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Merlynne Knock

Merlynne D. Knock passed away on October 17, 2015 at Bethany Home in Brandon, SD, surrounded by his loving family.

Merlynne D. Knock, 89, son of John T. and Ida Knock, was born on December 22, 1925 in Lennox, SD. Merlynne graduated from a small one room country school house. He helped his parents on the farm until he met Betty at the YMCA café. The couple was united in marriage on November 15, 1947 in Luverne, MN, in the middle of a blizzard. They made their home in Sioux Falls where Merlynne made a career of working as a desk clerk at the Town House Motel and as a father of seven children.

Merlynne was dedicated to working hard to provide for his wife and children. He enjoyed taking drives in the country and taking his family to his parent's farm for Sunday dinner. He also enjoyed going to sale barns, auctions, and buying and selling cars. He and Betty spent the last several years under nursing care and was solely dedicated to making sure Betty's needs were met.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Betty, a son, Timothy, a great grandchild, Blake, a sister, LaVonne and a brother, Joe.

Grateful for having shared his life are: his children, Judith Doonan, Sioux Falls, SD, Rebecca (Gerald) Lynn, Cole Valley, IL, Douglas Knock, Sioux Falls, SD, Kathleen (Lloyd) Hansen, Moline, IL, Beth (Larry) Pahl, Sioux Falls, SD and Cheryl Narby, Davenport, IA; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will begin at 10:00 a.m. Friday, October 23, 2015 at Heritage Funeral Home. Visitation with family present will be Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home. www.heritagesfsd.com.




Published in The Argus Leader on Oct. 21, 2015
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