Lawrence Edward Knott

Lawrence Edward Knott

September 24, 1942 – April 19, 2021

 Preceded in death by parents, Ed and Helen Knott.  Survived by wife, Sheila; sons: Steve (Rebecca), Jeff, and Jason Knott; six grandchildren: Brody, Blake, Lexi, Colton, Jocelyn, Landen; eight brothers and sisters.

VISITATION observing CDC guidelines: Wednesday, April 21st from 5pm to 7pm at Mary Our Queen Catholic Church, 3405 S. 118th Street, with VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Thursday, April 22nd at 11am at Mary Our Queen Catholic Church.  Interment: Resurrection Mausoleum.  Memorials will be directed by the family.

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Larry Edward Knott was born on September 24, 1942.  He was the son of Edward and Helen Knott.  He graduated from Manilla High School.  After high school, he served as a medic in the Army, Honorably discharged on March 25, 1968.. On August 6, 1966, he was united in marriage with Sheila Houston at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Dunlap, IA.

Larry worked at Old Home Bread Company and Robert’s Dairy in Omaha, Nebraska.  He also started a family lawn mowing business to help put his boys thru college.  Larry and Sheila had three children:  Steve, Jeff, and Jason.

Larry loved spending time outside in the sun, coaching 6th grade MOQ basketball team, Prairie Lane baseball, and taking the grandkids to Sunrize Donuts on the weekend.  Larry enjoyed spending long days at Rosenblatt Stadium during the College World Series out in the bleachers.  Larry served as President of the Mary Our Queen Athletic Committee, was a proud member of the Teamsters, enjoyed chicken dinners at Fraternal Order of Eagles, and always had a cold beer ready for family and friends that visited.

Upon retirement Larry and Sheila built a villa in West Omaha and spent time with grandkids.  Larry loved Sheila and the boys with all his heart and often shared his feelings thru handwritten letters he personally delivered.  Larry survived leukemia in his past and fought health issues in his retirement years.  Larry was not a fan of hospitals and was content spending his final moments at home surrounded by family.

Larry is survived by his wife, Sheila; sons, Steve (Rebecca), Jeff, and Jason; six grandchildren: Brody, Blake, Lexi, Colton, Jocelyn, and Landen;, eight brothers and sisters; in-laws; nephews, and nieces.



  • Trish Trofholz Posted April 19, 2021 3:26 pm

    Sheila, Steve, Jeff, Jason and families,
    Heaven is celebrating another Angel who just joined their family today! Today he has been escorted through those pearly gates by his parents, our parents, and I know Troffers was waiting to welcome him too, along with friends & family.
    Larry was a wonderful, loving, caring person who wanted to be friends with everyone he met along his path in life. He was my extra brother, always looking out for me too.
    It is a very difficult time for you all, for the entire family, but prayers and love will help you as you take one day at a time and the hurting will be less-eventually. The memories you all have, the stories you all share will make you smile again, even though that seems hard to believe right now.
    Always be there for each other, laugh,talk and cry together. Speak of Larry often, because he will forever be in your hearts. No one can take your wonderful memories away!!
    Love and Prayers,
    Trish Trofholz(Sister-in-Law)

  • Jeff knott Posted April 20, 2021 6:10 am

    I am sure going to miss you! You suffered long enough. We are at peace knowing that you are now resting in peace with the rest of your family in heaven. You worked so hard to make sure that mom, Steve, Jason, and I were happy and well taken care of. Colton, Jocelyn, and Landen sure miss you too and the Sunrize donut days. They talk about it every day. You were very lucky to have such a great wife by your side every step of the way. Now it is our turn to take care of mom so you can Rest In Peace.

    We love you SO MUCH dad and grandpa!!
    Jeff, Colton, Jocelyn, and Landen Knott

  • Jason Knott Posted April 20, 2021 10:47 am

    Dad, I am glad u will be resting in peace now and no pain or suffering. U battled everything that came in your way and just kept fighting even in the final couple days. I am so glad I
    was able to do everything I possibly could to help Mom take care of you each and everyday. It is now our turn to take care of Mom and help with anything she needs. We know u worked your tail off to give us all such a good life. Just enjoy heaven and know that Steve, Jeff, Mom and I will all help one another out. I know u will be watching down on all of us just as you always did. Love u Dad!!

  • Pete & Carol Rygol Posted April 20, 2021 12:10 pm

    RIP Larry and God be with you. We lived across from you on 122nd St. Our two oldest sons, Matt & Andy, played with Jason as youngsters. You were good neighbors.

  • Kari Evans Posted April 20, 2021 1:04 pm

    Sheila, Steve, Jeff, Jason & family,
    We’re thinking of all of you in these very difficult times and wish you peace and comfort in all of the cherished memories you have of your time with Uncle Larry. We have so many family memories growing up of going to our cousin’s homes and were lucky enough to be able to get together often to celebrate birthdays, holidays and just have random get togethers. The Knott household was definitely a big part of our childhood and open and welcoming to all of us for lots of fun times whether we were playing outside, playing all of the fun games in the basement or gathering the family around the table for a wild game of in between. Uncle Larry was very loved and supported by his loving wife Sheila, his sons and his sweet grandchildren. We’ll miss you Uncle Larry but know you are now at peace and comfort and were welcomed to the other side by beloved family and friends.
    -Kari & Paul

  • Bill and Janie Krajicek Posted April 20, 2021 7:26 pm

    Sheila and family, We are so sorry to hear about Larry’s passing. We will always remember Larry as a kind, caring, fun-loving man who loved his family with all his heart. Prayers for comfort and peace for all of you during this difficult time. Love and hugs to you all. Bill and Janie

  • Herbert Bandow-Joleen Bandow Posted April 21, 2021 6:39 pm

    So sorry to hear of the loss of Larry. Just wanted you’s to know we are thinking of you Sheila and boys. Glad you have great memories of him. Memories are so precious….Bud and Jo

  • JEFF KRAJICEK Posted April 23, 2021 10:18 am

    Sheila, Steve, Jeff, Jason & family, you are in our thought s and prayers. Mr. Knott was a kind, generous, funny man, and no question a legendary coach. His memory has and will continue to live on when we reminisce about our MOQ 6th grade basketball glory days. May he rest in peace and you also find peace, comfort and love. Jeff Krajicek

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