Sandy Grivetti of Oglesby. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Robert Knauf. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the LaSalle-Peru High School Athletic Department.


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Visitation

Saturday

16

Feb

9:00 AM 2/16/2019 9:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 2/16/2019 11:00:00 AM
Mueller-Pagani Funeral Home, LaSalle

609 Eighth Street
LaSalle, IL 61301

Mueller-Pagani Funeral Home, LaSalle
609 Eighth Street LaSalle 61301 IL
United States

Funeral Service

Saturday

16

Feb

11:00 AM 2/16/2019 11:00:00 AM
Mueller-Pagani Funeral Home, LaSalle

609 Eighth Street
LaSalle, IL 61301

Mueller-Pagani Funeral Home, LaSalle
609 Eighth Street LaSalle 61301 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Vincent's Cemetery Final Resting Place

371 N. 2979th Rd.
LaSalle, IL 61301

371 N. 2979th Rd. LaSalle 61301 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

LaSalle-Peru High School Athletic Department

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