Weston Charles Knaup

Weston Charles Knaup Fort Myers, FL Weston Charles Knaup of Fort Myers, Florida, age 97, passed away surrounded by family on October 24, 2012. Weston was born on June 30th 1915 the son of Edward and Rose (Mack) Knaup. He was a resident of Lansing, MI until 1989 when he moved to Fort Myers, FL. He married Wilma E. Hettler (Billie) in 1938. They had 71 wonderful years together. Their daughters, Lois Fuger and Nancy Clevenger survive them. He attended Michigan State College for two years. 1933-34 and continued his education at the American Institute of Banking in 1935-36. His career began with the Michigan National Bank in 1937. In 1945 he moved to the L.A. Davidson Construction Co. There he was CFO of the road and bridge construction company for 25 years. In 1971 he was employed by Michigan State University where he retired in 1982. He was active in the Boy Scouts in his early years and earned the rank of Eagle Scout. His passion for many years was flying and he was a licensed private pilot. So along with his twin brother Wesley, they piloted family and friends on many fun filled trips. Gifted with a beautiful tenor voice he sang in various groups. In later years he and Billie became avid gardeners growing enough fresh food to hand out to family, friends and neighbors. Weston was predeceased by Billie, his wife; his parents, Edward and Rose (Mack) Knaup; his twin brother, Dr. Wesley Knaup; younger brother, Robert Knaup; sisters, Mildred Fosnaught and Florence Morey. Surviving him are children, Lois (Ted) Fuger, Nancy (Ron) Clevenger; six grandchildren, Lori (Kevin) Smith, Kurt (Mary) Lee, Mark (Bekky) Lee, Dan (Cindy) Clevenger, Casey (Jacki) Clevenger; step grandson, Ron (Andrea) Seyka; fourteen great grandchildren and one great, great grandson along with many nieces and nephews. The family would like to express gratitude to Len and Anna Stern for their wonderful love and care which was gifted to dad for many years. A celebration of his long life is being planned in Ft. Myers and in Lansing. Details will be announced at a later date.

Published in Lansing State Journal on Nov. 15, 2012