Raymond Knodel

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April 13, 1925 – September 17, 2019

Funeral services for Raymond Knodel, 94, of Isabel were September 23, 2019, at the Isabel UCC Church. Burial was at Hillview Cemetery at Isabel under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge.

Ray passed away Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at the Avantara Nursing Home in Ipswich.

Raymond Knodel was born on April 13, 1925 in Isabel to Andrew and Louise (Schneider) Knodel, the fourth of sixteen children. He attended Isabel School to the eighth grade.

Ray entered the Army on September 27, 1944 and served with the First California Division in Japan and the Philippine Islands during World War II. He was awarded the Army of Occupation Medal, Philippine Liberation Service Medal with Bronze Service Star, Asiatic Pacific Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and Victory Medal.

After his discharge on November 25, 1946, he returned to Isabel where worked a number of jobs in the West River area including Standard Oil in Belle Fourche and Isabel. In 1970 he went to work for the Dewey County Highway Dept. and retired in 1990.

He was united in marriage to Irene Schuh in Isabel on September 11, 1971. They were members of the UCC Church. He was also a life time member of the American Legion and a past commander of the Smith-Wright Post Legion at Isabel.

Raymond is survived by his wife, Irene; one sister, Pearl Muller of El Paso, TX; and four brothers, Donald (Margaret) Knodel of Mobridge, Ervin (Gladys) Knodel of Spearfish, Earl Knodel of California, and Herman (Diane) Knodel of California.

He is preceded in death by his parents; nine brothers, Norbert, Edward, Ruben, Walter, Floyd, Darrel, Herbert, Lawrence, and Harold; and one sister, Delores Repfer.

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