Fredrick Knaub, 86, went to be with his Lord on May 16, 2013 at the Community Memorial Hospital in Oconto Falls. Fred was a resident of Lakewood. He was born on October 26, 1926 in Sheboygan to the late John and Sophia (Diener Fromm) Knaub. He attended Trinity Lutheran School.
At the age of 17 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy serving in World War II. He served his country during the Pacific Theater. On March 25, 1995 he was united in marriage to Priscilla "Percy" Van Lanen in Florida. Fred was employed as a sheet metal worker by Aldag Honold Mechanical for over 45 years. He was a member of the Sheet Metal Workers Union Local 18. He was also a former member of the Riverside Boat Club and a former member of the Sheboygan County Deputy Sheriffs Association, working during community events.
After finishing his career, he retired on the shores of beautiful Wheeler Lake in Lakewood. Fred was lovingly called "Sir Fredrick of Wheeler". He loved nothing better than to be out in his boat with Percy, and a sandwich casting for bluegills. He was a great outdoorsman; he and Percy enjoyed hunting trips to Wyoming, as well as fishing trips to Canada. In his younger years he could be found on the golf course during the day, and dancing to The Par 3 in the evening.
Fred is survived by his loving wife Percy and one brother Gottlieb "Ace" (Sally) Knaub of Sheboygan. Three step children: Linda (Randy) Schmidt, Mike (Kathy) Van Lanen, and Bonnie (Doug) Baily. Along with step grandchildren, step great grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his brothers: Christ Knaub, John (Katherine) Knaub, Henry (Tinney) Fromm, and John (Agnes) Fromm. Sisters: Emily (Vincent) Tripoli, Julia (Alex) Dann, Sophia (Frank) Dekanich, Emma (Alex) Dottai, and Emily (George) Grunwald.
Funeral services for Fred will be held on Monday May 20, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the Weber Hill Funeral Home in Wabeno. Visitation will be from 9:00 AM until the time of service. Rev. Paul Scheunemann will officiate. Burial will be in the Lakewood Forest Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial funds are being established for the Lakewood Townsend Rescue Squad, Lakewood Fire Department, and the
Fred's family wishes to thank the Lakewood Townsend Rescue Squad for their support and care. Also the staff at Community Memorial Hospital for their Kindness, care, and compassion showed for Fred and his family.
Fred will be remembered as a loving husband, brother, uncle, grandpa, and friend. He has a fun loving spirit and his kind and generous ways will be missed by all. We are thankful for the many years we had with him, and for all he taught us. His journey on earth is complete; he now rests in the arms of the Lord.
Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette on May 19, 2013