|Birth: ||Jun. 19, 1914|
|Death: ||Oct. 9, 2009|
MORTON, IL - Robert F. Knoll, 95, of Morton died at 8:20 a.m. Friday, Oct. 9, 2009, at Apostolic Christian Restmor in Morton.
He was born June 19, 1914, in Roanoke to Louis G. and Pearl C. (Haag) Knoll. He married Dorothy S. Brooks on Aug. 24, 1939, in Carlinville, Ill. She preceded him in death on March 15, 2003.
He also was preceded in death by his parents.
Surviving are one daughter, Lois Jean (Arthur) Ritthaler of Morton; four grandchildren, Daniel Ritthaler of Peoria, Deborah (Keith) Moser of Morton, Darrell (Kim) Ritthaler of Germantown Hills and Diane Smith of Peoria; 12 great-grandchildren, Molly, Matthew, Michael, Aaron, David, Emily, Jason, Craig, Katie, Amie, Curtis and Megan; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
Robert managed the Washington Bowling Lanes in the mid-1930s and later built and operated Morton Bowling for eight years from 1941 to 1949. He later sold Universal Bowling, billiard and golf supplies in Illinois until 1980.
He was a member of the Morton United Methodist Church and the Pine Lakes Country Club in Washington. He also was a member of the Peoria Bowling Hall of Fame and the Illinois Bowling Hall of Fame.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009, at Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home in Morton, with Pastor Tim Bertsche officiating. Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday at Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home in Morton. Burial will be in Glendale Cemetery in Washington.
Memorials may be made to the Morton United Methodist Church Building Fund, 420 N. Tennessee Ave., Morton, IL 61550, or Apostolic Christian Restmor, 1500 Parkside Ave., Morton, IL 61550.
Published in the Peoria Journal Star on 10/10/2009
Louis Grover Knoll (1886 - 1942)
Pearl Christine Haag Knoll (1888 - 1991)
Dorothy S. Brooks Knoll (1913 - 2003)
Lois Jean Knoll Ritthaler (1933 - 2011)*
Created by: Jeanette
Record added: Oct 17, 2009
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