Erwin F. Knudson Jr., age 70, of Janesville, died on Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at home.
He was born in Rockford, IL on August 30, 1942, the son of Erwin and Dolly Rae (McDaniels) Knudson. Erwin married Karen Messemore in November 1969, and she preceded him in death in August 1994. He then met Patricia A. (Evers) Neumann and they have been together since 1995. He worked construction as a laborer for Jim Cullen Inc. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, watching the Green Bay Packers, going to Casinos and enjoyed a cold beer or two.
Erwin is survived by his 6 children: Erwin F. Knudson III of Atlanta, GA, Rebecca Thompson of Davis Jct, IL, Linda (John) Anderson of Whitewater, Anne Ross of Orfordville, Kathleen Hadrich and Charalotte Knudson both of Janesville; 8 grandchildren; and a sister, Novella Suter of Elgin, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Karen; brother, William Knudson; and a loving dog, Sweet Pea.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, July 12, 2013, from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at SCHNEIDER APFEL SCHNEIDER & SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, Janesville.