Porter resident James O. Knoth died Friday, July 30, 2010 at his home. He
James was born June 8, 1921 in Hammond to William and Bessie (Abbot) Knoth,
both of whom preceded him in death. On Dec. 20, 1945 in Michigan City, he
married June Roeske, who survives.
Also surviving are a son Russell (wife Rose Marie) Knoth of Germantown, Wisc.;
daughter Ruth (husband Lloyd) Samplawski of Valparaiso; grandchildren Renee
Stolowski, Robert Knoth, Barbara Palansky and Lloyd Samplawski III; and five
He was preceded in death by son Ray Allen Knoth, a brother, three sisters
and one great-grandchild.
James was a journeyman electrician for Sweeney Electric and was member of
IBEW Local 697 for 60 years, retiring in 1985. He served in the Army Air
Corp during World War II. He was a member of IBEW Local 697 in Hammond. He
enjoyed model trains and railroading, woodworking, and his dogs Buddy, Shep
and Druid. He loved his family and grandchildren. He also enjoyed camping
and visiting every state.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 4 at 1 p.m. at Carlisle
Funeral Home, 613 Washington St., Michigan City. Friends may call at
Carlisle Funeral Home on Tuesday, August 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Wednesday
from noon until the service. Pastor Craig Forwalter will officiate. Burial
with full military rites will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the IBEW Local 697 and to the donorís
choice. To view his tribute, leave private or public condolences or sign the
guest book, visit www.carlislefh.com