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ElRoy Edwin Knake

ElRoy Edwin Knake June 26, 1939 - Oct. 24, 2013

SPICER - ElRoy Edwin Knake, 74, of Spicer, died Thursday, October 24th. His funeral will be 1:00 pm, Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar. Burial will be in Cloverleaf Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 pm, Tuesday at the funeral home and continue one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.

ElRoy was born on June 26, 1939, in Springfield, Minnesota, the son of Edwin and Helen (Newberg) Knake. He grew up in the Springfield Comfrey area where he attended his schooling.

On August 23, 1958, he was united in marriage to Roslyn Lindberg in Windom. Following their marriage, they moved to the Willmar area in the late 1960s. ElRoy drove truck working for Norling Silo, and also hauling livestock in the Willmar area. He recently was hauling for Belgrade Livestock Auction.

Surviving are his children, Susan (and Don) Radunz, Corryn (and Warren) Schoenherr, Lori Buchanan, Mark (and Lori) Knake, Pat (and Roberta) Knake and Rodney (and Becky) Knake; 14 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Also surviving is his brother, Leslie (and Diane) Knake of Long Prairie.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Kevin in 1981; grandsons, Jeremy and Michael Buchanan; great granddaughter, Abigail Kleinhuizen; great grandson, Crosby Kleinhuizen; brothers, Lloyd and Melvin Knake and son-in-law, Joel Buchanan.