Vernard A. Knoll, 78, Sandusky, died early Tuesday morning, March 4, 2008, in Firelands RegionalMedical Center, Sandusky,following a brief illness.
He was born June 30, 1929, in Sandusky, and was a 1947 graduate of Sandusky High School. He was employed as an assembler at the Ford Motor Company for 26 years, retiring in 1991. He was a member of Faith Memorial Church, Sandusky, and U.A.W. Local 1216.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Elizabeth A. (Lorenzen); three sons, Tom (Janet) Knoll of Sandusky, Michael (Susan) Knoll of Huron, and James (Kathleen) Knoll of Sandusky; one daughter, Diane Knoll of Sandusky; eight grandchildren, Christopher Knoll, David Knoll, Timothy Knoll, Rebecca Knoll, Jade Knoll, Tai Knoll, Joseph Comparette, and Kimberly "Beth" Comparette; one brother, Robert (Carol) Knoll of Sandusky; and other relatives, including Arlene Knoll and Betty Roeser.
He was preceded in death by one son, Robert Eugene Knoll in 1954; his mother, Dorothy (Ferris) Withem; and his father, Arthur Knoll.
Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Thursday in Pfeil Funeral Home, Sandusky Chapel, 617 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, and from12:30 p.m., Friday, until funeral service at 1:30 p.m. in Faith Memorial Church, 1320 E. Strub Road,Sandusky; the Rev. Kenneth Hiser will officiate. Entombment will follow in the Oakland Cemetery Mausoleum.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Faith Memorial Church, or to Back to the Wild, P.O. Box 423, Castalia, OH 44824.