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Norman Paul Knorr, 79, of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, was born Thursday, June 19, 1930 in Waco, Nebraska, the son of Joseph H. and Anna K. (Weimer) Knorr. He departed this life at 11:50 p.m. on Friday, October 9, 2009 at the Kansas University Medical Center, in Kansas City, Kansas.
On July 4, 1953, he was united in marriage to Donna Belle Uffelman in Waco, Nebraska.
He was a United States Army Veteran serving during the Korean War.
Norman was a Mechanical and Heavy Construction operator specializing in welding; and a member of Operating Engineers Local #101.
Norman was a member of Amazing Grace Lutheran Church in Pleasant Hill. He was also a member of the VFW Post #5789 of Lee's Summit and American Legion Post #499 of Blue Springs.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother Walt Knorr and three sisters Martha Knorr, Vera Knorr and Palma Fehlhafer.
He is survived by his wife Donna of the home; two daughters Marsha S. Clark and Graylan and Brenda J. Ederer and Nick all of Pleasant Hill; 4 grandchildren Sarah Barnaby and Brice, Nicholas Ederer, Abigail Clark, and Clint Ederer all of Pleasant Hill; two great grandsons Von and Jaxon Barnaby of Pleasant Hill; two brothers Erich Knorr and Geraldine of Waco, Nebraska and Clarence Knorr and Shirley of York, Nebraska; four sisters Esther Fehlhafer of Utica, Nebraska, Florence Fehlhafer and John of Utica, Nebraska, Lorna Schmeiding of Utica, Nebraska and Erna Staehr of Utica, Nebraska; other relatives; and many friends.
Funeral services were held Friday, October 17, 2009 at the funeral home. Reverend Craig Otto of the St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Lee's Summit officiated. Interment was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery with full military honors by the VFW Post #3118 Honors Team, Pleasant Hill. Casket bearers were Clint Ederer, Nicholas Ederer, Nick Ederer, Jim Uffelman, Graylan Clark and Brice Barnaby. Honorary casket bearers were Clarence Knorr and Erich Knorr.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the KU Medical Center Heart Institute and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
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