Wayne L. Knaus, age 83, of Garnett, Kansas passed away Sunday, May 14, 2017 at his home near Harris. He was born October 25, 1933.
Wayne Lowell Knaus, was born at home near Knob Noster, Missouri on October 25, 1933, the son of Ezra and Erneeta (Rothwell) Knaus. He passed away peacefully at his home on May 14, 2017 at the age of 83 1/2 years where he had been lovingly cared for by his wife. Following his diagnosis with lung cancer, in addition to the Myasthenia Gravis he had been suffering from, he called for the anointing service. On September 30, 2016 Wayne received the anointing and received much comfort.
His mother passed away when he was 13 months old. He and his three siblings were later raised by their Aunt Olive Knaus.
In July 1952, at the age of 18, he was baptized into the Old German Baptist Brethren Church to which he remained faithful.
On April 4, 1953, at Pendleton, Indiana, he married Della Kinzie of Sawyer, Kansas. This union was blessed with three sons. They began their married life at Knob Noster, raising turkeys, then spending six months at Homestead, Florida, working for an uncle raising potatoes. In the fall of 1954, they moved to Kansas City where he spent two years in the 1-W service. They moved to Lee's Summit, Missouri where he began raising hogs and cattle. In the spring of 1962, he moved his family to the Garnett, Kansas area in the Cedar Creek district. He continued raising hogs and grain farming until 2014.
He is survived by his wife and three sons, Roger and wife Janice of Wonewoc, Wisconsin, Michael and wife Marla of Quinter, Kansas, Dale and wife Janetta of Garnett, Kansas; nine grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; two sisters, Betty Rose Baker of Delphi, Indiana, twin sister, Wanda and husband Raymond Heck of Westphalia, Kansas; brother-in-law, Ron East; half-brother, Gary of Kansas City, Missouri; half sister, Gloria Brashears of Stotts City, Missouri.
Preceding him in death are his parents; brother-in-law, Eldon Baker; brother, J.R.; half sister, Gayle East; two nephews, Robert Heck and Brent Brown.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, May 19, 2017 at the Old German Baptist Church, 26036 NW Chase Road, Westphalia, KS 66093. Burial will follow in the Bethel Cemetery to await the resurrection. The family will greet friends from 3:00-5:00 PM and 6:00-8:00 PM Thursday evening at the church. Condolences may be left at www.feuerbornfuneral.com.