Florence I. Knaus

October 28, 1920 - July 28, 2013

Florence I. Knaus

October 28, 1920 - July 28, 2013


Florence I. Knaus, age 92, passed away in Bellingham on Sunday, July 28, 2013, with her family by her side. She was born October 28, 1920 in Lake City, SD to Alfred and Ella (Bates) Stolle.

She married the love of her life, William Bill Knaus on September 29, 1940. Together they were called by God to serve as missionaries for the Child Evangelism Fellowship. They began this journey by traveling to Brazil to build camps and missions for children, and this took them all over the world, from 1952- 1969. They returned to Bellingham and continued to work at the Firs. Bill preceded her in death in 2011. Florence liked to entertain and bake, but most important was taking care of her beloved Bill.

She is survived by her children, Priscilla Crisman and David Knaus; 4 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; sister Ella Haydon; brother-in-law Ed Barnhart; and numerous nieces and nephews.

We love you and miss you.

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A graveside service will be held Monday, August 5, at 11:30 AM, at Moles Greenacres Memorial Park. Donations Information

Memorials may be made to the Firs at 4605 Cable St., Bellingham, WA 98229 or Child Evangelism Fellowship.

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1 responses to Florence I. Knaus

  1. I love the picture of your parents, Priscilla! I wonder if your dad has sung “I love you truly” to your mom yet. Pretty sure that’s how he greeted her when she arrived :) I will miss them both! Praying for you!

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