Knoedler, Karl P.
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Dec. 12, 1929 - Sep. 14, 2013
Karl P. Knoedler, 83, of Parrish, FL, died on Sep. 14, 2013.
He was born in Flushing, NY and came to Manatee County in 1990 from Mine Hill, NJ. He had lived in Shanghai, China with his parents and brother from 1936 to 1939 during the invasion by the Japanese during the China-Japanese war of 1937. After marrying Josephine in June 1950 they traveled to Mexico by car and then to Canada. After retirement they traveled by RV through 49 U.S. states and 10 provinces of Canada, including territories.
He retired from the bread business after 35 years. He attended East Stroudsburg, PA State Teacher's College and NYU and served with the PA National Guard. He was a former docent for the South Florida Museum and Treasurer of their Service League. He was a member of the Manatee County Historical Society and its former Treasurer, a tour guide at the Manatee Historical Village, a member of its Home Committee and a former member of the Manatee County Historical Commission. He was a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and the Sons of the American Revolution. He worked for many years as a clerk for the Election Board in Palmetto and continued to work as an inspector throughout Manatee County, as well as a judge for many years for the Manatee County History Fair.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Josephine, 4 sons, Kenneth P.(Deborah) of Circleville, OH, Eric S. (Joanne) of Oak Forest, IL, Glenn P.(Moreen) of Fullereton, CA and Gary P. (Debbie) of Mine Hill, NJ. Grandchildren are: Karl, Kurt, Jeannette, Stephen, Jesse, Travis, Sarah and Karla. He also had 7 great-grandchildren.
Published in Herald Tribune from Sept. 20 to Sept. 21, 2013