|1/21/2013 12:43:00 PM|
George H. Knoop
MAZON-George H. Knoop, 85, of Mazon passed away Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 at his home. He was born on April 7, 1927 in Joliet, the son of William and Freda (Luehrs) Knoop.
He was employed at Olin Chemical for 36 years until his retirement. His greatest love was for the lord, family, life, nature, music, and all Gods' creations great and small. He was a man of great faith, and had a passion for horses, even driving a team of horses at different events. After retirement he spent his time gardening, caring for animals on the farm, and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren whom he was blessed with and loved dearly. He also served as a US Marine first Division, First Signal Assault, occupying mainland China. George was loved by all who knew him and will be dearly missed.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 64 years, Anna (D'Orazio) Knoop; three children: Karl (Dawn) Knoop of Mazon, Cindy (Richard) Fritz of Manhattan, and Rita (Dr. Peter) Vienne, of Mazon; 10 grandchildren: Richie (Stacy) Fritz, Matthew (Natalie) Fritz, Jeremy Fritz, Kadie (Stan) Kowalewski, Jonathan Knoop, Peter (Cortney) Vienne, Zachary Vienne, Sarah (Matthew) Jones, Jacob (Kara) Vienne and Samantha Vienne; seven great-grandchildren, a sister, Shirley Yowell; five sisters-in-law: Jennie Knoop, Eva Galounis, Ida (Manny) Delrose, Nancy (Paul) Corsetti, and Rita (Richard) Mattea brother-in-law and best friend, Joe (Josi) Srsnick and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters: Lorraine Seeman, Florence Thompson, Hazel Ruttell Monaghan and Fern Jones; two brothers: Ahron Knoop and Maurice Knoop.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, 9:30 a.m. from Ferrari Funeral Services, 1044 Ferrari Dr., Coal City to Assumption of The Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church, for a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian burial. Father Robert Noesen will officiate. Interment will be in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery with full military honors.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, Jan. 23 from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Family and friends can sign the online guestbook at www.ferrarifuneral.com.
George's grandchildren will be serving as pallbearers and Joe Srsnick will be honorary pallbearer.
Memorial contributions in George's name may be directed to the charity of the donor's choice.
Ferrari Funeral Services in Coal City is in charge of arrangements.