March 23, 1944 - April 18, 2015
Constableville- Everett J. Knoblauch (Knobie), 71, passed away Saturday, April 18, 2015 in his home surrounded by his family after an eight month battle with cancer.
Everett was born in Johnstown, N.Y. on March 23, 1944, the son of Wellington Knoblauch and Philippa Gray. He attended Ephratah Elementary School and then attended Knox Jr. High in Johnstown, N.Y. Everett married Bessie M. Dillenbeck on December 26, 1963. In his early years he was employed at N.Y. Central Railroad in Selkirk, N.Y. as a crane operator. He then went to Dan Franklins Dairy in Nelliston, N.Y. and on to Glen and Mohawk in Fulton, N.Y. as a milk tank driver for ten years. In 1978 Everett and Bessie purchased a dairy farm in Constableville where they raised and enjoyed their family. Everett was a true trucker as later on he went back to independently driving tractor trailer for multiple companies while his family run the farm. After a few years he parked the truck and worked the farm.
Everett (Knobie) was known by all for his love of hunting. He would bring home the “big” buck every year and was always proud. Everett spent much of his hunting with his best friend and cousin Charles Knoblauch, who passed away in 2007 and great friend, Randy Barrows who passed in 2014. He also enjoyed his family and loved to “visit” with all.
Everett is survived by his wife, Bessie and their three children; Kim (Clifford) Hrim, Kenneth (Karen) Knoblauch and Dennis (BilllieJo) Knoblauch, all of Constableville; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren, who he loved with all his heart. He is also survived by his stepmother, Emma Knoblauch, Fort Plain; three sisters, Pandy Coso, Fay (John) Flanders and Robin Knoblauch; four brothers, Bill (Brenda) Gray, Steve (Sara) Gray, Allen Knoblauch and John Knoblauch; his mother-in-law, Armetta Dillenbeck; a “favorite” sister-in-law, Rebecca (Mike) DeSimone along with five brothers-in-law, cousins, nieces and nephews. Everett is predeceased by his parents, a brother-in-law, John Dillenbeck in 1982 and his father-in-law, Harland Dillenbeck in 2011.
Everett’s funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 12 p.m. at Mills Funeral Home, 301 Post Street, Boonville. Calling hours will be held 10-12 p.m. prior to the service. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society or Lewis County Hospice. A gathering will be held at the Boonville V.F.W. after the funeral and food may be dropped off after 10am Tuesday.
For an online message of sympathy please go to www.millsfuneralhomes.com