Robert Lee “Bob” Knoell, age 63, Crete, passed away Saturday, August 17, 2019 at the Crete Area Medical Center. He was born March 8, 1956 in Fremont to Robert E. and Beverly (Soderling) Knoell. He graduated from Fremont High School and Doane College. Bob was retired from Nestle Purina PetCare Company in Crete. He loved golf, hunting, and most outdoor sports. He adored his two grandchildren. On May 17, 1980, Bob married Sally Haun.
Bob is survived by his wife, Sally and children, Ryan (Katy) Knoell and Allison Knoell, his grandchildren, Piper and Gunnar Knoell. Other survivors include his mother, sisters and brother-in-law, , Kathy Kaufman, Lincoln and Barbara (Robert) Fickbohm, Fremont; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Steve and Linda Haun, Lincoln and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Susie and Bill Joy, Colorado Springs, CO. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and great friends. He is preceded in death by his father; brother-in-law, Brad Kaufman, and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ruben and Vivian Haun.
Celebration of Life Services will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, August 22, 2019 at United Church of Christ-First Congregational, 12th and Ivy, Crete. A visitation will be held in the church’s fellowship hall 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m Wednesday. A reception will be held at College Heights Country Club, 1225 East 14th Street, Crete following services. Condolences may be left at trumpmemorials.com. Memorials will be designated by the family at a later date for a donation to be made in Bob’s memory. Trump Funeral Services, 1600 West “O” Street, Lincoln are handling the arrangements.