CINCINATTI – Norman R. Knudson, beloved husband of Jane R. Knudson (neé Rees), passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, at the age of 82, in Cincinnati.
He was born in Beloit, Wis., and raised in Polo. He was graduate of Michigan State University, where he majored in forestry. He was owner and president of Kirkpatrick Lumber Co. in Cincinnati for 56 years. He loved spending time at his home in northern Michigan, and enjoyed sharing the beauty of Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore in Leelanau County, Michigan, with his family and friends. He will be remembered as a very kind, humble, generous, and wise man.
He was the loving father of Krista Hardin, Marcia (Steve) Elliott, and Mark (Patti) Knudson; devoted grandfather to Jennifer (Matt) Hardin-Schildmeyer, Jamie Hardin, Alex, Max and Taylor Elliott, and Sam and Annie Knudson; loving brother to Barbara Bowen; and survived by brothers-in-law, John and Jim Rees.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Edward, James, and Robert Knudson; and sisters, Marge Marschank, Gayle Hass, and Jeanne Powell.
Services will be held at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Louis Church, 29 E. Eighth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202; Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes, Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail, P.O. Box 545, Empire, MI, 49630; or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
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