Lyle K Levknecht
July 9, 1933 - June 9, 2020
Stockbridge, WI
Funeral Service:
Sunday, June 14, 2020
1:30 pm
Stockbridge Fireman's Park
175 S. Military Rd
Stockbridge, WI 53088
Funeral Visitation:
Sunday, June 14, 2020
10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Stockbridge Fireman's Park
175 S. Military Rd.
Stockbridge, WI 53088
Lyle K Levknecht
Stockbridge, WI

Lyle K. Levknecht, age 86, of Stockbridge, died on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton.  He was born July 9, 1933, son of the late Ronald & Gertrude (Goeser) Levknecht.  

Lyle was smitten by love when he caught the eye of Marilyn J. Meyer while she was leading a parade down Military Avenue in Stockbridge.  They enjoyed their courtship together, and were married on October 2, 1954 at the St. Mary Parish in Stockbridge.  

Shortly following his marriage, Lyle answered the call to serve his country in the United States Army during the Korean War.  While proudly serving his country and with a passion for America’s Game, Lyle organized a baseball league for those serving in Korea.  His passion for baseball continued throughout his life, and Lyle coached hundreds of kids to appreciate and love the game that he held so close to his heart.  

Following his honorable and faithful service, Lyle came home and with his wife, Marilyn, owned and operated the Gobbler’s Knob in Stockbridge where he created locally renowned dishes and entertained the community with is wit and wisdom.  

Survivors include his wife: Marilyn: his children: Suzi Bowe, Tim (Patti) Levknecht, Cindy (Steve) Bowe, Laurie (John) Broeren, Dave (Laurie) Levknecht, Brian Levknecht, Melanie (David) Lee, Cory (Jennifer) Levknecht; exchange students: Adalia Jansen & Pedro Magalhaes; 22 grandchildren: Michael, Nina, Nathan, & Kristan Bowe, Matthew, Nicole, & Adam Levknecht, Heather, Steven & Tiffany Bowe, Leigha, Chais, & Cody Broeren, Bailey,& Sawyer Levknecht, Hayden, Carson, & Cashton Lee, Anden, Isabelle, Easton & Atley Levknecht; his  13 great grandchildren: Eliana, Evelyn, Olivia, Sammual, Theo, Maddox, Makai, Kelson, Aiden, Lauren, Avery, Olivia & Oliver; 2 brothers: Arthur & Lee (Jane) Levknecht; and a sister-in-law: Jeanne Levknecht.  Lyle is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  

Lyle was preceded in death by his parents; a son: Robert Levknecht; a son-in-law: Dave Bowe; a great grandchild: Angel Bowe; a sister: Dolores (“Bully”) Jansen; and a brother: Kenneth Levknecht.  

Funeral service will be at 1:30 pm on Sunday, June 14, 2020 at the Fireman’s Park in Stockbridge with Rev. Michael Betley officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Stockbridge.  A Celebration of Lyle’s life will begin at 10:30 am on Sunday, June 14, 2020 until the service begins.  A memorial fund has been established in the name of Lyle K. Levknecht.
Coach Levknencht is the only guy who got me to wear a red uniform playing for Stockbridge while living in LittleChute. He always compromised though and let me wear my Blue cap! It was an experience i will never forget. Thanks Coach RIP.

Lee VanderSanden (Just one of many players) - June 16, 2020

Marilyn & Family:
My sincere sympathy at the passing of Lyle. He was a good man and I always enjoyed visiting with him to receive words of wisdom and encouragement. He and you and your family were instrumental in getting the Funeral Home up and going in Stockbridge. I will always remember the many acts of kindness shown to me over the years. And for keeping my family in Chicken for the freezer. May our Heavenly Father be with you at this time to comfort you and to offer the calm reassurance that you will be together again one day.

Bill Sansom (Friend) - June 14, 2020

Wow what a great man Lyle was. His smile, joy and love will leave a mark on me and many more forever. He and Marilyn always made me feel loved. Bless his soul and his great family forever.

Dave Goeser (Cousin) - June 14, 2020

Marilyn and Family, I was blessed to have Lyle and Marilyn as my friends and neighbors, and to say anything else would be an understatement. Lyle always had a hello, a wave, or a smile. Maybe all 3. I enjoyed going next door to visit them when they were sitting outside. Dean...grandson...thought the world of gpa Lyle popsicle. He told me Lyle gave him a piece of lettuce and told him it was a salad. I could go on forever as I've known this family over 40 years. I'm gonna miss you Lyle! You were such a cool guy! Sweet man. I'm so sorry Levknecht family. I will keep you all in my prayers. Hugs & prayers!

Kathy kuhn (Friend and Neighbor ) - June 13, 2020

Our deepest sympathy goes out to your family at this time. He was a great guy and will be missed.

Tom and Kathy Schumacher (Friend) - June 12, 2020

To the best coach a girl could ever have!! So sorry for your loss Levknecht family! What a wonderful man!

Gloria Kisser Maurer (Friend) - June 12, 2020

What a wonderful man of love, family and community. I loved to go to the restaurant and have pork chops. He and Marilyn are such a delightful couple in the Lord. My prayers to you.

Rev. Dennis Ryan (former pastor) - June 11, 2020

To such a beautiful family, I am so sorry for your loss.
Dad taught me how to play baseball, always shared a smile,
always lit up when I walked in the room after arriving home
from a road trip. Made sure I had plenty of tarter sauce with my
Perch and gave me my first job at the Knob. They always made me
feel special and part of the family. I will miss you and your smile.
My prayers go out to all of your family, especially Mom. I love you all.

Peggy Sarno (Gerhartz) (Family Friend) - June 11, 2020

Lyle was such a wonderful man, full of laughter and good feelings for everyone. Thanks, Lyle, for all that you have done for the kids and the Stockbridge community, and for the wonderful example that you set for all of us!

Mary Muellenbach (friend) - June 11, 2020

Our sympathy goes out to the family he was a great guy that had a great reastraunt and bar you want good food go there he will be missed dearly may God bless him with the wings of an angel and guide him to home on earth rest in peace

Michelle and Daniel swette (Friends) - June 9, 2020

We loved walking into the Knob and seeing mom and dad at the bar. Two very, very special people who raised an outstanding family by exhibiting their warm, loving examples of devotion and love. It was our pleasure knowing you and will never forget you and your million dollar smile. Fly high my friend. Sending much love to you and your entire family. Until we meet again. RIP.

Larry & Claudia Tonge (Family friend) - June 9, 2020

Our sympathy goes out to the family he was a great guy that had a great reastraunt and bar you want good food go there he will be missed dearly may God bless him with the wings of an angel and guide him to home on earth text in peace

Michelle and Daniel swette (Friends) - June 9, 2020

My heart is heavy for all of you - Lyle’s smile, laugh and little jokes makes my heart also sing. God’s Peace and Comfort thru the days ahead. Love to you all. Laura

Laura Zahringer (Friend) - June 9, 2020

As a young boy, I always remember visiting the Levkne cht’s at their house on Lake Winnebago. Lots of great memories, a great family, and a great man. You will be missed Lyle.

Tom Manikowski (Family friend) - June 9, 2020

Dear Marilyn and Family, My deepest sympathy to you and all your family..Lyle was a great guy and truly one of a kind...May God Bless you all and help you thru this very sad time....

Mary Criter - June 9, 2020

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