Charles Rudy Kniese was born on February 23, 1961 in Aurora, Colorado. Rudy graduated Peru High School in Peru, New York in 1979, and followed with his Bachelors in Etomology from the Universtry of Delaware in 1996. In between those accomplishments, he met the love of his life, Nancy, and they were wed at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1988.
Rudy Kniese was a private pilot and was a coordinator for the EAA Young Eagles Chapter 301, since 2000. He loved flying, loved animals, and was known for his kindness and compassion.
He passed away September 19, 2020 in Parker, Colorado. Rudy is survived by his wife, Nancy of Parker, Colorado. Daughter, Nanette (Christopher) Thiel of Colorado. Mother, Shirley Kniese of Maine. Sister, Margy (Ed) Spence, Rudy's nephew and niece, Eddie Spence and Heidi Spence. Granddaughters, Brenda and Brittany. And Great Granddaughter, Danielle Reiter. Among the numerous surviving family members, Rudy will be missed.