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Mary Kay Knott, 77

Mary Kay Knott, age 77, of Winsted, died Saturday, April 23, 2011, at her residence.

She was born Aug. 17, 1933, in Minneapolis, the daughter of Vernon and Ethel McCormick Sinclair.

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

Mary Kay and Albert farmed in Hollywood Township, Carver County for many years. Mary Kay helped on the farm and was the bookkeeper for her husband’s trucking firm.

She also worked at two group homes in Waconia and Victoria for many years.

Mary Kay was very much a “people person.” She loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and was especially fond of having tea parties for her granddaughters.

A member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted, Mary Kay also belonged to the CCW.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert A. Knott Sept. 27, 2002; her parents; and by a brother, Patrick Sinclair.

Mary Kay is survived by her children, Dianne Weibel of Winsted, Linda (Jerry) McMillin of Wabasha, and Christopher (Rosie) Knott of Howard Lake; five granddaughters: Corrie McMillin, Hannah McMillin, Abigail McMillin, Melissa (Shannon) Forcier, and Amanda Weibel; six grandsons: Kelly (Lisa) McMillin, Luke (Erin) McMillin, Josiah McMillin, Joshua Knott, Bobby Knott and Timmy Knott; great-grandchildren Keagan and Riley McMillin, Tanner, Olivia and Owen Forcier; and Silas Weibel; as well as other relatives and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial took place Wednesday, April 27 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted with Father Tony Hesse as the celebrant. Interment followed at Holy Trinity Cemetery.

Visitation was Tuesday, April 26 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, with a parish prayer service at 7:30 p.m.

Casket bearers were Kelly, Luke, and Josiah McMillin, and Joshua, Bobby, and Timmy Knott.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family. Online condolences may be made to www.chilsonfuneralhome.com.