Clifford “Jim” Knaff, age 92, of Grayslake, formerly of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on December 30th, 2019

Knaff-JimAmerican_Flag_x300Clifford “Jim” Knaff, age 92, of Grayslake, formerly of Lombard, passed away December 22, 2019.

Visitation will be held Friday, January 3, from 4- 8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St, Lombard. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, January 4, with 9:30 AM prayers from Brust Funeral Home to Sacred Heart Church, 114 S. Elizabeth, Lombard, for 10 AM Mass. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Elmhurst.

Jim is survived by his loving daughter, Mary (Brian) Romac; his cherished grandchildren, Chris, Matt, Andie; and his dear siblings, Dr. Leo, Jack (Marilyn) and Babs Rosenthal.

Jim is preceded in death by his wife, Mary nee Wolf; his sister-in-law, Barbara; and his brother-in-law, Ben Rosenthal.

Please omit flowers.  Donations in Jim’s memory can be made to DuPage Senior Citizens Council, 1990 Springer Drive, Lombard, IL 60148.  Please note ‘Meals on Wheels’ with your donation.

Visit or call 888-629-0094 for information.


6 Comments so far ↓

  1. Nadia Hajduk says:

    Jim rest in peace. He was the BEST Santa that York Township ever had!
    He ALWAYS had a smile on his face and was ALWAYS willing and able to help anyone who needed help. Heaven has definitely received a great and special ANGEL. Nadia

  2. Phyllis Dixon says:

    You will be missed. I know you are watching over all your loved ones and they will hold you in their hearts forever.

  3. Alex Kulseth says:

    God broke the mold when He made Jim. The world was a better place with him in it. Now it is a little less so. Rest in Peace Jim, Rest in Peace. Alex & Bob

  4. Erin says:

    One of a kind Uncle J, thanks for believing in me and helping me get that first job ‍♂️‍♀️

  5. TOM Morris says:

    Jim, the Man, as he was respectively referred to at Glen Oak Country Club. He was a mentor for many young caddy’s there. Nobody walked more miles than Jim.
    A quite man. led by example. RIP Jim, the MAN,. GOD’s speed.

  6. Dave Feeley says:

    To Mary and the Knaff family. I and the Feeley family are so sorry for Jim’s passing. Whether in church, the German Fest or walking the fairways, Jim had a warm smile and a joyous laugh. Jim is a kind, humble man who teaches us how to live. Blessings.

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