Thursday, June 28, 2012



AGE: 85

ADDRESS: 800 Mitchell Ave. King, Wisconsin; Former Rib Lake area resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 4:05 A.M. Tuesday, June 26 at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King, Wisconsin

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: Services will be held at a later date

PLACE OF BURIAL: Cremainal Inurnment will take place at a later date in Lakeview Cemetery, Rib Lake

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: August 21, 1926 in Rib Lake

EDUCATION: Attended Rib Lake Grade School and was a 1943 Graduate of Rib Lake High School

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: May 1, 1976 at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church, Rib Lake to Ruth M. Kincade and she preceded him in death June 9, 1995.

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: He entered the U.S. Navy during WWII and served for 8 years. He then enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1953 and served his country until 1960. He moved back to the Rib Lake area and began working for Hurd Millwork in Medford, as a millworker for 32 years until his retirement in 1991. Al played in various bands including the Ray Becker Orchestra and the Medicanes & Frankies Meloderes. Al enjoyed woodworking, playing the drums, hunting and fishing.

MEMBER OF: St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church and Lehman-Clendenning American Legion
Past Member: American Federation of Musicians

SURVIVING FAMILY MEMBERS: Cousins, Other Relatives and Friends

DECEASED BROTHERS: Melvin and Willard Gnotke


DECEASED MOTHER: Elsie Gnotke (Maiden name: Hippi)

OTHER INFORMATION: Hemer and Dallman-Kniewel Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements
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