Keith L. Knoedler
Keith L. Knoedler, 76, of North Platte, passed away March 15, 2014, at his home.
He was born Jan. 3, 1938, to John and Hannah (Gronewold) Knoedler at Farnam. Keith was raised in Gothenburg and attended Gothenburg High School. He served in the United States Army.
On June 2, 1960, he was united in marriage to Peggy Ann Haynes at Gothenburg. Keith was employed as the parts manager for John Hurt Chevrolet/Denny Mogis Chevrolet from 1959 to 1978. He then owned and operated A&W Restaurant in North Platte for 24 years. Keith enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling and making homemade ice cream and donuts with his grandkids.
He is survived by his wife, Peggy; son, Troy, both of North Platte; daughter, Janell Svoboda, of Lincoln; two brothers, Raymond Knoedler, of Eugene, Oregon, and Harold Knoedler, of Gothenburg; two sisters, Pat Teter, of Springfield, Oregon, and Maxine Metcalf, of Salem, Oregon; four grandchildren, Chad and Derek Knoedler, Jared and Jordyn Svoboda; nieces; nephews; and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a granddaughter, Brittany Nicole Svoboda.
A memorial has been established and online condolences may be shared at carpentermemorial.com.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 18, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church. Burial will be at Fort McPherson National Cemetery with military honors graveside. Visitation will be from 1-8 p.m. with family receiving friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday at Carpenter Memorial Chapel, which is in charge of arrangements.
North Platte Telegraph, 16 Mar 2014
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