William Knepprath

William Knepprath Jr., 82, of the Town of Saukville, died Tuesday, April 2, at Kathy Hospice in West Bend.

Mr. Knepprath was born in the Town of Holland on June 14, 1936, to William Sr. and Rose Kraus Knepprath. He grew up on the family farm near Dacada.

On Oct. 10, 1959, he married Loretta Strohmeyer at St. Bridgette’s Catholic Church in Kewaskum. The couple settled in the Town of Saukville.

Mr. Knepprath worked for Ataco Steel Manufacturing Co. in Grafton for more than 40 years, retiring in 1998. He was a member of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local 1430.

He had been a member of Immaculate Conception Church and St. John XXIII Parish.

His family said he enjoyed camping, cutting wood, playing cards and tinkering around the house. They will remember him for his love of music, especially polkas. He was also a proud fan of the Minnesota Vikings.

Mr. Knepprath is survived by his wife Loretta of Saukville; children Roger (Sheila) of Cedarburg, Barbara (Allan) Viste of Black River Falls, Marie (Gary) Paulus and Patricia (Thomas) Liimatta, both of Fredonia, and Thomas of Saukville; grandchildren Jeremy and Melinda Knepprath, Jennifer (Brandan) Macha, Michelle (Eric) Rosploch, Kathryn, Emily and Philip Paulus and Elizabeth Liimatta; four great-grandchildren; sister Marion Schmidt of Lakewood; and sister-in-law Marion Knepprath of Sheboygan Falls.

He was preceded in death by his daughter Joanne Knepprath; sister Marcella “Sally” Knepprath; brothers Edwin, Clarence and Robert Knepprath; sisters-in-law Carol Knepprath, Louise Skattebo and Catherine Keen; and brothers-in-law Anton and Harold Strohmeyer.

A Mass of Christian burial was held Tuesday, April 9, at St. John XXIII Parish, Immaculate Conception Church in Saukville. Father Patrick Wendt presided.

Interment was at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Saukville.

Memorials to Horizon Hospice are suggested.

Poole Funeral Home, Port Washington, handled the arrangements.

 

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