Charles Knobel(1927 - 2014)

Charles F. Knobel

Sioux Falls, SD - Charles F. "Chuck" Knobel, 86, passed away surrounded by his loving daughters Wednesday, January 15, 2014, at Southridge Healthcare Center in Sioux Falls, SD.

A visitation will begin at 5:00 pm Friday, January 17, 2014, at Miller Funeral Home, 507 S. Main Ave., with the family present from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm and a Masonic Service at 7:00 pm.

Chuck was born May 5, 1927 at Swedish Hospital in Minneapolis, MN. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Chuck then attended Gustavus Adolphus College.

On September 29, 1950, Chuck was united in marriage with his college sweetheart, Delores "Dee" Bergquist, in Minneapolis, MN. They were married for over 63 years. Chuck worked in sales for the Skelly-Getty Oil Company for 34 years, retiring on October 14, 1984.

Chuck is survived by three daughters, Carol (Mike) Simacek, Sandra (Matt) Hippe, and Susan (Toby) Green; and five grandchildren, Charlie (Brenna), Andrew, Courteney, Adam, and Connor. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister; wife, Dee; and son, Gregory.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be directed to the El Riad Shrine Transportation Fund or the Shriner Children's Hospital.

"The saddest word that mankind knows will always be goodbye."


Funeral Home

Miller Funeral Home - Downtown
507 South Main Avenue Sioux Falls, SD 57104
(605) 336-2640

Published in The Argus Leader on Jan. 16, 2014