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.