Joe F. Knoettgen

Turner Funeral Home

Clifton, KS


Joe F. Knoettgen died on March 2, 2014 at Clay County Medical in Clay Center, KS. He was born on May 3, 1924 in Washington County, KS; the son of John and Margaret (Long) Knoettgen.

He was a lifelong member of St. Marys Catholic Church in Clifton. He was a Navy Veteran of WWII. He worked for Northern Natural Gas in South Sioux City, NE and moved to Clifton in 1951 where he farmed and was a also a DeKalb Seed Dealer.

He was a member of the Sherman Township Rural Fire Board and a maintainer for the Mulberry Township Roads. Joe was an American Legion in Clifton, VFW in Clyde, Clifton Chamber of Commerce Treasurer and First National Bank of Directors.

Joe married Donnis Cox on September 6, 1945 in Portland, OR and she survives the home.

Also survived by -
Sons: Lindy and wife Wanda Knoettgen, Clifton KS
Danny and wife Suzi Knoettgen, Clifton KS
Daughters: Kathy and husband Terry Ellis, Valley Center KS
Jan and husband Jesse Jackson, Clay Center KS
Dena and husband Tim Watson, Midlothian, VA
Twin Sister: Maydean Swoboda, Topeka KS
13 Grandchildren
3 Step Grandchildren
27 Great Grandchildren

Mass of Christian Burial: Thursday, March 6, 1014 at 10 am at the St. Marys Catholic Church in Clifton KS

Minister: Fr Larry Letourneau

Burial: St. Marys Cemeter in Clifton KS

Visitation: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 6 pm with Rosary at 6:30 pm at the Turner Chapel in Clifton KS

Memorials: St. Marys Cemetery Fund, Community Care in Clifton or the Clifton Ambulance Service.

Online Condolences may be made at ww.nrsfh.com

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Kristi Knoettgen; 3 brothers and 2 sisters.

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