Paul Knoblauch, age 89 of Tracy, passed away Thursday, August 20, 2015 at Prairie View Senior Living in Tracy. Private family services will be held. Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.com. Stephens Funeral Service – Tracy Area Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Paul John Knoblauch was born February 24, 1926 in Iona, Minnesota to Paul and Amy (Rohmiller) Knoblauch. He attended rural schools and graduated from Tracy High School in 1943. Paul served in the US Army in the Pacific theater operation during WWII. After being honorably discharged, he returned to Tracy and farmed. Paul was active in civic affairs and served as Lyon County Commissioner for twenty years. He was a member of the VFW and American Legion serving as Commander and Judge Advocate. Paul enjoyed flying and traveling to Arizona.
Paul is survived by his wife Arlene; children Penny (Donald) Peterson of Lake Sarah and Loren (Tacy) Knoblauch of Tracy; 3 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, grandson Harlan, brothers Benjamin, Leo, and Fran, and sister Edna Filkins.