Louis George Knodel- 1993
Memorial services for Louis George
Knodel, a longtime resident of this area, were Saturday, June 19, 1993, at 10:30
a.m. at the Hendricks-Love Mortuary in Burlington with Rev. Ted Meter
Musical selections were One Day At a Time and How Great Thou Art.
Musicians were Denis Stahlecker and Raylene Gramm, singers; Velda Adolf,
Interment of cremains followed the services at Fairview Cemetery in
Burlington with Hendricks-Love Mortuary in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Kit Carson County Memorial Hospital in memory of
Louis Knodel and left at 286 16th St., Burlington.
Louis Knodel of Canby, Oreg., lifetime resident of Colorado, died June 3, 1993
from heart failure at the Oregon City, OR hospital. He was 68.
Born to David and Mollie Knodel April 5, 1925, in Bethune, he was raised there
on the family farm. He was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith at the
Hope Congregational Church. He served in Japan with the U.S. Army during World
Following the war he married Thelma Dickman on Nov. 16, 1947 at Loveland. For 30
years they farmed the place Louis was raised on. He loved irrigating with his
black Lab dog and growing and exhibiting the crops at the local and state fairs,
winning a number of awards.
Louis was very active in his community and the activities of his girls, being a
school bus driver of Bethune for several years. He got involved with all their
sports, also 4-H projects.
He was a lifetime member of the V.F.W. and served on the Equity Co-op and K.C.
Suffering from a stroke in December, 1977, they sold the farm and moved to
Burlington; later to Canon City to be close to daughter Dixie and small children
at that time and in 1991 moved to Canby, Ore. to spend some time with daughter
Dalene and two little grandsons up there.
Louis is survived by his wife Thelma and daughters Dalene and husband Jim Emyart
of Canby, OR. Daughter Dixie and husband Eugene Barrington and their first born
son David who is developmentally delayed of Canon City. Grandchildren Chandra
and Clayton Burrows and Jason and Joshua Enyart.
Sisters Fern and Loyd Gramm, Bethune; Elnora and George Bolton, Marion,
TX, Charlotte Lyle, Tucson, AZ, Linda Leach, Redlands, CA.