Date of death: 2/5/2022

Saint Meinrad Class: O 1956

John F. Knaff, 91 of Fort Myers passed away on February 5, 2022.

He is survived by his wife Marilyn and children Therese (Brett) Ortengren , and Jeanne (Donald) Leifheit as well as grandchildren Victoria and Courtney Ortengren and Brandon and Heidi Leifheit, great grandchildren Johnathan and Julian Leifheit and Silas Ortengren, he also leaves a brother Dr. Leo Knaff.

He was preceded in death by his parents Leo and Josephine Knaff , brother James Knaff, and his daughter Dr. Catherine Hartley.

John was a veteran of the U.S. army during the Korean War from 1951 to 1953. He received a Bachelor’s degree from Loyola University in 1955 and attended St. Meinrad Seminary class of 1956. He was employed at the Simmons Company from 1956 until 1978 and was a partner with Sanibel-Marco island Properties.