Photo: Fred L. Kneller, 75, of Morris  1946 - 2021

Fred L. Kneller, 75, of Morris, passed away Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at Regency Care of Morris with his family by his side.

Born on August 10, 1946 in Morris, he was the son of Ned and Nellie (Merideth) Kneller. He attended Morris Community High School. He married Beverly Bemis on September 1, 1971 in Joliet. They lived all of their married life in Morris. He owned and operated Shell Gas Station in Morris in the late 70’s.

He is survived by his five children, Danny (Terri) Horswill of Leland, Denise Balentine of Florence, Alabama, Robin Peterson of Morris, Rebecca (Donald) Pellens of Morris and Patrick (Lisa) Kneller of Morris; 19 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; two brothers, Ned ( Lynn, deceased) Kneller of Morris and Gary (Barb) Kneller of Morris; several nieces and nephews.

Fred was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Beverly in 2020 and one brother, Paul Kneller.

He was a lifelong member of Mazon Lodge 826 A.F. & A.M.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, owned his own race car and loved spending time with his family and grandchildren.

There will be no funeral services.

Fruland Funeral Home, 121 W. Jefferson St. in Morris is in charge of arrangements. For more information, call the funeral home at 815-942-0700 or sign the online guestbook at