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John Knackstadt

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1932-2019

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Funeral services for John Wolfgang Knackstadt, 87, of Edgewood, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, at Cheatham Memorial United Methodist Church in Edgewood. Burial is scheduled for 1:15 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, at the DFW National Cemetery in Dallas. Services are under the direction of Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home. He passed away Nov. 25, 2019. He was born on Jan. 3, 1932, in New York, to parents, Johann Knackstadt and Theresia Bauer Knackstadt. He was raised in New York and moved to Germany during the war. He moved back to the United States when Germany was invaded by Russia and he joined the United States Air Force. He married the love of his life, Wynelle Pickens on June 7, 1952, and they lived in various places around the country due to his military career. He retired from the Air Force in 1972, and he and Wynelle returned to Edgewood to make their home. He ended his career working for American Airlines as a Computer Network Manager. He and Wynelle went on many work trips where she enjoyed sight-seeing places like Germany, Italy, France, Belgium and Holland. They even lived in London, England for three years. He loved spending time with family and friends. All that knew him, knew him as a kind and compassionate man. He was a member Cheatham Memorial United Methodist Church in Edgewood. He is preceded in death by his parents, Johann and Theresia Knackstadt; wife, Wynelle Pickens Knackstadt; and brother, Franz (Frank) Knackstedt. He is survived by his daughter, Carol Knackstadt Bulino and husband, Drew; sons, John Knackstadt and wife, Miryam, and Gary Knackstadt of Michigan; brother, Adolph Knackstadt and wife, Vera; sister, Christine Knackstadt and husband, Klaus; granddaughters, Samantha Knackstadt, Lisa Knackstadt and Tracy Bulino; and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service time.