Francis John Knoth

  • Birth 11 Sep 1913 Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA
  • Death 7 Feb 1992 Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA
  • Burial Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA
  • Memorial ID 29472374

Francis J. Knoth, 78, Lafayette, died Friday, Feb. 7, 1992, in the Pinewood Unit at Lafayette Healthcare Center, where he had been a patient for five months.

Born Sept. 11, 1913, in Lafayette, he was a lifelong resident of Lafayette. He was married July 20, 1939, to Thelma "Tommy" Nicholas, who survives.

Knoth was the former owner and operator of Furs By Francis, and retired in 1972. He was a World War II Navy veteran and a member of American Legion Post 11. He was also a member and past grand knight of Lafayette Knights of Columbus. A member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church, he attended St. Boniface School and Mt. Health Seminary in Cincinnati.

Also surviving are seven sons, including Robert Knoth of Flora; two daughters; a brother; a sister, 32 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

Services were held Monday in Lafayette with burial in St. Boniface Cemetery.

Delphi Carroll County Comet
February 12, 1992

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  • Created by: Burt
  • Added: 1 Sep 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 29472374
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Francis John Knoth (11 Sep 1913–7 Feb 1992), Find A Grave Memorial no. 29472374, citing Saint Boniface Cemetery, Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Burt (contributor 46867609) .