Dennis Ray Knaust

November 3, 1950 - April 20, 2020
Dennis Ray Knaust

Dennis Ray Knaust, age 69, of Mt. Vernon, Missouri, passed away at 9:40 p.m. on Monday, April 20, 2020, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. He was born November 3, 1950, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the son of Raymond and Emma (Dierolf) Knaust.

Dennis was a 1969 graduate of Mt. Vernon High School and was a milk hauler for Carnation Milk in Mt. Vernon and helped with farming in Hoberg. He later enjoyed working at the Monett Sheltered Workshop, from which he retired in May 2019, after 23 years. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Freistatt, Missouri.

Dennis is survived by his sister, Sharon Harris, of Niceville, Florida; two brothers, Don Knaust and his wife, Patty, of Bentonville, Arkansas and Ron Knaust and his wife, Lisa, of Rogers, Arkansas; one niece, Aubrey Knaust and one nephew, Shane Knaust, both of Rogers, Arkansas.

Dennis was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Emma, and brother-in-law, Rick Harris.

A private family burial will be held at the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Freistatt, under the direction of the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home, in Mt. Vernon.

In light of the concerns and restrictions placed on group gatherings due to COVID-19, there will not be a formal visitation. There will be a viewing for friends and family from 9:00-12:30 p.m. on Monday, April 27, 2020, in the funeral home chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made payable to the Trinity Lutheran Church, in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be shared at this website.