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Edward J. "Tweet" Knockel 1951-2000


Posted By: cheryl moonen (email)
Date: 11/3/2017 at 01:58:12

Edward J. "Tweet" Knockel, 48, of Arab, Ala., formerly of Dubuque, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2000, at Huntsville (Ala.) Hospital, as the result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident on Aug. 9, 2000.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Dubuque. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Key West, Iowa, where military rites will be accorded by the Marines and the American Legion. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hoffmann-Schneider Funeral Home, 1640 Main St., where there will be a wake service at 4:30 p.m.

Mr. Knockel worked at John Deere Dubuque Works, Ryder International in Arab, and was most recently molding manager at Plasticraft, Albertville, Ala.

He was born on Oct. 12, 1951, son of Rosemary (Greve) Baker and the late Ralph "Mike" Knockel. He married Dianne K. Miller on June 9, 1973, in Guttenberg, Iowa.

He graduated from Dubuque Senior High School in 1969. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1969 and served for three years, until 1972. He was a member of the American Legion and a lifetime member of Harley Owners Group and ABATE of Iowa.

Tweet's family moved from Holy Cross, Iowa, to Arab in October 1985. Besides his wife, Dianne, his great loves in life were his daughter, Michelle, and riding his Harley. Tweet and Dianne were on their way home to Iowa on their 2000 Harley-Davidson classic when the tragedy occurred. If Tweet had to leave us, this would have been the way he would have chosen.

Surviving are his wife, Dianne; a daughter, Michelle, of Union Grove, Ala.; his mother, Rosemary Baker, of Dubuque; two sisters, Diane Knockel, of Dubuque, and Debbie (Dan) Freese, of Hazel Green, Wis.; two brothers, Leonard (Roxy) Knockel, of Guttenberg, Iowa, and Dan (Joan) Knockel, of Durango, Iowa; his grandmother, Anna Greve, of Dubuque; four nieces; four nephews; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father; his grandfathers, Joseph Greve and John Knockel; a grandmother, Mary Knockel; and his stepfather, Allen "Sarge" Baker.

An Edward J. Knockel Memorial Fund has been established.

Telegraph Herald (Dubuque, IA) - Monday, September 25, 2000


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