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William Earl Knecht

October 28, 1936 August 28, 2018
William Earl Knecht
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Obituary for William Earl Knecht

William Earl Knecht, DDS

Age 81 of Olathe, Kansas formerly of Owosso, Michigan passed away Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at Brookdale Rosehill in Kansas. He fought the good fight for most of his life and we were blessed to have him as a Husband, Father, Brother, Uncle and Grandfather.

On behalf of the family, we want to express our deepest gratitude for all the outpouring of love and prayers that you have expressed during this painful time. We loved and cherished him deeply. He was a great man of God to everyone who crossed his path. He paved a very wide road for the rest of us to follow. We know that he is at rest now in his heavenly father’s arms; and we will all get to see him again soon!

The family will receive friends at Nelson-House Funeral Homes, Owosso Chapel on Friday from 4pm to 8pm. Funeral services will be held 12:30pm Saturday, September 8, 2018 at First United Methodist Church , Owosso, Michigan; with Elder Larry Pumford officiating. Lunch to follow. Burial will be at West Haven Cemetery.

William was born October 28, 1936 in Los Angeles, CA; the son of Donald and Margaret (Burgess) Knecht.

He graduated from Broadview Academy in Illinois; Emmanuel Missionary College / Hinsdale Nursing school in Berrien Springs, Michigan; Loma Linda School of Dentistry in Loma Linda, California

William proudly served in the United States Army as a Commissioned Officer grade of First Lieutenant.

He married Dorothy Sutton in Holly on July 12, 1959.

William was a dentist in Owosso since 1968 and retiring in 2015.

William and his wife Dorothy were members and active leaders of the Owosso Seventh Day Adventist Church from 1968 to 2016. The entire family will cherish many memories with the congregation of their Owosso SDA home Church that will sustain them a lifetime.

He is survived by his sons Allen (Andrew) Knecht, DC and Michael (Nan) Knecht; daughter-in-law Cherie; grandchildren Jacob, Kelsea (Rodney), Cassidy, Alyssa, Evan, Caleb, Halley, Alexander.

He was predeceased by his son Roger Knecht, DDS.

Memorial contributions are suggested to: New Haven SDA Church (memo: Renewed Life Food Pantry), 8714 Antioch Rd, Overland Park, KS 66212

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4:00 PM 9/7/2018 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 9/7/2018 8:00:00 PM
Owosso Chapel

120 E. Mason Street
Owosso, MI 48867

Owosso Chapel
120 E. Mason Street Owosso 48867 MI
United States





12:30 PM 9/8/2018 12:30:00 PM
First United Methodist Church

1500 N Water St.
Owosso, MI 48867

First United Methodist Church
1500 N Water St. Owosso 48867 MI
United States

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