David A. Knobbe
November 30, 1949 — June 20, 2022
David A. Knobbe, of St. Paul, Missouri, formerly of Florissant, Missouri, passed away Monday, June 20, 2022, at the age of 72. Loving husband of the late Marlene Knobbe; beloved son of the late Ambrose B. and Emily Knobbe; devoted father of Kimberly (Will) Walsh, Michael (Georgia) Hunt, Mark (Mary) Hunt, and Michelle Hunt; cherished grandfather of Megan Walsh, Noah Walsh, Tyler Hunt, Michaela Hunt, Casey Dudenhoeffer, Mark Hunt, Sammy Hunt, Ethan Hunt, Emma Hunt, and the late Eli Hunt; dearest brother of Sr. Patricia Knobbe, CPPS, Jane (the late John) Ebner, Linda Knobbe, Diane (the late Timothy) Coughlin, the late Ambrose "Brosie" (Joan) Knobbe, and the late Robert Knobbe; dear brother-in-law of Ann Knobbe; and treasured uncle, cousin, and friend to many. David proudly served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, and he earned a Bronze Star. When he returned home from his service, David continued with his passion for landscape architecture. He retired after more than 40 years with A. Walbart & Sons Nursery as a landscape artist. As a man of faith, David was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. David loved the great outdoors and being out in nature. He could always be found maintaining his yard or gardening. He especially favored tomatoes, and he grew so many that he would just set them out on his backyard table to give them away to his neighbors. He also enjoyed planting and taking care of his flowers, and his yard was so pristine it looked like a park. David also enjoyed hunting trips with his buddies, where they would hunt deer, but mostly poker chips. As a sports fan, David never missed listening to the St. Louis Cardinals games on the radio. He also was in a bowling league, and a softball team, The Fowl Balls. And for sport, he could be found sitting in his backyard keeping watch for the skunks and rabbits who dared to enter his pristine yard. David loved spending time with his family, playing games, especially Saturday night Canasta. He loved setting up his backyard for Easter Egg Hunts and the Horse Race Game he created for his family and friends. He liked model trains, especially at Christmas, and he built and flew model planes as well. David will be remembered for his meticulous, and diligent nature, he liked to stay busy and tinker with things. He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Memorial contributions may be made in David's name to Missouri Conservation or Plant a Tree. Baue Funeral Homes is currently following CDC recommendations regarding mask and social distancing policies.