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Robert  J. Knoll

Obituary for Robert J. Knoll

January 21, 1936 - March 24, 2019
Beaver Dam, Wisconsin | Age 83


Robert J. Knoll, 83, of Beaver Dam passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 24, 2019 surrounded by his loving family at the Hospice Home of Hope in Fond du Lac.

A gathering will take place at the Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam on Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 11 a.m. until the time of the memorial service at 12:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Inurnment will take place at St. Michael's Cemetery in Beaver Dam.

Robert was born the son of Orin and Rose (Weber) Knoll on January 21, 1936 in the township of Beaver Dam. He was married to Rita A. Kachelski on February 13, 1956. Bob was employed as a semi-truck driver for Metal Fab in Beaver Dam until his retirement in 1998. He later was employed with Caine Transfer in Lowell.

Bob enjoyed the outdoors especially hunting and fishing. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching the Packers and Brewers. Bob went everywhere with his favorite companion, his dog Mia. Bob lived to cook and food was his love language. He loved to cook for his family, friends and fellow residents at the Madison Place Apartments in Beaver Dam.

Bob is survived by his eight children: Daniel (Tracy) Knoll of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Mark (Kathy) Knoll of Beaver Dam, Gail (Ronald) Nampel of Beaver Dam, Christine (Eloy) Leal of Fond du Lac, Kevin Knoll of Fond du Lac, Shannon (Fuad) Deane of Wisconsin Rapids, Curt (Lili) Knoll of Wausau, and Erin Marchillo (special friend, Jeff Joslin) of De Pere; his brother, John "Jack" Knoll; sister-in-law, M. Audrey Kachelski; 19 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends, and his special lady friends at the Madison Place Apartments.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Rita in 2006; his brother, Gene; his sister, Charollette; and his great granddaughter, Taylor.

Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at

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