Robert J. Knudson Sr., 88, died Sunday in Hudson, Florida. He was born in Racine, July 13, 1930, son of the late John and Martha (Nee: Hansen) Knudson.

He proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps. On August 14, 1954, he married Shirley M. Husman who preceded him in death, July 24, 1993. Robert owned and operated Knudson Auto Body for many years. He enjoyed old cars, golfing, and spending the past 23 years of retirement- in Hudson, Florida.

He will be dearly missed by his children, Robert J. (Debra) Knudson Jr., Dawn L. Knudson, all of Racine; special friend, Connie Trevena of Hudson, FL; his six grandchildren, Robert J. (Katie) Knudson III, Derrick (Tiffany) Knudson, Heather (Nick) Just, Joseph D. Pitts Jr., Angela M. (Robert) Jenkins, Daniel (Morgan) R. Pitts; 13 great-grandchildren, Sydney, Dylan, and Tyler Hughes, Emma and Elly Knudson, Rylee, Laci, Landon, and Anna Knudson, Isabel Just, Olivia Jenkins, Layla and Leo Pitts; other relatives and dear friends.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Maresh-Meredith and Acklam Funeral Home, 803 Main St., Racine, with Rev. Geoge J. Kafer officiating. Interment with Full Military Honors will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park. Relatives and friends may meet with the family on Tuesday at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Memorials to the American Cancer Society have been suggested.

Please send condolences to Maresh-Meredith and Acklam Funeral Home.