age 76, of Mapaville, Missouri, passed away Friday, October 25, 2019 at Scenic Nursing and Rehab Center in Herculaneum, Missouri. He was born June 22, 1943 in Jefferson County, Missouri, the son of the late Ella Helen (nee Steinbach) and Walter Knoke.
He is survived by daughters Rachael (Steven) Rickett of Ferguson, Missouri, and Megan (Zac) Parks of Hillsboro, Missouri; son Justin Knoke of Mapaville; grandson Nathan Parks; and numerous cousins.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife Sharon (nee Bray) Knoke; and a sister Norma Knoke.
He served in the Missouri National Guard; was a member of Zion Lutheran Church of Hillsboro; and retired after 45 years as a sheet metal worker for McDonnell Douglas and Boeing Aircraft.
Visitation 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at Vinyard Funeral Home in Festus. Visitation from 10:00 A.M. until the time of funeral services at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, October 31, 2019 at Zion Lutheran Church of Hillsboro, officiated by Pastor Mark Harriss. Interment in Zion Lutheran Cemetery of Hillsboro. Memorials in his memory are preferred to Zion Lutheran Church of Hillsboro.