first_imgFred KnorpFred L. Knorp, 86, died June 11, 2013 at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.Fred was born April 23, 1927 to Claude and Lena (Fenton) Knorp in Wellington.He attended school in Wellington and college at Emporia State.  He served in the Navy during WWII and was a member of the VFW and past Commander of the American Legion.He worked on the Santa Fe Railroad and was a Supervisor at Boeing Aircraft and then retired from Montgomery Elevator.He loved hunting, fishing, playing cards, and shooting pool.  Family and friends were a special part of his life.  He loved cooking for everyone and could fix prime rib better than anyone.He was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife, Marilyn; brother, Claude Knorp; and sister, Mary Knorp.Survivors include his son, Rick Knorp and wife Nancy of Clay Center, KS; daughter, Carol Harris of Hudson, NC; grandchildren, Leigh Matthews and husband Darryl of Tulsa, OK, Jason Taylor of Hickory, NC, Jeremy Butterworth of Independence, VA, Jessica Edson and husband Darryl of Wichita, KS and Sarah Knorp of Manhattan, KS;  five great grandchildren; sister, Dortha Simpson of Wellington, KS; brother, Kenneth Knorp and wife Beverly of Sun City, AZ; brother-in-law, James Lammy of Yellville, AR; and several nieces and nephews.Graveside Services will be held at Prairie Lawn Cemetery on Friday, June 14, 2013 at 2:00 P.M.Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, June 13, 2013 from 1 – 8 p.m.  The family will be present to greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m.A memorial has been established with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  Contributions can be left at the funeral home.Frank Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.To leave condolences or sign our guest book, please visit our website at www.frankfuneralhome.netlast_img

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