August 4, 1928 - June 29, 2015
Jim Knauf, 86, of Latonia, KY passed away on Monday, June 29, 2015 at Rosedale Green Nursing Home in Latonia, KY. He was a graduate of Holmes High School and University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music. Jim was a Veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean Conflict and a member of Latonia Christian Church in Latonia, KY. Jim was the Kenton County Jailer for 32 Years, 1983 KY Jailer of the Year, 1993 President of Kenton County Jailers Association and longtime Northern Kentucky Banker. He was very involved in State and Local Politics. In 1989 he was the Kenton County Democratic Club President. Jim sang the National Anthem at the Inauguration of Wendell Ford as Governor. He loved U.K. Basketball, the Cincinnati Reds and watching his Grandsons play ball. Jim was an overall people person. He was preceded in death by his Wife: Jean Knauf. Jim is survived by his Son: Steve (Lori) Knauf; Grandsons: Kyle and Konner Knauf and his adopted Rosedale Green Family. Visitation will be on Thursday, July 2, 2015 from 3:30 PM until 6:30 PM at Connley Brothers Funeral Home, 11 East Southern Avenue, Covington (Latonia), KY 41015. Funeral Service will be on Friday, July 3, 2015 at 10:00 AM at Connley Brothers Funeral Home. Interment will be in Mother of God Cemetery in Fort Wright, KY. In Lieu of flowers Memorials are suggested to Rosedale Green Nursing Home, 4250 Glenn Avenue, Latonia, KY 41015. Online Condolences may be expressed at www.connleybrothersfuneralhome.com.
I was so sorry to read of Jim’s death….He was a wonderful man….As I read the notice I could hear him sing My Old Kentucky Home….My sincere sympathy and best wishes to the family
Steve, Lori ,Kyle & Connor, my sympathy in Mr. Knauf’s passing. Dave & I knew him on Church St. before we moved up the hill & met you all even. Such a nice man, so friendly. If I do not make it to visitation, am sorry, don’t have car anymore, know u will have a big crowd. Keeping you all in my prayers & thoughts, miss you all, your family & Kloennes were so good to me. Anne Hewling.
Steve, Lori, and Family I’m very sorry for your loss.
Our hearts go out to Steve, Lori and family. Jim was a wonderful man, father and friend to so many. He was especially a wonderful friend to my mother (Wilma Smith) who also lived at Rosedale Green. The two of them were the best of friends and they loved each other dearly. We were so happy that mama had someone so nice to talk to while living in the nursing home. After my mother passed my husband and I kept in touch with Jim and visited him frequently. And we kept in touch with his son (Steve) as well. We were so sorry to hear of his passing. He will certainly be missed by all. We will especially miss that big laugh of his! I know he is an angel now watching over us all. We love you Jim!!
Terry & John Gardiner
Steve i’m so sorry to hear of your dads passing, I was blessed to know him, he was a wonderful man and it was a pleasure to care for him at Rosedale. He was always laughing and joking about something. I will be going out of town tomorrow morning so i won’t be attending his funeral but i’ll always remember his laugh and his beautiful singing voice, and he was so proud of you and those grandsons, he was a great man and will be truely missed. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Steve, I am very sorry for your loss. Reading about your father here I can tell that he was a special person. Again , my condolences. Sincerely, Rod and Julie Mullins
Steve, I knew your dad as a client and remember him fondly. My wife and I extend our deepest sympathies to you and your family.
Doc Hodges and Family
Steve and Lori:
I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. I will always remember how kind of a man he was…..what I appreciate the most is how nice he always treated my sister, Pam. You guys and the boys will be in my thoughts and prayers!
Lots of love-
Jim Knauf was truly a people person. He was a great politician but a better person. His voice was remarkable and his rendition of the National Anthem a treat to hear. Jim was a friend to many and a stranger to none. Heaven is sure to welcome him because “there is always room for one more.”