Andy J. Knuth, 67, of Eau Claire and formerly of Augusta, passed away Friday, March 3, 2023, in Altoona, WI.
Andy Joe Knuth, son of Donald and Loretta (Obermier) Knuth was born Aug. 25, 1955, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where his father was stationed while serving in the U.S. Army. The family returned to Wisconsin in the early 1960’s and lived in Wausau until moving to Fairchild in 1964. Andy attended school in both Fairchild and Augusta.
In 1974 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and spent time in Vietnam before the war had officially ended. After his honorable discharge in 1980, he returned to Wisconsin where he had bartended at Mr. A’s and Mr. B’s in Eau Claire. He also operated fork lifts at Menards Midwest Treating Plant and County Materials both in Eau Claire. Before ill health forced his retirement he had also worked 10 years in Eau Claire fabricating box springs.
Andy will be remembered as a hard working man that also enjoyed life. He had an unforgettable laugh, a tremendous sense of humor, his own unique view of things, somewhat of a home body but enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He collected Harley Davidson memorabilia but rode countless hours on his mountain bike that he even had a pet name for. An enjoyable night for Andy was sitting with family by the campfire, a Bud in his hand and entertaining his audience with countless stories.
Andy will be dearly missed by his 2 daughters, Loretta (Curt) Moss of rural Eau Claire, and Candace Knuth of Fairchild; beloved grandchildren, Abby, Malcom and Evalyn Moss; 4 brothers, Donald “Sonny” Knuth of Rushford, MN, George (Missy) Knuth of Chippewa Falls, Ralph (Kathy) Knuth of Augusta, Raymond Knuth of Osseo; 3 sisters, Beverly Johnson of Taylor, Laurie Oldham of Willard and Lorraine Wasserburger of Blair; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Andy was preceded in death by his mother Loretta on May 14, 1972; father Don on July 14, 1999; sisters, Elaine Knuth on July 11, 1989 and Sherry Dusso on Sept. 13, 2012.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 11, 2023, at 4:00 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home in Augusta. Burial with military honors will be held at a later date in the Northern Wisconsin Veteran’s Cemetery in Spooner. Friends may call Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home.
Online condolences can be left at www.andersonfhaugusta.com