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Eric E. Knowski

April 7, 1962 - March 14, 2022

Eric E. Knowski, 59, of Sherman, passed away on Monday, March 14, 2022 at his home. He was born on April 7, 1962, the son of the late Jack Knowski and Nancy (Bill) Currie of Evansville, IN.

Survivors include his wife, Peggy; son, Peyton of Sherman and Chicago; step-son, Jordan (Sarah) Patterson of North Pole, Alaska; and step-daughter, Chelsey (Jared) Williams of Bury St. Edmonds, UK; three siblings, Kurt (Pat) Knowski of Port Washington, WI, Mary Beth (Mike) McDermott of Lombard, IL and Andrea (Ron) Dressell of Cincinnati, OH; his four adored grandchildren that called him Papaw Ski, Addelyn, Finley and Bauer Williams and Daniel Patterson; numerous nieces and nephews; and two beloved dogs, Patch and Blue.

Eric graduated from Lanphier High School and attended Illinois College in Jacksonville where he played football. After college, having not put his body through enough, he played rugby with the Springfield Celts until the age of 36. His love of football was unwavering and he served as a coach for the Williamsville JFL.

Eric worked as a general manager for The Club fitness centers for many years until he found his true calling and second family at the Sangamon County Sheriff’s Department. He served 23 years until illness forced his retirement September 1, 2021. He retired at the rank of Lieutenant and some of his life’s most treasured relationships belonged to the 3rd shift deputies that he served valiantly beside. The Knowski family thanks them for their loyalty, support, and dedication to Eric in our time of need.

Memorial Gathering: 1:30 pm – 4 pm, Sunday, March 20, 2022 at Staab Funeral Home – Sherman. A private family service was held.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross or the Foundation for Barnes Jewish Hospital, Siteman Cancer Center at: https://support.bjc.org/site/Donation2?df

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Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, March 20, 2022

Time: 01:30 pm - 04:00 pm

Staab Funeral Home - Sherman

Address:

2626 East Andrew Rd.
Sherman, IL 62684

217-993-7770 Map


Service Information

A Private Family Service will be held.


Memorial Information

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross or the Foundation for Barnes Jewish Hospital, Siteman Cancer Center at: https://support.bjc.org/site/Donation2?df


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