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Peter E. Knaus

November 14, 1921 ~ February 12, 2018 (age 96)

Peter E. Knaus died February 12, 2018 of causes incident to age.  He was born November 14, 1921 in Magna, Utah, to Charles and Caterina (Fassio) Knaus.  He married Jennie Paglione on June 3, 1950 in Tooele.  He is survived by sons Peter S. Knaus of Tooele and Jerry Knaus (Andrea) of Denver.  He was preceded in death by his wife Jennie, by brothers Frank, Charles, Edward, and Archie, by his sister Clelia, and by two brothers who died in infancy.

In World War II, Peter served in the US Air Force in Europe as a crew chief for the P-47 Thunderbolt, and received the Bronze Star for meritorious service.  After the war, Peter worked at Tooele Army Depot, retiring as a production control supervisor after more than 40 years of service.

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