Gerald Knoblauch

Gerald Alan "Curly" Knoblauch

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Gerald A. “Curly” Knoblauch, of Lomira, age 59 passed away on Monday March 8, 2021 at St Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac. He was born on March 11, 1961 in Milwaukee to James and Geraldine (nee Jacobi) Knoblauch. Curly attended Custer High School Class of 1979, Moraine Park Technical College for small engine repair and John Deere Academy. He married his best friend and soul mate Kimberly James on July 24, 1981 at the Milwaukee County Courthouse. He was employed at Riesterer and Schnell before Spinal Cord Deterioration disabled him.

Curly was a generous caring man who loved his family deeply, had a contagious sense of humor, he enjoyed a hot cup of McDonalds coffee with an apple pie, a good cigar, hunting / guns & fishing, Gunsmoke & Bonanza, old Westerns, WWII and military movies, The GB Packers, anything cars, trucks, or motorcycles – especially collectibles, thrift shop extraordinaire, stargazing, tinkering & tools, head banging & Country Music, Carhartt, all things John Deere, and AMERICA.

He coached & enjoyed T-Ball, Midget and Little League during the Kyle & Kolin baseball years, Lifetime Member of the North American Hunting Club, and a John Deere Master Technician.

Curly is survived by his best Friend and Soul Mate Kimberly Marie (nee James), sons Kyle & Jodi Knoblauch, Kolin & Marie Knoblauch, Niece / Daughter Dakotah Slominski. his only granddaughter & ‘Sunshine’ Lillian and the boys Emrick, Carter, Lincoln & Hayes, his siblings Robert & Karen Knoblauch, John & Darlene Knoblauch, Mooch & Gloria Knoblauch, Leslie & Tim Doke, Paul & Kim (#2) Knoblauch, step-Mom-in -law Linda Henning(nee James), brother-in-law Troy James, sister-in law Tammy & Mark Thompson, and HIS BEST PUPPY PAL – Zippy. Further survived by many loved nieces, nephews, other relatives, and cherished friends

Preceded in Death by his parents, brother Richard ‘Zeke’ Knoblauch, father-in-law Jerry ‘Grumpa’ James, mother-in-law Susan James (nee Shklerikson), sister & brother-in-law Whitney (nee James) & Bruce Slominski, best friend & brother-in-law Toby James and brother-in-law Bill Ehrhardt.

A Special THANK YOU- To the wonderful lady in the Piggly Wiggly parking lot who called 911, The Campbellsport Piggly Wiggly Family - especially the Valiant Kevin Harvey, The Campbellsport Police Dept, Especially Chief Tom, The Campbellsport First Responders Team , Fond Du Lac First Responders, The St Agnes Fond Du Lac Family- especially the ICU Team & Chaplain Pete and the UW Donate Life Team / Family who Honored Curly so ‘Specially’ on his 60th Birthday. GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

Memorials are appreciated to UW Donate Life and Wounded Warriors , in lieu of flowers.

A Casual Celebration of Life will be held on Friday March 19th from 4:00pm until 6:00pm at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel (1420 W Paradise Dr. West Bend, WI 53095).
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  • Visitation

    Friday, March 19th, 2021 | 4:00pm - 5:45pm
    Friday, March 19th, 2021 4:00pm - 5:45pm
    Phillip Funeral Home Chapel
    1420 W Paradise Drive
    West Bend, WI 53095
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Friday, March 19th, 2021 | 6:00pm
    Friday, March 19th, 2021 6:00pm
    Phillip Funeral Home Chapel
    1420 W Paradise Drive
    West Bend, WI 53095
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Ken Schmechel

Posted at 09:00pm
I have so many memories of growing up in the neighborhood. As a kid Curly was the first person I had over for a sleep over. I know odd since I was closer friends with his brother Phil and Paul. I was just googling up random neighborhood names and came across this. Sorry for your loss.

Ken Schmechel
Independence, MO

The Doke Family

Posted at 03:24pm
Our Deepest Sympathy and Love! Les,Tim,Bill,Dillon and Cheyenne.
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