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Friday, September 23, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel, 500 S. Main Street in Vandalia 63382.
Officiating will be: President Greenwell.
Music provided by:
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Travis Knepp, Tarver Knepp, Kyle Denham, Steve Johnson, Paul Carlson, Ronnie Suddarth and Floyd Stuart.
Hollis Norman Knepp Jr. passed away unexpectedly at 2:35 p.m. on Thursday, September 15, 2011 at the University Hospital and Clinics in Columbia, Missouri. He graduated from Clearfield, Pennsylvania High School in 1971 and graduated in 1975 from Alfred University in Alfred, New York with a bachelor of science degree in ceramic engineering. After college, he worked for several years at Swindell-Dressler. In 1985 he became the plant manager at NARCO in Farber and continued there until 1999. Norman then worked for A. P. Green refractories in Mexico for several years. He then became the chief water plant operator for the City of Vandalia Water Plant. Later, Norman worked for S. B. L. Kiln Services and then with Mid-America Brick. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and enjoyed many hobbies. Norman and Kathy were members of the Master Gardeners Organization in Mexico. He loved gardening, fishing and working on and restoring old tractors.
Born: May 12, 1953 in Clearfield, Pennsylvania the son of Hollis Norman and Dorothy Jean (Baird) Knepp Sr.
Married: Kathleen "Kathy" M. Dixon on September 27, 1975 in Washington DC Temple in Kensington, Maryland; she survives at their home.
Survivors include: wife, Kathy of rural Vandalia; two sons: Travis N. and wife, Becky Knepp of Newport News, Virginia and Tarver J. Knepp of Afghanistan; two daughters: Trisha H. and husband, Steve Johnson of Clarinda, Iowa and Trudy A. and husband, Kyle Denham of Fulton, Missouri; one sister, Jennie Mae Gelnett of Reynoldsville, Pennsylvania; four grandchildren: Dakota Johnson, Sydney Johnson, Bristal Johnson and Richard Knepp; one nephew, Shawn Gelnett; also survived by his loyal dog, Sally.
Preceded in death by: parents; a son Timothy A. Knepp who died at birth; one sister that died in infancy.
Memorials are encouraged to a combined scholarship fund being set up for the grandchildren.
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