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Norman Ted Knoop, 74

September 29, 2010
Traer Star-Clipper

Norman Ted Knoop, 74 of Dysart, died September 24, 2010 at Sunnycrest Nursing Center of natural causes. Services were held September 28 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Dysart with burial at the Dysart Cemetery. Military Honors were performed by the Dysart American Legion.

Norman Ted Knoop, 74, of rural Dysart, was born on the family farm on April 27, 1936; the son of Theodore and Hilda Matthiesen Knoop. He attended school and graduated from high school in Dysart in 1954. Norm entered the Army in 1954 and served in the Army Reserve until 1961. On June 11, 1960, Norm married Judith Anne Feuerbach. She died on November 4, 1999 following 39 years of marriage. During his high school years, Norm played basketball and baseball for Dysart. While in high school, he hit a home run over 400 feet, a notable distance. He played baseball in the Dysart league for many years following high school. Norm loved the farm and continued farming the family farm until his retirement. His childhood was typical for a rural Iowa boy growing up during the war years with his brother, Robert. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, baking his well known chocolate chip cookies and delivering them to people. Family and friends were important to Norm; especially attending his grandchildren's sporting events and entertaining people at birthdays and special events.

On September 24, 2010, while a resident of the Sunnycrest Nursing Center in Dysart, Norm joined Judy in eternal rest. He is survived by his son, Greg (Beth) Knoop of Indianola and their children Kandice and Austin; his daughter, Brenda (Mike) Sieverding of Dysart, his brother, Robert (Ellen) Knoop of Dysart and his special family friend, Rosie Thompson. As a show of sympathy, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Dysart Ambulance.

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