Kenneth “Kenny” L. Knackstedt, 67, of Marquette passed away peacefully on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 at Via Christi Hospital St. Francis, Wichita. He was a retired machinist for Raytheon Aircraft, Wichita.

Kenny was born on Oct. 23, 1949 in El Dorado, the son of Rudolph Kenneth and Lola (Brammel) Knackstedt. He graduated from Circle High School in Towanda and attended Wichita Vo-Tech. On Feb. 12, 1977, Kenny was united in marriage to Charlotte R. Alstatt at the United Methodist Church in Marquette.

He was a member of Elim Lutheran Church, Marquette.

Survivors include his loving wife of 39 years, Charlotte of the home; daughter, Vinita Harms and husband, Russ, of Marquette; sisters, Verna Zang and husband, Jim, of El Dorado, and Ruth Bell of Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

The visitation is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017 at Elim Lutheran Church, Marquette. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, at Elim Lutheran Church with the Rev. James Strasen officiating. Interment will follow at the Marquette Lutheran Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be given to Elim Lutheran Church in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 N. Chestnut St., McPherson, KS 67460. Personal condolences may be sent to the family at