Mary C. (Boyle) Knauf
Resided in Bark River, MI
Died June 30, 2016
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Mary C. (Boyle) Knauf, 92, Bark River, passed away on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at Emmons Adult Care Home.

She was born on September 8, 1923 in Escanaba, daughter of Henry and Helen (Hills) Boyle.

Mary was a lifelong resident of Bark River and was a graduate of Escanaba High School.

On April 20, 1945, Mary married Leo Knauf at St. George’s church in Bark River. He preceded her in death on May 23, 2001.

Mary was an avid reader, choir member and loving mother and grandmother.

She was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Bark River American Legion Auxiliary, and was a former member of the Highland Golf Club.

Among survivors include her children, Beth (Paul) Bouchard, Joe (Cathi) Knauf, Cathryn Sattler, and Colleen Knauf; grandchildren, Andrew and Adam Bouchard, Dr. Kate (Jonathan) Ratliff, Jason Knauf, Michael (Terri) Sattler, Matthew (Christi) Sattler, Stacey Cousineau, Aimee (Josh) Plutchak; five great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; and sister, Helen
Beth Boyle.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, July 5th from 2 – 5 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Chapel in Bark River. The Bark River American Legion Auxiliary will have a service at 4:45 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 6 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church with Rev. Darryl Pepin officiating. A meal will follow in the church hall.

Burial will be in Bark River Cemetery.

The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Knauf family.


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