Don Knauss, 76 - May 17, 2013Don Knauss, 76, of rural Cozad passed away at his home on Friday, May 17, 2013.
A memorial service was conducted on Tuesday, May 21, at the Buffalo Grove Presbyterian Church of rural Lexington with Ethel Fox, C.L.P., officiating. A private family graveside service took place prior to services.
Knauss was born Feb. 8, 1937, at Lexington to Harold and Meredith (Gosnell) Knauss. He graduated from Cozad High School with the Class of 1955.
On Oct. 4, 1959, he married Marian (Aden) Knauss.
He served with the Nebraska National Guard while working on a family farm east of Cozad where he spent his entire life raising cattle and farming.
Knauss was very active with the Cattleman’s Association and served as director and president while a member. He was also a lifetime member of Buffalo Grove Presbyterian Church and served as Elder and Trustee as well as serving at various other duties in the church.
His great joys in life were his family, especially is grandchildren, according to family members. He loved being with his sons on the farm and was always happy to spend time in the North Carolina mountains with his daughter and her family.
?Knauss was preceded in death by: his parents, Harold and Meredith; a brothers-in-law—Al Jessen and Lyle Aden; a nephew, Scott Berke; niece, Kyle Jessen.
?Survivors include: his wife of 53 years, Marian; sons—Stuart (Tammy) Knauss of Cozad and Spencer (Dona) Knauss of Gothenburg; daughter, Summer (Dan) Hays of Banner Elk, NC; four grandchildren—Jake Knauss, McKenzi Knauss, Madeline Hays and Tucker Knauss; sisters—Nadine (Dennis) Berke of Cozad and Marilyn (Carl) Jessen of Fruitport, MI, sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Phyllis and Karl Kostbahn of Grand Island; sister-in-law, Peg Aden of Gothenburg; cousins, nieces and nephews.
Memorials are suggested to the Buffalo Presbyterian Church.