Louise Ann "Lou Ann" Knoth, 88, of Coldwater, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, January 20, 2022, at Briarwood Village in Coldwater.
She was born on July 7, 1933, in Portland, Indiana, to the late Linus and Esther (Krieg) Muhlenkamp.
In addition to her parents, Lou Ann was preceded in death by her husband, Cletus C. Knoth; her daughter-in-law, Judy Knoth, her siblings, Alvin (Delores) Muhlenkamp, Ernest Muhlenkamp, Irma Kuess, Elaine Carlisle, and Juanita (Paul) Buening; and her in-laws, Armella (Nelson) Mangen, and Virgil Krieg.
Lou Ann was a 1949 graduate of Coldwater High School. She married the love of her life, Clete Knoth on November 24, 1951. After her children were grown, she went to work for the Celina Manor in their dietary department for many years. Lou Ann was also a wedding cook throughout the years. In her free time, she enjoyed playing cards, bingo, sewing, and making crafts. Lou Ann also liked to travel, even if it was just leaving the house to socialize with her family and friends. Lou Ann was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, the Altar Rosary Sodality, Catholic Order of Foresters, and the American Legion Auxiliary in Fort Recovery.
Lou Ann is survived by her children, Pat (Eric) Sudhoff of Celina, Ohio, Linda (Steve) Steinbrunner of Coldwater, Kenny (Ann) Knoth of Coldwater, Carol (Greg) Doenges of Coldwater, Ginny (Dan) Dues of Coldwater, Don (Sharon) Knoth of Huntsville, Ohio, Dave (Vicky) Knoth of Coldwater, Connie (Chris) Walter of Celina, Steve Knoth of Coldwater, Jane (Ernie) Timmerman of Fort Recovery, Ohio, Kevin (Karen) Knoth of Coldwater, and Tom (Renee) Knoth of Naples, Florida; her 44 grandchildren, 98 great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren; her siblings, Ivan (Sue) Muhlenkamp of St. Joe, Michigan, Lavaughn (Doris) Muhlenkamp of Portland, Ben (Susan) Muhlenkamp of Baldwin, Missouri, and Kathy (Tom) Coon of Little Rock, Arkansas; her brother-in-law, Tom Carlisle of Dayton, Ohio, and Elmer Kuess of Celina, Ohio; her sisters-in-law, Janet Muhlenkamp of Portland and Rosie Krieg of Fort Recovery.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, January 25, 2022, at St. Anthony Catholic Church, in St. Anthony, Ohio. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Guests may visit with Lou Ann's family on Monday, January 24, 2022, from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM and again on Tuesday from 9:00 AM until 9:45 AM, at Brockman Boeckman Funeral Home in Fort Recovery.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Center of Neurological Development, P.O. Box 117. Burkettsville, Ohio 45310 or the Alzheimer's Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter, 480 W Dussel Dr. Maumee, OH 43537.
Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.brockmanboeckmanfh.com.