One hour prior to the service at the church.
11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 23rd at Immanuel
Lutheran Church in Lincoln
Funeral home: Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral
Norman F. Knollenberg, 83, passed away on Saturday,
June14, 2014 at St.Clara’s Manor in Lincoln, IL.
He was born June 16, 1930 to Herman and Bertha
Knollenberg of New Holland, IL.
He is survived by a son, Allen Knollenberg of New
Castle, DE, two brothers, William and Kenneth, both
of Lincoln,one sister, Dorothy(Hampe), of Lincoln
a granddaughter, Kimberly(Griffin), of Rutland, VT.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Walter, a
sister,Ruby(Aper) and his wife Gwendolyn.
Norman served in the US Marine Corp during the
KoreanConflict where he was stationed in Oceanside,
CA and Boston, MA. While stationed at Oceanside he
was an amphibious landing craft mechanic and a
member of the Camp Pendleton trap shooting team.
Later, after being transferred to Boston, he served
as a MP. Upon completion of his tour of duty he
returned to Lincoln where he began farming near
Lawndale and Beason until he retired in 2005. He was
also a DeKalb Seed Dealer for over 50 years.
Norman was a longtime fan of Lincoln High School
Railer basketball serving many years as a member of
the fan club Board of Directors. He was an avid
Cardinals fan who also enjoyed ballroom dancing.
Norman was a lifelong member of Immanuel Lutheran
A service in memory of Norman will be held at 11:00
a.m. on Saturday, August 23rd at Immanuel Lutheran
Church with Pastor Turner officiating. A luncheon
will be provided after the service. Visitation will
be from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the church, prior to
Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home is in charge of
Memorials may be made to the family.
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