Knoche memorial service set for Wednesday


Former Stillwater High School Athletics Director Connie Knoche passed away on Wednesday at the age of 77.

Connie Knoche
Connie Knoche

Knoche, who for 27 years supervised an athletics department that captured 40 MSHSL state titles, spent the past few weeks in home hospice while battling cancer and Parkinson’s disease.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Stillwater. Attendees are encouraged to wear their red and black Stillwater Ponies colors. Visitation begins at 4 p.m., with a service to follow.

In accordance with his wishes, Knoche’s body will be donated to the Mayo Clinic for research in order to help others with Parkinson’s disease.

To read more about Knoche and his positive impact on the St. Croix Valley, the following is a story that appeared in the Stillwater Gazette on July 12: