In Memory

Larry Knouft

Larry Knouft

WICHITA, KANSAS - Larry Gene Knouft - Larry “Frenche” Knouft passed away on August 18, 2016. Larry was born on July 13, 1944. Larry was 72 years young. He was preceded in death by his parents, Franklin and Nelda Knouft. Survivors include Aunt Floye from Holton, KS, cousin Shirley and Mike Swartz from Topeka, KS, numerous cousins, his business partner Douglas Watt, his Cappuccino Connection family, and also many friends and acquaintances. Larry was in the concession business for 39 years. He loved his music and dog racing at the Wichita Greyhound Park. Visitation was from 5PM to 8 PM Monday August 22, 2016 at Affinity Mortuary, 2850 S. Seneca, Wichita KS. Services were held at 3PM, Tuesday at Glenville Church, 4604 S. Seneca. Graveside services were at 1PM, Wednesday at Penwell Gabel Cemeteries & Mausoleum, 3616 SW 6th St. Topeka, KS. A memorial has been established with Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, 313 S. Market Street, Wichita KS. 

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08/25/16 08:59 PM #1    

Patsy Baker (Owens)



Since Larry was unable to attend the class reunions because of work obligations I was lucky enought to see him last year while attending a play in  Wichita.   Glad I had the opportunity. He really seemed to enjoy what he was doing with his life.  Always posted a happy birthday to everyone.  He will be missed.



08/26/16 12:20 AM #2    

Becky Bayless (Remy)

I was shocked to learn of his passing. Larry and I had been email buddies for the past several years although I hadn't seen him since high school. We were big fans of the Wichita Shockers and other sports teams. He will be missed!

08/26/16 09:38 AM #3    

John Shoemaker

Very sad to hear of Larry's passing his family will be in my thoughts and prayers. I'm very glad we talked  on the phone a couple of times. Larry was a very good conversationalist always wanting to talk about me and what I was doing more than about his self, Larry will be missed. My heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.

08/27/16 12:08 PM #4    

Beverly Abmeyer (Wood)

So sorry to hear of Larry's passing.  He was such a good guy. 


Bev Abmeyer Wood 

08/27/16 07:08 PM #5    

Jim Willison

One memory I have of Larry is when his Dad (Frank) to us to St. Louis to see the Cardnials play baseball. The year was 1956. Larry and I would peel potatoes and cut french fries for his mom at the Scotties Drive In. I remember the marathon ping pong games in his garage too.

Rest in peace my friend.


08/30/16 09:25 AM #6    

Jerome Miller

I knew Larry from High School--he was shy, eager to make friends and I don't believe he had a mean bone in his body.

I also knew him in his later business years. He was very dedicated to his concession business, had a passion for it and was very proud of his success.

We talked occasionally and he always mentioned a concession he won or the next big event he was in charge of. Lately he was interested in mentoring someone to assume his duties.

He was a wonderful guy, very underrated and a loss to us all.

08/30/16 11:30 AM #7    

Mike Kellogg

So sorry about Larrys, Passing.  The last time we talked we were planning to get together at an event.  Guess that will have to wait awhile, but it will happen. My condolences to the family. I'm sure he will be missed.  He was really enjoying life.

Mike Kelllogg

08/30/16 10:37 PM #8    

Joyce Whaley (Robertson)

I am sad to hear about Larry's passing. I remember him as a cheerful and friendly classmate. Since he could not attend the class reunions, with his concession business, we connected through the website on our birthdays. I was glad to hear how much he enjoyed owning his own business and meeting people as he traveled with his concessions. Larry and his family will be in my thoughts and prayers, as he will certainly be missed.

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