Richard Knowlton

Denver, Colorado

1932 - 2019 (Age 86)


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Richard Lyle Knowlton lost his hard-fought battle from complications of Alzheimer's disease on February 1, 2019. Dick graduated from the University of Colorado where he was a football standout in the early 50's. Dick married Denver native Nancy VanDerbur who was the love of his life. He went on...

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Dear Nancy, I am very sorry for your loss.Dick was a wonderful man and made the world a better place.
In love, Jane Bostwick

Knowlton Family,

I'm very saddened to hear of your loss.
Dick Knowlton was the best leader that I have ever worked for. Hormel Foods was exciting, fun, prosperous, and the finest in the Food Industry.

My deepest sympathy,

Keith Olson
Bolingbrook, IL

With deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Mr. Knowlton. May the love of God and heartwarming memories of your dearly loved family member and friend give you comfort beyond measure. (1 John 4:9)

My Condolences are wished to the Knowlton family. Mr. Knowlton and his wife were regulars at the Austin Country club when I was working as a waitress as I was going to school at Mankato State University. I eventually was fortunate to begin my career at Hormel in Meat Products Sales. Mr. Knowlton was a huge support and mentor during this period and was someone that I looked up to and wanted to emulate. Thank you for the class and leadership you provided for many and may not have known how...

To the Knowlton Family

My sincere condolences and prayers to all of you. In our lives , there are a small group of individuals that have a pronounced impact on our future. Dick was one of those people that influenced so many including me. His leadership during the mid 1980's should never be forgotten.
May he Rest In Peace.

Nancy and family. So very sorry to hear about Richard. He will be remembered for his many contributions, big heart and charming personality. His many contributions to the community of Austin, Mn have gone down in history. Great man & humanitarian, great family! Fond rememberances of Kim & julie. Sincerely, Jeanie (Kaderabek)Byrnes.

To Nancy and your family,
My heart is sad for you but trust that your dear husband/father/grandfather/great grandfather is at the feet of Jesus and has heard well done, my good and faithful servant.
With heartfelt sympathy,