Samuel Knoll, 86, Webster City

Samuel (Bud) David Knoll, 86, of Webster City, died Monday, February 4, 2013 at Trinity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Faith United Methodist Church with Rev. Jim Gochenouer officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church.

Samuel David Knoll, son of Orville (O.C.) and Bernice (Thompson) Knoll, was born on June 17, 1926 at his Grandma’s house at 645 Maple Ave in Webster City. He graduated from Webster City High School in 1944. He served in the United States Navy from 1944-1946 in the Pacific, including Okinawa and the China Sea. On September 3, 1948 he married the greatest, most beautiful girl in the world, Shirley Boucher. The couple resided in Webster City their whole lives, except for 5 years, spent in Gridley, IL from 1971 to 1976. He was employed with Hart Carter in Webster City, owner of Riverside Market and a warehouse foreman at Electrolux before retiring in June of 1990.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Shirley of Webster City; his children, Suzanne (Sandy) Yoder of Bettendorf, David (Laurena) Knoll of Sacramento, CA, Rick ( Margie) Knoll of Jewell; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and one due any day; one sister, Margaret (Lod) Nichols of Cedar Rapids and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his siblings, Helena, Muriel, Orville Wayne, George, Lee, Herb, Dick, and Robert.

He was a member of Faith United Methodist Church, Men’s Coffee, the Masons and the American Legion Post #191. Sam was a Cub Scout Master and taught Sunday School.

Memorials may be left to the family’s discretion. Samuel proudly gave the gift of life as a tissue donor.

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