Donald Lee Knauer

Pekin: Donald Lee Knauer, age 78, passed away at Kentuckiana Medical Center on Monday, October 30, 2018.

Donald was born on February 13,1940 in Louisville, KY. On January 20, 1984, he married Debra Jo Phillips. Donald was a former employee of Standard Gravure, where he served as a journeyman for 30 years. He also worked as a para professional in the diesel engines shop at Prosser for 10 years. Donald was a man who enjoyed nature. He was happiest outside and loved fishing and riding his horses.

He is preceded in death by his parents, the late Elvin and Helen Knauer.

Donald is survived by his wife, Debra Knauer, six daughters; Rebekah Knauer, Lori (Greg) Bell, Donna (Rick) Garcia, Carol (Wayne) Crumpton, Amy McArthur, and Jessie (Charles) Knauer, as well as one brother, Larry Knauer. Five grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services will be held at Pekin United Methodist Church on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 6 p.m. with Mark Zerkel officiating. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until time of service on Tuesday at Pekin United Methodist Church. Cremation has been chosen by the family. Love Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Pekin United Methodist Church, 244 S. Shorts Corner Rd., New Pekin, IN 47165 or Dare to Care, 5803 Fern Valley Rd., Louisville, KY 40228.


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