Obit: Knoll, Clemens B. (1931 – 2009) 
Contact: Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Knoll, Rudolph, Raschke, Stencil, Hamus, Handrick, Halverson, Zaleski, Burrish, Becker

----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Wood Co., Wis.) Monday, 26 Jan. 2009

----Knoll, Clemens B. (16 Nov. 1931 – 23 Jan. 2009)

Clemens B. Knoll, 77, of Franklin, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2009, at St. Luke's Hospital in Milwaukee of heart failure.

A service will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, 2009, at Heritage Funeral Home in Oak Creek with visitation from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Stratford with the Rev. Thomas Rudolph. St. Joseph's Resurrection Choir will provide the music. Burial will be in St. Adalbert's Cemetery in the town of McMillan with military rites conducted by the VFW Post No. 6352 of Stratford. Pallbearers will be Peter Raschke, Rick Stencil, Alan Stencil, Jeff Hamus, Jim Handrick, John Knoll and David Halverson.

Visitation will be Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009, at Sauter/Rembs Funeral Home in Stratford from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and again from 10 a.m. until time of services at the church Wednesday. There will be a parish prayer service at 5 p.m. and a Knights of Columbus rosary at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, both at the Sauter/Rembs Funeral Home.

Clem was born Nov. 16, 1931, in the town of Eau Pleine to Edward Sr. and Stella (Zaleski) Knoll. He was united in marriage to Cathie Halverson on July 4, 1959, in Milwaukee.

Clem graduated from Stratford High School in 1949. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from 1953-1955. After his honorable discharge, he attended Marquette University and Milwaukee School of Engineering.

Clem and Cathie owned and operated a successful business (Knoll's Contracting) until their retirement. He was an active member of the Lions Clubs of Franklin and Stratford, rising to District A-1 Governor. He was also a member of the Marshfield Knights of Columbus 1799.

After his retirement, Clem enjoyed traveling and spending time with family and friends. He especially enjoyed playing cards, gardening and canning.

He and Cathie traveled to Mexico with the Lions to distribute glasses and needed supplies.

Clem is survived by his wife Cathie, son Clem Jr. both of Franklin. Brothers and sisters, Annette Raschke of Marshfield, Anne Knoll of Milwaukee, Susie (John) Burrish of Marathon, Arlene (Wally) Stencil of Edgar, Pat (Floyd) Hamus of Marshfield, Benny (Rhonda) Knoll of Stratford, Allie (Diane) Knoll of Stratford, Jerry Knoll of Curtiss, and numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by a special "granddaughter" Donavan J.C. Hickman.

Clem was preceded in death by his parents, brother Eddie Knoll, brothers-in-law Ernie Raschke and Ervin Stencil, sister-in-law Mary Ellen Knoll, and nephews James Knoll, Mark Knoll, and niece Tammy Hornung.

A special thank you to niece Joy and Dr. Bruce Hickman and Dr. Michael Becker for their loving care and attention.




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