of Little Rock, AR
July 28, 1926 - March 16, 2023
Joseph H. Knittig, age 96, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, died at The Green House Cottages of Homewood in Mena, Arkansas on Thursday, March 16, 2023. He was born July 28, 1926 in Morrison Bluff, Arkansas, a son of the late Henry Knittig and Josephine Kirchner Knittig. He was predeceased by his wife of 51 years, Agnes Lienhart and his brothers, Aloys, Robert, Steve and Andrew. He is survived by six children: Mary Jo Kline (Wendall) of Alma, AR, Carol Janowicz of North Little Rock, AR, Martin Knittig (Cindy) of Mena, AR, Frank Knittig (Nora) of Little Rock, AR, Tim Knittig of Little Rock, AR and Cathy Trower (Ray) of North Little Rock, AR and 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He was a WWII army veteran. He was a member of St Theresa Catholic Church for over 60 years. He was a carpenter for the Donaghey Building in Little Rock for 44 years. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, March 19, 2023 at the Roller-Drummond Funeral Home Chapel (501) 455-5800. A mass of Christian burial will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 20, 2023 at St Theresa Catholic Church, preceded by a rosary at 9:30 am. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.Memorials may be made to St. Theresa's Catholic Church 6219 Baseline Road, Little Rock, Arkansas 72209 or the charity of your choice.
You were truly a St. Joseph and your carpentry was a talent even at our church as you built the raquet ball court in the back yard of the school Your kindnesses will always be remebered You were very precious to the Sisters.I on Auxor Road remember well the time that you and them helped care for my many rabbits when I was unable to ffor a time.Now you and those sisters will have much to visit about Sister and her teaching music lessons.the wonderful lunches that we enjoyed at the fish place. Rest in peace Joseph and I will see you soon and we will have more fish with our other St. Joseph and all those we held dear.Tell Agnes I am to the end of the selling Stanley to all. Love and blessings to you and all your family Dorothy Ehlebracht And a big hug to Sr. Agatha
Dear Cathy and family, Sending love and prayers for comfort during this difficult time. Miss seeing you. Virginia Wilbanks
Carol, my condolences to you. I know you feel blessed to have had a loving dad. I’ll bet your siblings were raised as you were. What a great legacy for your parents! My prayer is that all of you stay close with each other. Jimmy and Nancy Yarberry
I’m so sorry for your loss Cathy and family. I send you my deepest stand prayers.
Joe was a true model of St. Joseph. He had many attributes of Jesus’s foster father. Joe took on responsibility at a young age for his family. He showed leadership and humility with his family. A wonderful example of what we all are trying to achieve. We loved to hear Joe talk about his love of gardening and building things. Of the times at work, when he took a stand on issues that were important to him.His holiness and complete surrender to our Lord in every day life.The times he helped the Albert Knittig family through some of their difficult times. Many fond memories of Joe and Agnes.We can today call him St. Joe. What a wonderful person!
Ms. Knitting, Mary Jo, Carol and the Knitttig Family, I am so sorry for the loss of your father. My prayers are with you.
I’m so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. 🙏🏼
I will never forget your dad’s gentle spirit. May God give him eternal rest and you and your family the strength and encouragement you need to get through this difficult time.
Dear Cathy and family,I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. May he Rest In Peace and may our Lord give you comfort and peace.Miss seeing you. Love, Amparo
Uncle Joe was a kind soul, I don't know if I ever heard him raise his voice. How do you not do that with all those kids? Love all you cousins. Loved him. Bless his soul.
My prayers are with you all. In knowing his daughter, Carol, I could see how much she was influenced by her Daddy! Blessings to you all.Gretchen
Carol and Mary Jo (and family): Sorry to learn of your dad's passing. He was a good man and he lived a good life. He was blessed to have such a wonderful family; you were all fortunate to have such a great father. Be assured of our prayers. May he rest in peace.