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Fraulene McKnight (02-18-2016)
Photo of Fraulene McKnightHeaven’s gates opened
Friday morning as angels
took Fraulene McKnight
home. What a reunion he
is having with his parents
Norman and Ella McKnight,
father and motherin-
law Chester and Grace
Turnage and brother-in-law
Jimmy Douglas.
Fraulene was born October
23, 1940, in Rayville,
Louisiana and passed away
peacefully at home February
12, 2016, after a several
year battle with Multiple
Systems Atrophy. After
marrying Carolyn Turnage,
they moved to Baton
Rouge so that he could pursue
his Masters and PhD in poultry nutrition. Fraulene
taught home economics at LSU for 10 years and then was
the LSU Cooperative Extension poultry specialist for 10
years. He retired from LSU and went to work in industry
for ConAgra Poultry and later the BASF Corporation. He
loved fishing, hunting and traveling.
Fraulene is survived by: His wife of 53 years Carolyn
Turnage McKnight; his two children – Scott McKnight and
wife Jennifer of Houston, Texas and Denise Waterfield
and husband Doug of Kearney, Neb.
His children and grandchildren were the light of his
life. His eight grandchildren were his world. He loved
teaching them how to fish, tie a knot, cast, bait and
take fish off the line. To Dylan, Collin, Ethan, Brennan
and Aidan McKnight, Ruthie, Peter and William Waterfield
– Grandad loved you all to the moon and back.
Fraulene is also survived by: A sister, Sue Douglas of
Little Rock, Ark.; a brother, Donald McKnight and wife
LaDonna of Lake Charles, and sister Gail and husband
Ted) Lowery, Mer Rouge; an aunt, Sara Lou Turner of
Sea Graves, Texas; sisters-in-law Frances Neal, Joyce Mc-
Mahen, Judy and husband Ed Smith, Joan and husband
Philip Marshall, and brother-in-law Johnny and wife Liz
Turnage; as well as a host of beloved nieces, nephews,
aunts, uncles and other family members.
Pallbearers were Doug Waterfield, John Turnage, Ed
Smith, Jim Douglas, Jimmy Neal and Ray Finney. Honorary
Pallbearers are Dylan McKnight, Collin McKnight,
Peter Waterfield, Al Olinde, Bob Davenport, Don Bedell
and Dewey Senn.
A special thanks to St. Joseph Hospice of Monroe,
and his nurses Shelly, Mary, and aid Denise, also to his
wonderful caregivers Ellie Haucly, LeShan Nations, and
Cathy Kenley.
Visitation was at 1 p.m. on Monday, February 15, 2016,
at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Farmerville. The funeral
service was at 2:30 p.m. at Kilpatrick’s. Burial was at
Mulhearn’s Cemetery, Highway 80 East in Monroe, La.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lake
D’Arbonne Chapel, c/o Lewis Love, 189 Pelican Drive,
Downsville, La. 71234 or The Louisiana Baptist Children’s
Home, Monroe, La.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www