Donald Knaus Obituary

Donald Earl Knaus
Donald Earl Knaus

August 31, 1928 - January 2, 2021
Born in Clinton, MO
Resided in Wheaton, IL


Donald Earl Knaus, 92, of Wheaton, IL, passed away peacefully on January 2, 2021. He is survived by his wife of 64 years Kathleen Marie Owens Knaus, 4 children: Steve Knaus (Kim), Charlotte Monhart (Jim), Marilyn Gruber (John), Diane Bojic (Steve). He is also survived by 5 grandchildren: Colleen Fitzgerald (Shane); Clare and Matthew Monhart; Maureen and Alyssa Knaus; his brother John L. Knaus and many nieces and nephews.

Don was born in Clinton, MO and called Wheaton, IL his home for 35 Years . He served in the Army during the Korean Conflict before graduating from the University of Missouri. After a successful career in business, he retired in 1994 spending his free time on the golf course or the pool hall, working out, traveling, woodworking and gardening. He volunteered his time with Meals on Wheels (DuPage County) and was a member of Wheaton Lions Club and West Racquet Club. He was a founding member of St. Daniel The Prophet Catholic Church where he was a Eucharistic Minister.
Don will be remembered for his wonderful sense of humor and kind heart.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made in memory of Donald Knaus to St Daniel the Prophet Catholic Church, 101 W Loop Rd, Wheaton, IL 60189.



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