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George C. Knott

George C. Knott, age 89, of Winsted, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007, at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.

He was born Nov. 7, 1918, in New Germany, the son of John and Mary Sterner Knott.

George graduated from Holy Trinity High School.

He honorably served his country in the US Army, serving during World War II.

George was joined in holy marriage to Eileen D. Scheid July 22, 1947, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted.  God blessed their marriage with three children: Kathleen, James, and Mary.

George was formerly employed for many years at Sterner Industries as a purchasing agent.

He was a faithful member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted, and also belonged to the American Legion Post 407 and the Knights of Columbus Council 8253.

George is survived by his loving children: Kathleen (Jamie) Gutzmann of Winsted, James G. (Sandra) Knott of Litchfield, and Mary (Kevin) Quast of Winsted; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Eileen D. Knott, May 5, 2004; a great-grandson, Mitchell; his parents, John and Mary Knott; and by seven brothers and sisters.

A Mass of Christian Burial took place Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted.  Father William A. Sprigler was the celebrant.  Interment with military rites  followed at Holy Trinity Cemetery in Winsted.

Friends called Tuesday, Nov. 27 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Chilson Funeral Home.  A prayer service took place at 6 p.m., a Knights of Columbus ritual was recited at 6:45 p.m.. and an American Legion ritual was recited at 7 p.m.

Casket bearers were Nathan Michaels, Eric Michaels, Matt Knott, Isaac Knott, Tim Kosek, and Rich Baumann.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family.