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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

NWA Capt. Harlan G. Knauf

~ IN MEMORY ~
NWA Capt. Harlan G. Knauf
March 7, 1923 ~ November 15, 2014
 
Notification with the passing of NWA pilot Captain Harlan George Knauf, age 91.  Captain Knauf also was a master mechanic, crew chief, and flight engineer with Northwest.  Records indicate his hire date with Northwest Airlines as 11-07-1949 and retirement date as 06-30-1986.
 
To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at  http://www.gillbrothers.com/obituaries/harlan-george-knauf  Services for Captain Knauf are planned for tomorrow November 20th at 11 AM, Bloomington Covenant Church in Bloomington MN, with visitation one hour prior to services. 
 
Captain Knauf is survived by his wife Dolores.  The Knauf’s residence is listed as 
 1220 Glenwood Drive , Mount Pleasant  MI 48858-4328  ...  (989) 775-8014 
 
Gill Brothers Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.
Thank you,
        ~ Carol for the PCN
               Memorial blogspot   http://pcnflightwest.blogspot.com/
 
“I slipped the surly bonds of earth and danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings.”
KNAUF, HARLAN GEORGE; was born March 7, 1923 in Alexandria, MN; and entered into heaven November 15, 2014 in Mt. Pleasant MI. He was a pilot in the Navy during WWII and continued his career with Northwest Airlines as a pilot. His last plane was the 747 and his favorite flight of destination was Hawaii. Harlan had a strong faith in Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and was an Elder at Redemption Lutheran Church in Bloomington, MN. Harlan is survived by his wife, Dolores; son, Keith; and daughters, Joy and Kim.
.Published in Heritage Newspapers on Nov. 19, 2014
 
Harlan George Knauf was born March 7, 1923 in Alexandria, MN and entered into heaven November 15, 2014 in Mt. Pleasant MI. He graduated from Brown Institute and attended St. Olaf. He was a pilot in the Navy during WWII. After the war he worked for Northwest Airlines as a Mechanic, Flight Engineer and retired as a Pilot. His last plane was the 747 and his favorite flight of destination was Hawaii. Harlan had a strong faith in Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and was an Elder at Redemption Lutheran Church in Bloomington, MN. Harlan is survived by his wife, Dolores, of 65 years, son, Keith (Ida) Knauf grandchildren LaWonna and Matthew, Vacaville, CA; daughter Joyanne (Rudy) Hamilton and grandchildren Tina, Martin and Sonta, Shageluk, AK; and daughter Kimberly (Jeffrey) Voigt and grandchildren Brigham, Landon and Mackenzie, Mt. Pleasant, MI. and six great grandchildren; Ethen, Adam, Ava, Emily, Sydney and Ryder. He is preceded in death by his loving parents George and Meta Knauf of Pengilly, MN.
Funeral service will be held on Thursday, November 20, at 11 AM, at Bloomington Covenant Church, 10150 Xerxes Ave. S., Bloomington. Visitation 1 hour prior to service at the church. Interment at Dawn Valley Memorial Park.

www.GILLBROTHERS.com      Bloomington 952-888-7771

2 comments:

  1. Love you, Daddy. Every time a different kind of plane lands here in Shageluk, Alaska, I take a picture for you, like I always did. Love you. Thanks for being the PERFECT Dad.

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  2. Forgot to mention, when you flew over Shageluk on your way to Tokyo, people here still remember hearing you on the radio, "Big Red Tail flying over Shageluk." What a fun way to communicate with my Dad in the middle of Alaska as you were flying 35,000' above me! Now you are heavenly. Still see the "Big Red Tail". Love you.

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