William “Frank” Knowles

William Franklin “Frank” Knowles, 93, of Farmington, Iowa, passed away at 8:25 a.m. Friday, March 1, 2024, at the Keosauqua Health Care Center. 

He was born on January 29, 1931, in DeKalb, Illinois, the son of William Clyde and Anna Margaret (Goodridge) Knowles. On August 30, 1963, he married Carol E. Van Horn in Littleton, Illinois. She preceded him in death on December 11, 2016

He is survived by four children: Mark Franklin Knowles of Tennessee, Joyce LeeAnn Rummell of Oregon, Dawn Elin Long of Montana and William Glenn Knowles of Fort Madison; nine grandchildren; six great grandchildren; several great – great grandchildren and two brothers; Henry Knowles, Marion Knowles.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; son: Kreig; one sister and one brother.

William served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a member of Bonaparte Baptist Church and the Farmington American Legion. He enjoyed woodworking, fixing things, riding around on his gator and spending time with his grandchildren.

His body has been entrusted to the crematory of Schmitz Funeral Home for cremation.

Per his wishes, no services are being held.

A memorial has been established in his memory and can be mailed to the family at: Schmitz Funeral Home, P.O. Box 56, Donnellson, Iowa 52625.

Schmitz Funeral Home of Farmington is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.schmitzfuneralhomes.com.