Sister Mary Amandus Knott

Sister Mary Amandus Knott, O.S.F., age 86 of Campbellsport, Wis., and formerly of Winsted, died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000, at St. Joseph's Convent, Campbellsport.

The daughter of the late John and Mary (Sterner) Knott of Winsted, Sr. Amandus was born Jan. 10, 1914, in New Germany, Minn.

She served in the religious order of St. Francis for over 65 years.

Sr. Amandus obtained a bachelor's degree in nursing at Alverno College, Milwaukee, Wis., in 1951. She attended the Catholic University, Washington, D.C., where she received a master's degree in 1955.

After her schooling, she was on the staff at St. Mary's Hill and Sacred Heart Sanitarium, both at Milwaukee and Alverno Collge, where she taught medical and surgical nursing.

In 1968, Sr. Amandus came to Minnesota, where she served as an in-service educator and as a medical and surgical supervisor at St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Paul.

After retiring from the nursing profession, she moved to Forest Lake, where she was engaged in spiritual ministry, which she enjoyed for many years.

In August 1999, she retired to St. Joseph's Convent, where she spent her remaining years.

Sister loved life. She enjoyed traveling, food, cards, and shopping.

Survivors include one sister, Clara (Myles) Jorgenson; and one brother, George (Eileen) Knott of Winsted.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Isabel (Walter) Lawrence; and brothers, Edward, Ray, Bill, and Jack.

Burial was in the Sister's Cemetery at Campbellsport, Wis.

Area residents attending the funeral included Clara Jorgenson, George and Eileen Knott, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Baumann, Mr. and Mrs. James Gutzmann, Sr. Jean Becker, O.S.F.; and Sidora Koch, all of Winsted.

Also attending were Mr. and Mrs. Terry Jorgenson of Buffalo, Jean Hoffman of Ramsey, Anne Knott and Judy Pawlowski, both of Westland, Mich.; and Jackie Staniz of Troy, Mich.

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