Jim Knouse

  • Born: December 9, 1945
  • Died: December 27, 2017
  • Location: Council Bluffs, Iowa

Fouts Funeral Home

501 Normal St
Woodbine, IA 51579

Tel. (712) 647-2221

Tribute & Message From The Family

James Rex Knouse was born December 9, 1945, to Rex and Hazel (Mertz) Knouse in Atlantic, Iowa. He was raised in Council Bluffs, Iowa and graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1964. After his high school graduation, he worked at Western Electric. This company held his position until Jim's return from proudly serving his country in the U.S. Marines during the Vietnam War. Jim married Sandra Prazan on July 4, 1987, in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The couple lived in Atlanta, Georgia for 20 years while Jim worked for AT&T. Jim retired from AT&T and then worked for Sprint. Jim also enjoyed working for Home Depot in Council Bluffs.

Jim was a member of the Celebration of Life Choir and he also played and sang in the Down to the River praise band. Jim enjoyed playing in two different 1960's bands, The Chevelle's and The Continental's. He played the guitar as well as sang.

Jim died Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at Midlands Living Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa at the age of 72 years and 18 days.

Jim was preceded in death by his father, Rex Knouse; brother, Jack Knouse; and niece, Deena Morrissey. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Knouse; three children, Michelle Cook, Joseph (Kathryn) Knouse, and Alexandria Knouse; eight grandchildren, Austin, Avery, Aiden, Ashton, Daphne, Rex, Michael, and Edward; mother, Hazel Knouse; sister, Sheryl (Jerry) Morrissey; and other relatives and friends.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Sandy and family, I am so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. I worked with him from the time he transferred from Western Electric to AT&T til he left for Atlanta. He was really a great guy and helped me a lot both at work and at some projects at home. I am sad that I didn't know you had moved back to CB. I would have liked to have seen him.

Posted by Frank Payne - Omaha, NE - Coworker   January 10, 2018

Dear Sandra, Allie and family,
We are saddened by the news of Jim's illness and death. We send our love and prayers to all of you. Jim will be remembered for his smile and wonderful sense of humor. Our deepest sympathies.

Posted by Lou and Kathy Gogela - Lincoln, NE - Family   January 03, 2018

Sandra I never had the pleasure of meeting your beloved husband. I am positive he was a wonderful man. My deepest sympathies for your loss. I know all the happy loving memories of your life together will give you comfort during the days to come.

Posted by Linda Gomez - Indio, CA   January 02, 2018

RIP to the big brother that I always wish'd that I had had.

Posted by Robert Reynolds - CA - friend   December 31, 2017

Jim and I were neighbors and good friends through high school. We shared the same locker for all four years in high school. I have many fond memories of Jim. My sincere condolences to Jim's wife and children, Hazel and Sheryl and the entire family.

Posted by Frank McKenzie - Underwood, MN - Family Friend   December 30, 2017

We are deeply saddened to hear of Jim's passing, He was a good man, friend and neighbor. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the Knouses. With love and fond memories, Jim, Nancy, Jess and Kayla Shade

Posted by Nancy Shade - Brentwood - Friend   December 29, 2017

Hazel, Sandra, Shelley, Joe and Allie - I have such wonderful, warm memories of Jim! When I close my eyes I see his big infectious smile, that impossibly fetching mustache (seriously - no one ever wore a better mustache!) and the impish glint in his eyes. And when I think of him, I feel his immense kindness and humor and love for his family. Thoughts of him make me smile - and always will. I wish I could be there to celebrate his life with you. But know that here in New York, Daphne and Rex and I are keeping him - and all of you - in our hearts. Much love, Laura

Posted by Laura Frenzer - Brooklyn, NC - Family Friend   December 29, 2017

Sandra and Allie- Our family was so sad to hear of Jim's passing. We send you our hugs and prayers that Jesus will comfort you and hold Jim's soul close to his heart in heaven. Connie and Cousin John Forman will welcome Jim into the heavenly fold along with all the Prazan dearly departed. Love to you both.

Posted by Monica and Mark London - Omaha, NE - Family   December 29, 2017

Sandra and Family:

I knew Jim in High School, and he was in the same class year as my wife Jeanne Bright Majeski. We were in Choir together and I as glad to see that he continued his singing.
My God Bless and Keep you during this time and give you the strength to carry on.

Peace be with you.


Jeanne and Dennis Majeski

Posted by Dennis Majeski - Spring / Houston, TX   December 29, 2017


RIP Jim, God is with you now and you will have no more pain, only Happiness in Haven. Jeannette & Ernie's daughter, LaNette (Meyers) Rolfe and Husband Paul.

Our Thoughts are with your family and mother Hazel at this time.

Rest in Peace Jim, from the class of 1964 Thomas Jefferson High School, Council Bluffs, Iowa. You will be Missed.

Posted by LaNette (Meyers) Rolfe - Council Bluffs, IA - Family Friend   December 28, 2017

Dear Sandra, Allie and family,

We are truly saddened by the passing of Jim. We have so many wonderful memories from our trips to GA. Please know that you are all in our hearts at this sad time. May peace be with you. With Love, Rich & Margie

Posted by Rich & Margie Prazan - Hendersonville, NC - Family   December 28, 2017

My Uncle Jim was one of the funniest and caring people I have ever met. He always had a joke to make you laugh and was always up for a good time. He will be greatly missed.

Posted by katrinka stayton - omaha, NE - Family   December 28, 2017

Uncle Jim was one of the funniest men I have ever know. Growing up, he would joke and laugh with me all the time. We would cruise around in my parents van singing to oldies and craking jokes. He brought so much love and light into the world and he will be greatly missed.

Posted by katrinka stayton - omaha, NE - Family   December 28, 2017