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Albert A. Knott

Albert A. Knott, age 76, of Winsted and formerly of New Germany, died Friday, Sept. 27, 2002, at the VA Medical Center in St. Cloud.

He was born Nov. 13, 1925, in New Germany, the son of Christ and Martha Sterner Knott.

Albert honorably served his country in the United States Army during WWII.

Albert Knott and Mary Kay Sinclair were joined in holy marriage June 19, 1954, at Our Lady of The Lake Catholic Church in Mound. God blessed their marriage with three children.

Albert engaged in farming in Hollywood Township, Carver County, for many years. He hauled grain for area farmers and did custom combining.

Through the years, he also operated Albert A. Knott Gravel, Black Dirt, and Rock, and worked at Schwartz Manufacturing in Lester Prairie, Millerbernd's in Winsted, and Air-Con in Long Lake.

Albert was a lifelong member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted and belonged for many years to American Legion Post 407 and to the NFO.

He formerly served as a school board member for school district 110.

Albert was preceded in death by his parents Christ and Martha Knott, two sisters Esther Knott and Mary Richter, two brothers Leander and Lawrence Knott, brothers-in-law Francis Radtke, Orlyn Knott, Frank Richter, and Patrick Sinclair; and father-in-law and mother-in-law Vernon and Ethel Sinclair.

He is survived by his wife Mary Kay Knott; children: Dianne (Randy) Weibel of Winsted, Linda (Jerry) McMillin of Wabasha, and Christopher (Rosie) Knott of Howard Lake; four granddaughters: Corrie McMillin, Hannah McMillin, Melissa Weibel, and Amanda Weibel; six grandsons :Kelly McMillin, Luke McMillin, Josiah McMillin, Joshua Knott, Bobby Knott, and Timmy Knott.

He is further survived by brother Norbert J. Knott of New Germany; sister Odella (Marvin) Vollrath of Cohasset; sister-in-law Rosalie Knott of New Germany; and many other relatives and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Albert Knott was Tuesday, Oct. 1, at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. The Rev. Paul L. Wolf was the celebrant and interment with military rites followed at Holy Trinity Cemetery.

Lisa McMillin and Corrie McMillin provided special music for the Mass. Amanda Weibel was the server.

Albert's grandsons served as his casket bearers.

Friends called at the Chilson Funeral Chapel in Winsted Monday, Sept. 30, from 4 to 8 p.m. A prayer service was at 6 p.m., and an American Legion ritual was at 7 p.m.

The Chilson Funeral Chapel in Winsted served the family.

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