Obit: Knoop, Louis Rudolph (1883 - 1945)

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Surnames: Knoop, Milleville, Beyer, Retzlaff, Behnke, Wagner, Karl, Tjaden, Seehafer, Hankey, Mannigel, Duge, Grade, Lindow, Grottke, Meissner, Kleinschmidt, Kleinstiber, Barber, Nyllenbeck, Larson

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 07/26/1945

Knoop, Louis Rudolph (17 Sept. 1883 - 17 July 1945)

Louis Rudolph Knoop, 61, died at his home in the town of Lynn July 17 after a sudden illness. He had been in failing health for the past year and suffered a sudden stroke and brain hemorrhage. Funeral services were held Friday, July 20, at the Zion Lutheran church in the town of Fremont. Rev. Edgar Milleville officiated. Burial was made in the Neillsville cemetery.

Mr. Knoop was born in the town of Pine Valley September 17, 1883, to Ferdinand Knoop and Bertha Beyer. He was engaged in farming in Clark county all of his life. He was a member of Zion Lutheran church in the town of Fremont and a director of the school board for a number of years.

On September 6, 1911, he was married to Laura Retzlaff at Zion church. Three children were born to them. They are Velda, Mrs. Arthur Behnke, Ilene, Mrs. George Wagner, both of the town of Fremont, and Lila, Mrs. Brooks Karl of Neillsville. His wife died February 6, 1925, and he married again to Mrs. Lettie Tjaden on November 8, 1928, at Neillsville. His three children and his second wife survive. Stepchildren who also survive are: Lylah, Mrs. Edward Seehafer, town of Rock, Wood county; Lillian, Mrs. Carl Hankey, Detroit; George Tjaden, who is in the armed service. Eight grandchildren also survive. Brothers and sisters who survive are: Frank Knoop of Pine Valley, Clara Knoop of Neillsville; Emma, Mrs. Albert Mannigel of Marshfield; Elsie, Mrs. William Duge, Neillsville.

Pallbearers at the services were Louis Grade, Ameil Lindow, Fred Grottke, Charles Meissner, Earl Meissner and Arthur Kleinschmidt.

Out-of-town relatives who attended were: Rudolph Knoop, Mrs. Frank Kleinstiber, Butternut; Mrs. Ward Barber, Wausau; Mrs. George Tjaden, Hendricks, Minn.; Mrs. Carl Hankey, Detroit; George Nyllenbeck and Otto Larson, Tyler, Minn.



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