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Richard Knobloch


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Richard Knobloch

Oshkosh - Richard, age 67, of Oshkosh, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, March 7, 2018. He was born September 5, 1950 in Oshkosh, son of Barbara Knobloch and Carl Knobloch. On April 5, 1975, he married Susan Basel of Oshkosh. Rich graduated from Lourdes in 1968 and obtained a BS in Secondary Education from UW-Oshkosh in 1972. He served in the Army National Guard during the 70s.

Rich taught at Lourdes for 40 years, teaching all levels of math, coached cross-country, was the 1st boys baseball coach, and later coached girls softball. He was affectionately known as Coach K and was well liked and respected by both his students and his colleagues. He continued to tutor in retirement throughout the Fox Valley.

Rich's love of rock & roll was fueled by the heavy drum beat of the Beatles & Dave Clark 5. He fulfilled his lifelong dream of drumming by taking lessons at the tender age of 58 - even participating in the year end recitals. He was in his glory meeting Ringo Starr not once but twice with backstage passes.

Rich had a strong competitive spirit and spent countless hours in dartball tournaments, on softball fields and around the kitchen table with a variety of board and card games. He passed his love of TV game shows on to his children and grandchildren.

Rich was always flexing his brain power with word & number puzzles and out of this world ancient alien theories & conspiracies. Along with his mother Barbara, they searched for the Sawdust Days Button - successfully finding 11 of them, ultimately taking over the reins as "Clue Master" for the last decade.

Rich is survived by his wife of 42 years Susan, Oshkosh; his mother Barbara, Oshkosh, father Carl (Colleen), Oshkosh, and brother Robert (Susan), Oshkosh; daughter Sara (Drew) Kirkman, Sun Prairie, son Steven (Alexandra) Knobloch, Germantown; grandchildren Liam & Aria Knobloch and Mason Kirkman, many nieces and nephews, and Ernie Kitten.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, March 12, 2018 at 11 am at St. Jude Parish (St. Vincent Church on the corner of South Park and Oregon). Father Dan Schuster will be the celebrant. Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at the Fiss & Bills Funeral Home from 4 to 7 pm with a 7 pm Prayer Service. Visitation will also be held at the church on Monday from 9 to 11 am.

In Lieu of flowers memorials should be directed to Lourdes Academy 110 N. Sawyer Street. Oshkosh, WI 54902

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Published in Oshkosh Northwestern from Mar. 9 to Mar. 11, 2018
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