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Durlin L. Knuth

August 29, 1954 ~ July 10, 2020 (age 65)


  Durlin L. Knuth, age 65, of Loganville, died peacefully on Friday, July 10, 2020 surrounded by his family after a short illness.  He was born on August 29, 1954 in Reedsburg, the son of Adelmer and Emma (Meyer) Knuth.  He was a 1972 graduate of Webb High School in Reedsburg.  On September 25, 1976, he was married to the former Karen Trager.  Durlin was a lifelong farmer on his family farm homesteaded in 1871 in the Town of Westfield, Sauk County, and was currently working for Mid-State Equipment in Prairie du Sac.  As a lifelong member of Zion Lutheran Stone Church, he served on the church council for many years.  Durlin enjoyed woodworking, landscaping and his travel adventures. He enjoyed sharing the farm with many people from around the World.  He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

  Survivors include his wife: Karen; two children: Melissa (Derek) Lorbiecki, of Denver, Colorado and Jason (Ashley) Knuth, of Brookfield; four grandchildren: Sophia and Amelia Lorbiecki, Emma and Miles Knuth; one brother: Richard (Sandi) Knuth, of Reedsburg; one sister: Brenda (Mike) Kozlowski, of Reedsburg; his father and mother-in-law: Warren and Martha Trager, of Baraboo; two sisters-in-law: Mary Knuth, of  Madison and Sharon (David) Schlieckau, of Loganville; one brother-in-law: Bruce (JoAnn) Trager, of Baraboo; nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother: Gerry Knuth.

  There will be an outdoor visitation from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at the City Park in Reedsburg across the street from Hoof Funeral Home.  A private family service will be held at the Zion Lutheran Stone Church, rural Rock Springs, with Pastor Erich Hartenberger officiating.  Because of the COVID 19 guidelines, a face mask and social distancing will be required at the visitation.  In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family would be appreciated.

  The Hoof Funeral Home is serving the family.  


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July 16, 2020

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Reedsburg City Park
222 N Park St,
Reedsburg, WI 53959

Private Service

Zion Lutheran Stone Church
6787 Stone Church Dr,
Rock Springs, WI 53961

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