Kenneth Lyle Knuth, 84, of Sturgeon Bay passed away at Door County Medical Center on December 9, 2020. He was born June 12, 1936 in Sturgeon Bay to Eugene and Evelyn (Martens) Knuth. On August 3, 1957 he married Judith Ann Tassoul, she preceded him in death on July 2, 2017. He later married Nadine Urban on July 14, 2018.
After serving in the U. S. Navy, Ken attended college at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He worked as a breeder and pipefitter, and eventually became a Master Plumber, establishing “Knuth Plumbing and Heating”.
After he sold his business in 2000, he worked as a building inspector up until his death. He enjoyed fishing, tinkering in his shop, farming projects such as raising beef, pigs and chickens. He also loved spending winters in Florida.
Ken had a huge heart and loved being around people. He was a “happy-go-lucky” guy who always had a smile and laugh for everyone. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
Survivors include his wife, Nadine; two daughters, Sherry (Jim) Bagnall, Sturgeon Bay; Connie (Mike) Baudhuin, Brussels; five grandchildren, Brigette Baudhuin (friend Zach Joyce), Erin (Jake) Hackbart, Reney (Jensen) Bagnall, LaRae Bagnall (friend Matt Birschbach); Cora Baudhuin; twin great-grandsons, Brooks and Graham Hackbart; brother-in-law, George Wagner, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Larry; first wife, Judy; sister, Jean Daubner and sister-in-law Carla Wagner.
A public visitation is scheduled on Friday, December 11, 2020 at Forbes Funeral Home from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm. All visitors are required to wear face masks. A private family service will follow with burial in the Forestville Town Cemetery.
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