Paul H. Knecht|
Paul H. Knecht, 89, of Bloomington, Ill., formerly of Collinsville, Ill., born July 14, 1927 in Granite City, Ill., died at 9:15 p.m. Sunday Oct. 23, 2016 at Martin Health Center in Bloomington.
He proudly served his country during the Korean War in the United States Army. He later worked many years as a commercial artist for Southwestern Bell in St. Louis. He was a lifelong musician who played in many Big Bands and was a member of the Belleville Musicians Union.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Laura Braeder Knecht; and his wife, Janet Knecht, nee Lyons, whom he married in Belleville, Ill.
Surviving is his son Stephen (Rebecca) Knecht of Bloomington.
Memorial contributions may be made to the
. Online condolences may be made to www.calvertmemorial.com
Visitation: There will be no visitation.
Funeral: There will be a private interment at Sunset Hills Cemetery in Glen Carbon, Ill. at a later date.
CALVERT & METZLER MEMORIAL HOME, Bloomington, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Oct. 26, 2016