William Peter Knauff
William Peter Knauff
  • January 15, 1932 - October 8, 2017
  • Columbia, Missouri

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William “Pete” Knauff, 85, of Columbia, MO, passed away Sunday, October 8, 2017 at Boone Hospital in Columbia, MO.

Visitation will be held Thursday, October 12, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Bethel Church, 201 E Old Plank Rd, Columbia, MO. Memorial service will follow at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at the church. Officiating will be Rev. Bonnie Cassida and Rev. Jermine Alberty. Inurnment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Columbia, MO on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 3:30 p.m.

atPete was born on January 15, 1932 in Alva, OK the son of Joseph and Jennie (Stong) Knauff who preceded him in death. He spent his growing up years in Wichita, KS. He was a longtime active member of Bethel Baptist Church in Columbia. Pete married Dorothy Phillips in Wichita, KS and she preceded him in death. He was later married on November 12, 1983 in Columbia, MO to Sue (Woods) Stone who survives of the home.

Pete had two side-by-side careers serving in the United States Army, thirty-three years of active and reserve duty. In his civilian life, he was a professional staff member of the Boy Scouts of America, serving councils in Kansas, North Dakota, Minnesota, Missouri and as a National BSA staff member for five years prior to retirement.

Other survivors include his children, Darryl Knauff (Pattie) of Wichita, KS, Debra Weaver of Wichita, KS, Cathy Shaw (Larry) of Columbia, MO, Tom Stone (Maureen) of Tequesta, FL, nine grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Great Rivers Council BSA, 1203 Fay St, Columbia, MO 65201 OR Bethel Baptist Church, 201 E Old Plank Rd, Columbia, MO 65203.