Obituary

Mary C. (Boyle) Knauf

Resided in Bark River, MI
Died June 30th, 2016

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.

7 Tributes to “Mary C. (Boyle) Knauf”

  1. Beth, Joe, Cossie and Colleen. So saddened to hear about Aunt Mary’s passing. I smile whenever I think of her. She always cracked me up! The end of a generation has passed. I’m thinking of all of you and sending you warm hugs.

  2. Dear Beth, Joe, Colleen and Coss, and family,
    We were so very sad to hear about your mom. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all at this difficult time. I’m so sorry I can’t be with you but please know that I am with you in spirit. I am happy, however, that now mom and your mom can resume their coffee klatches together. I can hear them chatting and laughing now.
    God bless all of you.

  3. Our Deepest Sympathy to the family of Mary Knauf
    Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you.

  4. I was so sorry to learn of Mary’s passing. The last time I was able to visit with her a little was when she attended my mom’s (Elveda Hansen’s) 100th birthday last year. Mary looked so good and was wearing her famous big smile! She was a wonderful lady and a good friend to my mom. The entire family has my sympathy and prayers.

  5. So very sad to hear of your mothers’ passing. She was a hell of a lady and I loved taking care of her for the short time I did. Colleen, thank you for allowing me to spend that wonderful time with her too. Love and hugs to all of her family and friends.

  6. We would like to express our deepest sympathy. May those precious memories be foremost in your hearts and minds during this difficult time.
    Isaiah 25:8

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