Gene A. Knauer, age 92, of Plymouth passed away early Tuesday morning, July 23, 2013 at his home.

He was born Feb. 1, 1921 in Manitowoc, Wis., son of the late Edgar and Amanda (Koch) Knauer. He attended Manitowoc Grade School and graduated from Manitowoc High School in 1939.

He worked for his father, E.P. Knauer (Heating and Steamfitter) for 20 years.

He managed Vi’s Valley Inn for over 50 years that became Rosie’s Valley Inn and for the past six years was mentor to Rosie.

Gene is survived by Dennis and Rosie May and all his longtime Valley Inn friends.

Following Gene’s wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or funeral services.

Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Plymouth is serving his family.

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