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Norman R., beloved husband of Jane R. Knudson (nee Rees), passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on January 15, 2014 at the age of 82. He was the loving father of Krista Hardin, Marcia Elliott (Steve) and Mark Knudson (Patti). He was a devoted grandfather to Jennifer Hardin-Schildmeyer (Matt), Jamie Hardin, Alex, Max, and Taylor Elliott, Sam and Annie Knudson and loving brother to Barbara Bowen, and also survived by brother-in-laws John and Jim Rees. He is preceded in death by brothers, Edward, James, and Robert Knudson and sisters, Marge Marschank, Gayle Hass, and Jeanne Powell. He was born in Beloit, Wisconsin, raised in Polo, lL. and a graduate of Michigan State University where he majored in Forestry. He was owner and president of Kirkpatrick Lumber Company, Cincinnati, Ohio for 56 years. He loved spending time at his home in Northern Michigan, and enjoyed sharing the beauty of the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore, Leelanau County, with his family and friends. He will be remembered as a very kind, humble, generous, and wise man. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. Louis Church, 29 East Eighth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202; Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes, Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail, P.O. Box 545, Empire Michigan, 49630 or the
. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Sympathies may be expressed at www.rohdefuneral.com
Geo. H. Rohde & Son Funeral Home - Cincinnati
3183 Linwood Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45208
Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer from Jan. 18 to Jan. 19, 2014