Kenneth “Kenny” L. Knackstedt, 67, of Marquette, KS, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 13, 2017, at Via Christi Hospital St. Francis, Wichita. He was a retired machinist for Raytheon Aircraft, Wichita.
Kenny was born on October 23, 1949, in El Dorado, KS, the son of Rudolph Kenneth and Lola (Brammel) Knackstedt. He graduated from Circle High School in Towanda, KS and attended Wichita Vo-Tech. On February 12, 1977, Kenny was united in marriage to Charlotte R. Alstatt at the United Methodist Church in Marquette.
He was a member of Elim Lutheran Church, Marquette.
Survivors include: his loving wife of 39 years, Charlotte of the home; daughter, Vinita Harms and husband, Russ, of Marquette, KS; sisters, Verna Zang and husband, Jim, of El Dorado, KS and Ruth Bell of Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
The visitation is scheduled from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tuesday, January 17, 2017, at Elim Lutheran Church, Marquette. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, January 18, at Elim Lutheran Church with Rev. James Strasen officiating. Interment will follow at the Marquette Lutheran Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be given to Elim Lutheran Church in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Kenneth L. Knackstedt please visit our Sympathy Store.