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Robert F. Knoll

Roanoke, Woodford County, Illinois, USA
Death 9 Oct 2009 (aged 95)
Morton, Tazewell County, Illinois, USA
Burial Washington, Tazewell County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 43199275 · View Source
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Robert was born 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; four grandchildren, Daniel Ritthaler, Deborah (Keith) Moser, Darrell (Kim) Ritthaler and Diane Smith; 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.

Published in the Peoria Journal Star on 10/10/2009

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  • Created by: Jeanette
  • Added: 17 Oct 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 43199275
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Robert F. Knoll (19 Jun 1914–9 Oct 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 43199275, citing Glendale Cemetery, Washington, Tazewell County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Jeanette (contributor 46892486) .