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Manlee A. Knobloch

May 28, 1942 — May 13, 2024

Manlee A. Knobloch, 81, of Fults, IL, passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his loving family May 13, 2024 after battling Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. He was born May 28, 1942, in E. St. Louis, IL.

He is survived by his wife JoAnn Knobloch nee Huebner; sons Justin (Kristin) Knobloch and Darren (Amanda) Knobloch; grandchildren Mason, Audrey, Brooke, and Cameron Knobloch; brothers Noel (Monica) Knobloch and Dennis (Elaine) Knobloch; sisters-in-law Juanita Kent, Cecelia Vogt, Brenda Huebner, and Helen Jeck; nieces; nephews; and cousins.

Manlee was preceded in death by his parents Manfred & Leona (nee Trost) Knobloch; father-in-law and mother-in-law Ervin J. and Bertha (nee Henerfauth) Huebner; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Ervin K. and Charlene Huebner, Donald Kent, Ramona and Eugene Williams, Cornelius Vogt, Patricia and James Floerke, and Frank Jeck.

Manlee was a Veteran of the United States Army Reserves, served as a director of the Monroe County Electric Cooperative for 21 years, past member of St. John UCC - Maeystown Church Council. Manlee was a leader of the Golden Eagles 4-H Club. He was retired from the Iron Workers Local 396 out of St. Louis, MO after working on buildings all across the St. Louis region for over 33 years. Although being an Ironworker was his occupation, his passion was working on the farm, raising cattle, and hunting. This year marks 150 years that the property off LL Road has been owned by a Trost family member. Manlee and JoAnn are the current owners of the farm originally purchased by Manlee's great great grandfather William Trost, Sr. Manlee and his family devoted countless hours raising and showing Hereford cattle. In 2022 Manlee was inducted into the Illinois Hereford Association Hall of Fame.

His biggest devotion was to his wife, sons, daughters-in-law and his precious grandchildren.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to:  Hospice of Southern Illinois, Monroe County Extension and 4-H Education Foundation, or Donor's choice

Visitation:
    4 PM to 8 PM Wednesday, May 15, 2024 at Quernheim Funeral Home
    9 AM until time of service Thursday at St. John United Church of Christ

Funeral:
    10 AM Thursday, May 16, 2024 at St. John United Church of Christ in Maeystown, IL
        Pastor Patrick Poole officiating
    Interment at St. John Cemetery in Maeystown, IL
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Wednesday, May 15, 2024

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Thursday, May 16, 2024

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