Frank V. Knoll

November 30, 1927February 21, 2013

Frank V. Knoll, 85, of Indianapolis and formerly of Greencastle passed away on Thursday, February 21, 2013.

He was born on November 30, 1927 in Madison, Indiana to Frank V. Knoll and Mildred E. Still Knoll.

Frank retired from the Allison Gas Turbine Division of General Motors, where he was a Production General Foreman.

He was a member of the VFW Post 1550, American Legion Post 58, Capital City Conservation Club, and a Life Member of the Moose Lodge and had attained the Pilgrim Degree of Merit.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Kathy Knoll; step-Brother, Ron Padgett and his first wife, Marilyn L. Knoll.

Surviving is his wife of 25 years, Erma; his children, Donna Pickard of Franklin, IN., Frank V. Knoll, Jr. and wife Debra of Indianapolis, Charles Knoll and wife Ann Marie of Indianapolis, David Knoll of Gulfport, FL, and Kathy Ogawa and husband Derrick of Avon; ten grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 2 P.M. at Bittles & Hurt Funeral Home, with Pastor Dave Clayton officiating. Interment with Honors will follow at Brick Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 from 6 to 8 P.M. at the funeral home, with a MOOSE Service at 7 P.M.. The family will also receive friends on Wednesday from 1 P.M. until time of services at the funeral home.

Memorials in Frank’s name may be made to the charity of one’s choice.


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, February 27, 2013

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February 26, 2013

We only had a short time of knowing Frank as our neighbor, but found him to be very friendly, pleasant and humorous. Our deepest sympathy is extended to his family. Ken and Sally Green

Pam Thinnes

February 26, 2013

Frank was the best neighbor anyone could ask for...always kind, understanding, and helpful whenever asked (and even when you didn't ask!). He lit up when he talked about his grandkids and he loved his family very much. I'll miss him so much...his beautiful smile, his way of standing and taking in all that was going on around him, and his top notch character. My prayers to his family for the pain they are experiencing in his loss.

Karen Foster

February 26, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May your memories bring you comfort.

Karen Foster and family

Beth McJones

February 25, 2013

We are thinking of you and your family at this time of loss. We are praying for you.
Beth McJones and family

Jon & Karen Wogenstahl

February 25, 2013

Frank - You were such a good friend and neighbor, always showing up at our door with a pie or cake when we did even a tiny little thing for you. Your smile and thoughtfulness will not be soon forgotten. Our deepest sympathies and prayers to Erma and the family. With love, Jon and Karen Wogenstahl and family

Joe & Audrey Moore

February 25, 2013

Our condolences to you and your family. Be blessed and comforted in the hands of the Lord. Our prayers are with you.

Ken Huffer

February 25, 2013

Knoll Family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

February 25, 2013

Dad - I'm already missing calling to check on you, and reminding you which ball games are on TV each night. - Charles

February 24, 2013

You will me missed! A great man. Levi and Faith loved all the dog treats from you Frank! Prayers and thoughts to the family. Love Paula and Jason