Robert Knee Sr.

Robert Knee Sr.
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Robert J. “Bob” Knee, Sr., 80, of Swansea, IL, born August 31, 1936, in California, PA, died Sunday, February 26, 2017, at his residence.

Mr. Knee was a St. Clair Township assessor, a former member of the Swansea Volunteer Fire Department, and a United States Air Force veteran.  Bob, along with his wife, Marian, had also been a member of St. Teresa’s Catholic Church in recent years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marian C., nee Schmittling, Knee, who died on October 12, 2007; his parents, George and Carolyn, nee Dietz, Knee; and an infant granddaughter, Heather Knee.

Surviving are two sons, Robert (Georgia) Knee Jr, of Johnstown, PA,
and Christopher (Sandy) Knee of Swansea, IL;
four grandchildren, Robert Knee III,
Nicholas (fiancee, Ashley) Knee,
and Jessica and Kelsey Knee;
two brothers and a sister, Jack (Pat) Knee, Rusty Knee,
and Jeri Rummel, all of Johnstown, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 3, 2017, at St. Henry’s Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  A funeral service will be held at 8 p.m. Friday, March 3, 2017, at St. Henry’s Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Kenneth York officiating.

Private family burial will be at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.

Condolences Left For Robert Knee Sr.

My deepest sympathy to all of you on the loss of your father, father-in-law and grandfather. Bob was a great neighbor!

Karoline Stock, Belleville, IL, 62226


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