THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Claude W. Knuth
Issue Date: August 2, 2018
Claude William Knuth, 94, of Marinette, passed away Saturday, July 21, 2018 at home in his sleep.
Born Dec. 31, 1923, to Arthur and Martha (Salwasser) Knut, he was raised in Milwaukee and served for three years in the United States Army as an MP in World War II, going into the invasion on D-Day+6. He was a sign painter by profession and artist by night, doing leatherwork, oil painting and wood carving.
He took his family camping every weekend for 20 years, spring to fall. He loved animals and birds, raised some, rescued some, and was a falconer. An avid square-dancer and round-dancer for 40 years, he also spent 18 winters in a Texas park teaching wood-working classes. He was known by many close friends and extended family for his quiet strength and gentle demeanor.
He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Dorothy Jean (Johnson) Knuth; three children, Karen Burzynski, Jean Woolhiser and David Knuth and their spouses; five grandchildren; a sister, Marilyn; a brother, Wayne and a brother-in-law, Robert (Nancy) Johnson.
Including his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Glenn and a sister, Lois.
He willed his body to science and per his request, no formal funeral or memorial service will be held.