Harold O Knatz

November 27, 1929 ~ September 6, 2020 (age 90)


Harold Knatz, 90 of Saint Marys, died 10:23 A.M. Sunday, September 6, 2020, at Otterbein St Marys Retirement Community.

He was born November 27, 1929, in Auglaize County, Ohio the son of Carl and Emma (Thielk) Knatz.


He married Donna Jean Lenhart on September 30, 1950; she preceded him in death on October 30, 2018.


He is survived by his two children: Mike (Loretta) Knatz of Saint Marys; Kay (Randy) Lauth of St. Marys; by a grandson, Chad Reiher; step-granddaughter, Heather Crouch; by his great-grandchildren, Prestin Godfrey; Lucas (Deandrea Nichols)Coldiron; Malachai Crouch; Raven Crouch; by two great-great-grandchildren: Blaine Coldiron and Dorian Coldiron.

He is survived by a sister-in-law, Carol Knatz of Saint Marys; a brother-in-law, Don (Jacque) Lenhart of Saint Marys.


He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; brothers Robert Knatz and Charlie Knatz; sisters Delores Stienecker and Wilma Moeller.


Harold was a 1948 graduate of Saint Marys Memorial High School. He was a lifelong farmer, which he dearly loved doing, and he also worked as an electrician at Schultz Electric.

He was a lifelong member of Zion Lutheran Church in Saint Marys, where he had served in many leadership roles. He was a member of the Farm Bureau and he had many interests including woodworking, spending time  with his family, fishing, making homemade ice cream, traveling and caring for his pets. Most of all, Harold loved his family!


Graveside funeral rites will be held 11:00 A.M. Monday, September 14, 2020, at Resthaven Memory Gardens, the Reverend Bill Maki, officiant.

Friends may call from 2-6 P.M Sunday at the Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road, Saint Marys.

In accordance with the mandates of the Ohio Department of Health, visitors are required to wear masks and socially distance during the current pandemic. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

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Memorial contributions can be made to either Zion Lutheran Church or State of the Heart Hospice.


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September 13, 2020

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Miller Funeral Home, Ohio 703 West Chapel
1605 Celina Rd.
St. Marys, OH 45885

Graveside Service
September 14, 2020

11:00 AM
Resthaven Memory Gardens, Moulton

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