Carl E. Knauss
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Carl E. Knauss
  • September 21, 1932 - March 2, 2015
  • Tempe, Arizona

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Carl E. Knauss died peacefully on March 2, 2015 at the age of 82. He is survived by his daughter Sandra Metcalf, three grand children, Crystal Cook, Stephen Metcalf, Sarah Metcalf, grand daughter-in-law Allona Burks Metcalf and one great grandson Lincoln Metcalf, sister Wyleese Wilson, sisters-in-law Elaine Knauss, Norma Knauss, Laura Knauss and brothers Dalton Knauss, Vernon Knauss and brother-in-law Frank Wilson. He is preceded in death by his wife Wanda Knauss his daughters Linda Knauss-Cook and Rebekah Noe, sister Lucile Duncan, brothers W.A. Knauss and Paul Knauss. He was born September 21, 1932 in Fairfield, IL to Charles Knauss and Sarah Lawrence Knauss. He met Wanda after moving to Chicago in 1948. They married in 1952 and moved to Seattle Washington while he served in the U.S. Army at Fort Lewis. After his time in the Army they returned to Chicago. He attended DeVry Technical Institute and worked in the electronic industry. After moving to Arizona in 1968 he began working for the Arizona Department of Transportation and retired in 1994 after 25 years of service. A memorial service is scheduled for Tuesday, March 10th at 11:00 AM at Crosspoint Tempe, 1001 E Southern Ave., Tempe, AZ 85282. (480-838-5700) All are welcome to attend and celebrate Carl's life.
For those who wish, flowers may be sent to the church or donations made to one of Carl's favorite charities: garysinisefoundation.org There will be a private graveside service for the family.