Monroe Knodel

March 17, 1936 – Feb. 28, 2019

Monroe Knodel, who

died on February 28, 2019

in Bullhead City, Arizona,

was born on March 17,

1936 in Butte, North

Dakota, to David and

Christina (Hess) Knodel.

He grew up on the farm

and graduated from Kief

High School in 1954.

Monroe served in the Un-

ited States Army from Oc-

tober 1957-1959 and again

from October 1961-1962.

Monroe married Annet-

ta Rau on October 22,

1957. They lived in Velva

and Minot, North Dakota

and the last 19 years in

Bullhead City, Arizona,

where they retired.

Monroe spent most of

his life working at the

Minot Air Force Base.

Monroe was also a

volunteer firefighter in

Velva, North Dakota in

the 1970’s. He enjoyed

fishing and hunting.

He is survived by his

loving wife of 61 years, 3

sons Kerry of Fountain

Hills, Arizona, Darrell of

Suison, California, and

James (Vanessa) of

Broomfield, Colorado.

Brother Elmer, 6 grand-

children, and 4 great-


Monroe was preceded

in death by son Curtiss,

daughters Charlene and

Denise, his parents, broth-

er Dennis, and sister

Gloria Schnieder.

A memorial service was

held March 9, 2019.

Services provided by

Arizona Affordable Fun-

eral Home in Bullhead

City, Arizona.