Obit: Gnotke, Allen R. (1926 -
Contact: Robert Lipprandt
Surnames: Gnotke, Hippi, Kincade
----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 07/05/2012
Gnotke, Allen "Al" R. (21 AUG 1926 - 26 JUN 2012)
Former Rib Lake area resident Allen "Al" R. Gnotke, 85, King, died on Tuesday, June 26 at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King.
Services will be held at a later date. Cremainal inurnment will take place at a later date in Lakeview Cemetery in Rib Lake.
Hemer & Dallmann-Kniewel Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake assisted the family with arrangements.
Allen Gnotke was born on August 21, 1926 in Rib Lake to the late Emil and Elsie (Hippi) Gnotke.
He attended Rib Lake Grade School and was a 1943 graduate of Rib Lake High School. He entered the United States Navy during World War II and served for eight years, then enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1953 and served until 1960.
On May 1, 1976 at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rib Lake, he married Ruth M. Kincade, who preceded him in death on June 9, 1995. He worked at Hurd Millwork as a millworker for 32 years until his retirement in 1991. He also played in various bands including the Ray Becker Orchestra and the Medicanes and Frankies Meloderes.
He was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church and Lehman-Clendenning American Legion, and past member of the American Federation of Musicians. He enjoyed woodworking, playing the drums, hunting and fishing.
He is survived by cousins.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Melvin and Willard.
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