“God sees when the footsteps all falter, when the pathway has grown too steep, Then He touches the weary eyelids and gives His dear ones sleep.”
Allan Knowles, 75, of Wausaukee, Wisconsin peacefully passed away on February 24, 2023.
Allan was born on March 27, 1947, to Elmer and Verna Knowles in Green Bay, Wisconsin. His parents were extremely proud of the way he lived his life and the man he became.
After graduating from Preble High School, he went on to serve his country in the United States Air Force. He served in England during the Vietnam war and the “Beatles” invasion. During his time in the Air Force, he made many life time friendships. He attended American Legion posts in the various areas where he resided over the years and is a current active member of Polomis-Tahlier American Legion Post #150 in Wausaukee. After an honorable discharge he attended Fox Valley Technical Institute in Appleton and graduated with a degree in engineering. He then went to work at Astronautics Corporation of America in Milwaukee until 1996. He went on to work at Invensys and retired in 2001 at the age of 54. In 1993 he met Candy and they wed in Green Bay in August 1996, going on to relocate around the country to Marinette, Wisconsin, Richland, Michigan, Albany, Georgia, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Colleyville, Texas and Crownsville, Maryland, back home to Green Bay and ﬁnally settling in his favorite vacation land, Wausaukee, Wisconsin.
Before and especially after retirement he spent his time rooting for the Green Bay Packers and golﬁng, golﬁng and more golﬁng. He golfed the Old course at St. Andrews, sailed many Oceans, went snorkeling, hiking, horseback riding in the Tetons, Lake Tahoe and the beaches in the Society Islands, hunting in Montana and his favorite place Armstrong Creek with the same group of friends he started with when he was 14 years old. He went deep sea ﬁshing reeling in a 7ft tarpon next to the boat, went diving in a shark tank, climbing the mast of a 5 masted sailing ship only 3 months after having a total knee replacement! He loved the outdoors and so many things to do all four seasons. He went sledding, cross country skiing, downhill skiing and snowshoeing too and even jumping in a the snow bank right out of the hot tub!
Allan’s friendships were lasting friendships.…life long friendships. He loved them all.
Allan was blessed to travel the world. He enjoyed being a tourist and embraced every culture he experienced. He went to England, Mexico, Canada, Scotland, Ireland, Sicily and southern Italy, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, the Bahamas, Tahiti, Barbados, Grenada, Virgin Island, St. Maarten, Dominica, St. Lucia, and the Vatican.
Allan is preceded by his loving and devoted parents, and many aunts and uncles dear to him and life long friends he has loved and fur babies that have made him feel every emotion imaginable!
He is survived by his Wife, Candy and his three fur babies, Oliver, Winston and Maggie.
There will be a private gathering in Allan's honor at Nicolet Memorial Gardens, Green Bay, WI with Rev. Brian Belongia officiating with full military honors. Allan's cremated remains will be laid to rest in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum. Malcore (East) Funeral Home is serving the family.
Allan enjoyed life. He had a blessed life. He will be remembered for his trusting nature, his kind and loving soul, his gentle manner, his strength, calmness and courage, his patience, his adventurous and playful spirit, his wildly wonderful sense of humor and the love he had for his wife, Candy. Their’s was one of the best love stories. He used to say “I wish I had met you sooner so I could’ve loved you longer.” Allan will be dearly missed and always in our hearts.