Richard Wagner Knollinger

September 16, 1924 - September 26, 2008

09/16/1924 - 09/26/2008

Past Services

Saturday October 04, 2008
1:00 pm
St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church
141 Kruger St.
Wheeling, WV 26003

KNOLLINGER, Richard Wagner, 84, of Wheeling, died Friday, September 26, 2008 in the H.J. Heinz Progressive Care Center, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Richard was born September 16, 1924 in Wheeling, a son of the late William and Minnie Wagner Knollinger. He was retired from the Middle Creek Garage, with 34 years of service; a U.S. Army World War II veteran and recipient of 3 Purple Hearts; member of the American Legion, Post No. 1, Wheeling; the Military Order of Purple Heart, Chapter 709, Wheeling; and the Disabled American Veterans.

In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by six brothers, William, Louis, Robert, Paul, Woodrow “Woody” and Jack Knollinger; and three sisters, Marie Smoyer, Vera Knollinger and Gene B. Clark.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews; and longtime friend for 48 years, David Jones of Wheeling.

Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 1 pm, Saturday, October 4, 2008 at St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 141 Kruger Street, Wheeling, with the Rev. R. Paul Schafer officiating. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling.

Memorial contributions may be made to Military Order of Purple Heart, Chapter 709, c/o David Schoenian, 1007 Wheeling Avenue, Glen Dale, WV 26038.

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Thomas R Knollinger
8 years ago

My sincere and genuine condolences being sent. I am the last surviving son of Jack and Agnes Knollinger.

Betty McKinley
8 years ago

My Uncle Dick was the last surving child of a great couple. His wonderful sense of humor made me laugh so many times. I feel very privileged to be part of such a wonderful and loving family. I know he, Uncle Woody and my DadPaul are probably setting up shop and happy to be reunited. I will truly miss him. The last of a great generation of our family.

robert brown
8 years ago

TO The Knollinger Family…..Are prayers and thought are with you in this time of grief….I knew Mr.Knollinger from Middle Creek Garage…he was a very nice guy….Are prayers are with you and your family…..Robbie&Michelle Brown

M/M Gary R Knollinger
8 years ago

We will truly miss Uncle Dick. Working with him kept him close in our lives. We will always remember him and the sound of his laugh.