OBITUARY

Harold Mitchell Knabe

April 12, 1938April 20, 2013
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Harold Mitchell Knabe, 75, of Weston, MO died April 20, 2013 at North Kansas City Hospital. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, April 24 at Mt. Moriah & Freeman Funeral Home, 10507 Holmes Road, Kansas City, MO. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, April 25 at the funeral home. Entombment in the Garden Mausoleum at Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Harold was born April 12, 1938 in Booneville, MO to Herman and Dorothy (Mitchell) Knabe. At the age of two, his family moved to Kansas City and lived in the Northeast Area. Harold joined the KCMO Fire Department in 1960 and retired in 1992 as the Public Information Officer. He was the trusted face and voice of the Kansas City Fire Department. Harold was extremely proud of the fire safety educational programs he implemented as well as his significant role in establishing the Firefighters Memorial Fountain. He is preceded in death by his brothers Herman David, Walter (W.O.), James (Bobby) and Donald. He is survived by his wife, Kari (Kesler) Knabe; two daughters from his marriage to Janet Harbert, Pamela Hanser and Jodi Gilbreth; grandchildren Ryan (Kristin), Kaylee, Ashlee, and Ian Gilbreth; a great-granddaughter, Harper “Peanut” Monroe Gilbreth; a brother, Richard Knabe; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Memorial contributions may be made to The Salvation Army, Kansas & Western Missouri Division, 3637 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64111. Condolences may be offered at www.mtmoriah-freeman.com.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, April 24, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, April 25, 2013
REMEMBERING

Harold Mitchell Knabe

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Donna Furr

May 8, 2013

Kari & Family
Truly sorry to hear of your loss. This has to be a very difficult time for you but I hope the memories give you comfort.

Sincerely,
Donna Furr
Lone Jack Municipal Court

April 27, 2013

At this time it is hard to express, or find the words to let the family know just how much we love them . Harold will forever be in our hearts . a empty spot is there right now, and only time will help make us feel better . GOD's blessing to all of you , Love, Cathy & Dale Moran.

Barney McCoy

April 26, 2013

My memories of a dear friend- http://barneymccoy.wordpress.com/2013/04/26/harold-knabe-when-a-good-man-goes/

Barney McCoy

April 26, 2013

My memories of a dear friend- http://barneymccoy.wordpress.com/2013/04/26/harold-knabe-when-a-good-man-goes/

April 25, 2013

I would like to send my condolences to the Knabe family. Harold was a great man, true friend to my father Taylor Morcha and myself, and it was an honor to work with him at Platte City Ready Mix. Max Morcha

Amy Edwards

April 25, 2013

Thoughts and Prayers are with you Kari and the family. Thanks for the opportunity to get to know Harold. He could always make us laugh in the office and he had so many wonderful stories.

April 24, 2013

Kari, I am so sorry for your loss. You are always in my thoughts.
Susan Peck

Cheryl Gish

April 24, 2013

So sorry to hear of Harold's passing. We met you both thru the Moran's. Although we had not seen him for years, we remember him fondly as Dale's crazy cousin Harold. Please know that our hearfelt condolences go out to you and your family.

April 24, 2013

Harold was a good man,I have good thoughts of him,he also was a good man for the department,I am sure he will be remembered by many,Frank Marsalla.

Walt Stubbs

April 24, 2013

Thoughts and prayers for the family.We will miss trading fire stories and sharing good times.Very special man!
Chief Walt Stubbs and family