DWIGHT V. KNAUSS

Dwight V. Knauss, 87, went to heaven to meet his wife, parents, brothers and sisters Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008.  He was born to Orange A. and Adelia M. Knauss on Jan. 17, 1921, with his twin sister, Marion, who passed away at birth.

He was raised on a farm along with his brothers and sisters. Dwight graduated from Clayton High School, Class of 1939. He enjoyed all kinds of hunting, especially moose hunting with his buddies in Canada. He worked at Simplex and hauled milk for his brother-in-law, Arlo Foster, until he went to serve his country in World War II, as a Sergeant of the Army from 1942-1946 when he was discharged. Upon returning from service, Dwight met and married Betty June Mottor on Dec. 17, 1949. He went to work for Michigan Milk Produces Association, where he retired after 27 years.

He is survived by three daughters, Linda (Arden) Robinson of Adrian, Beckie Knauss (Steve Nichelson) and Pam (Dale) Robinson, both of Clayton; 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Luellia Potts and Media VanNorman.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 48 years, Betty; three brothers; five sisters; and one great-grandchild.

The funeral service for Dwight was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, 2008, at Wagley Funeral Home with Dr. Ben Fulayter officiating. Burial followed at Dover Center Cemetery.

Contributions in memory of Dwight may be made to his family. Envelopes are available at Wagley Funeral Home.

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