Edward W. Knuth, age 61 of Wautoma, passed away early Wednesday morning, March 1, 2017 at Aurora Medical Center, Oshkosh.
He was born July 12, 1955 in Albion, Michigan, the son of Alvin and Vera (Clark) Knuth. Ed married the former Mary Elizabeth “Beth” Alexander on Sept. 30, 1978 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Decatur, IL. She preceded him in death on Jan. 4, 2010.
Edward was a graduate of Concordia University in Ann Arbor, MI and Concordia Lutheran Seminary in St. Louis, MO. He served as pastor at churches in Wheaton, MN, the Town of Lind, Waupaca County and in Menno, South Dakota. He and his wife moved to Wautoma in 1999. Ed was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Wautoma. He enjoyed being a volunteer at the Wautoma Public Library, Heartland House and at Silver Lake Manor.
He is survived by his son, David (Marie) Knuth, Ripon; two granddaughters, Sophia and Charlotte; his mother, Vera Knuth, Inver Grove Heights, MN; two sisters, Eunice (Keith) Neubauer, Inver Grove Heights, MN, Sarah (Darlene) Orterry, Spring Lake, MI; one brother, Larry (Evelyn) Knuth, Homer, MI. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his father Alvin Knuth.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Wautoma with the Rev. Brian D. Rohde officiating. Burial will be in Wautoma Union Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at the Church on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until the time of services.