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Ronald A. Knaack, 82

Ronald A. Knaack, 82, of Woodstock passed away peacefully on June 10, 2021, surrounded by his family after a long illness.

Ron was born Sept. 3, 1938, in Woodstock, Ill., to Fred and Viola (Austin) Knaack. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Ron met the love of his life, Beatrice, in 1960, and they were married Sept. 16, 1961. Together they built a life filled with love and strong family values. He had many hobbies that include flying model airplanes in competitions and a collection of Corvettes. He had a passion for working on cars and was an excellent mechanic. His love for his family was exponential, and he loved spending infinite time with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Beatrice; children, Craig, Rhonda, Gregory, and Candace; and grandchildren Hannah, Madeline, and Rachel.

Ron was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Viola Knaack; a sister, Lorraine Knaack; and a brother, Donald (Marge) Knaack.

A memorial gathering will be held on Thursday, June 17, 2021, from 3 to 7 p.m., with a memorial service at 7 p.m. at the Schneider, Leucht, Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, 1211 N. Seminary Ave., Woodstock, IL 60098.

For information, contact the funeral home at 815-338-1710 or visit

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