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Knauss, Daniel Gustavus

Knauss, Daniel Gustavus, age 63, of Lebanon, TN, died October 25, 2017.

Daniel was a native of Allentown, PA. He was a member of The Redeemed Church, where he served as a deacon. Daniel also attended Joy Church.

He attended Cristobal High School in Coco Solo, Canal Zone, Panama and studied nursing at Aquinas College.

Daniel was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served as an Airborne Infantry Paratrooper “Moatengator” at Ft. Kobbe, Panama Canal Zone. He had worked at the 82nd Airborne Division and at the 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment.

Daniel had also worked as a Registered Nurse in the Emergency Department at Tristar Summit Medical Center and as a Registered Nurse in the ICU and CCU at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Thelma Louise Protor Knauss, and his brothers, Bobo Knauss and Danny Wayne Knauss.

He is survived by: Father and Step-mother – Daniel Gustavus Knauss and Louise Knauss; Wife – Brenda G. Knauss; Step-children – Chris (Charity) Prater, Rachel (Chris) Newcomer and Amanda (Wesley) Sammons; Brother – Freddy (Betty) Knauss; Aunt – Alma Derryberry; seven Step-grandchildren; Cousins – Billy Eddy and Dave (Monica) Knauss; Several other cousins and nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service will be conducted 7 p.m. Thursday, November 2, 2017 at The Redeemed Church, 210 Alligood Way, Lebanon, TN with Sonny Warmath officiating.

Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615)773-2663. Obit Line (615)641-2663,

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