Richard “Rick” Christian Knoebel

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October 9, 1955 ~ May 24, 2023

Richard ‘Rick” Knoebel, 67, Brandon, lost a courageous battle with lung cancer on May 24, 2023. He passed away at his home peacefully, surrounded by his family.

Visitation with family present will be 5-7pm, Thursday, June 1, 2023, at Heartland Funeral Home, with a Prayer Service at 7pm. A link to watch the live stream. Burial will be at St. George Catholic Cemetery, Hartford, on Monday, June 5, 2023, at 11am.

Rick was born on October 9, 1955, in Erie, Pennsylvania. He moved with his family to Freeport, TX, and attended Brazosport High. After graduation, Rick enlisted in the U.S. Navy. On August 1, 2015, Rick married Barb and blended their family into seven children. Rick worked as a semi-truck driver for 26 years. The last five years were with Central States Manufacturing.

Rick enjoyed riding his motorcycle; he called it his “wind therapy.” He also enjoyed going fishing with his wife, gardening, photography, gaming on his computer, and spending time with his grandchildren. He called this his “special time.”

Rick was thankful to have shared his life with his wife, Barb Knoebel, Brandon; his children, Kelli (Ben) Stammer, DeAnn (Frank) Hutchinson, Anthony Brown, Christine (Drew) Borkowski, Winnafred Senkle, and Amanda Brown; twenty grandchildren that he adored; one brother, David (Amy) Knoebel; sister-in-law, Laura Knoebel; and his specially loved fur babies, Harley, Neeka, and Kona.

Rick is preceded in death by his son, Joseph Brown; parents, Charles and Patricia Knoebel; and his brother, Robert Knoebel.

Our family would like to extend our utmost gratitude and thanks to the Avera Hospice team, Rick’s medical team, Oncology, Dr. Higgins, Virginia Strubbe, Palliative team, Dr. Jehangir, Amy Noonan; and a special thanks to Dr. Zollicker “Dr. Max” at McGreevy Clinic.

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