LaWayne Jacob Knecht

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May 30, 1938 – April 3, 2019

LaWayne Jacob Knecht, 80, of Garden Grove, CA passed away April 3, 2019 at Coventry Court in Anaheim, CA.

Memorial services were held April 19 at Fairhaven Memorial Park in Santa Ana, CA.

Wayne was born at home on the farm at Akaska on May 30, 1938 to Jacob and Mary (Weiszhaar) Knecht. He attended country school near their farm, then moved to Lowry. He attended school through 8th grade. Wayne then moved to Mobridge to attend high school and graduated in 1957.

Wayne met Genevieve (Genny Goetz) in high school. She had moved from Isabel to Mobridge to attend high school in 1956. Wayne and Genny were married in 1959 in Lowry.

Following high school, Wayne worked construction a short time, then entered the U.S. Navy in 1958. He went to boot camp in San Diego, CA and was stationed in Long Beach, CA. He spent 4 years on the U.S.S. Yorktown aircraft carrier.



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