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5801 South Lyndale Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55419
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John Bernard
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August 17, 1932 – September 21, 2018

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Knoblauch, John Bernard age 86 of Bloomington passed away peacefully at home on September 21, 2018. Born in Minneapolis August 17, 1932 to Catherine Savage and Clarence Knoblauch. He was preceded in death by sisters Elaine (Denny) Thielen, RuthAnn (Richard) Fleck and sister-in-law Jean Knoblauch. John is survived by his beloved wife, JoAnne, his brother, Butch (Clarence), children Mary (Dave) Breault, Claudia (Frank) Wertin, John Paul Knoblauch, Elizabeth (Michael) Barnett and Cathy Knoblauch and grandchildren, Marie, Parker, Theresa, John, and Rachel as well as many nieces and nephews, dear friends, neighbors and former students. John proudly served in the Navy on the USS Boxer in munitions during the Korean Conflict. Jo and John dated at South High, rekindled their love when he was in the service and married in 1954 and had 5 beautiful babies. Jo remained his sweetheart through 64 years of marriage. He fought for freedom of the press and for our nation of immigrants. He was a life-long learner and attended the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis and Duluth, St. John’s, Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA, Pepperdine and others. He held many jobs to support his young family. He loved teaching: Saturday phy. ed. in Bloomington, religious education at Nativity, 6th grade teacher (Minneapolis Field, Kenny, U of M experimental school), then school counselor and retired as a behavior teacher. He was involved in the pairing of Hale and Field Elementary and sought to give the best education and counsel. He touched many lives. John loved life, family, people, babies, dogs, roses, fishing, hunting, reading the newspaper, looking for deals and feeding people. “The lake” was heaven on earth to him. Proud father of each of his children and loving grandfather, beloved Uncle and friend to many. He was our hero. He lived kindness and made everyone feel loved and valuable. Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday 10 a.m. at Nativity of Mary Catholic Church 9900 Lyndale Ave. So. Bloomington, MN. Visitation one hour prior to mass. Interment Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Nativity of Mary or donor’s choice.
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Visitation

When Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Location
Nativity of Mary Catholic Church
Address
9900 Lyndale Ave S
Bloomington, MN

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When
Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 10:00am
Location
Nativity of Mary Catholic Church
Address
9900 Lyndale Ave S
Bloomington, MN

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