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Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
Doris Knopf

   Doris “Maude” Knopf, 85, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 14, 2006.

   She was born in Highwood, Michigan on Feb. 22, 1921.

   "My parents were Arthur and Bertha (McConnell) Whitney. I married Walter Knopf on Nov. 3, 1945 and was married for 42 years.

   I was a trapper in my younger days with my parents and also helped run the family dance hall in the 40’s called Whiskey Beach in Highwood. I loved the Lord, fishing, especially trout and ice fishing.

   I loved to mushroom hunt, pick wild berries and go to the casino. Growing up in the depression era with 10 siblings was hard times.

   I am survived by two siblings; brother Clarence Whitney and wife Lillian of Gladwin County, and sister Norma Folts and husband Bill of Flint. My husband, Walter; my brothers, Arthur Whitney and Gordon Whitney; and sisters, Agnes Boyer, Dollie Boyer, Marian Tally, Grace Gildner, Dina Schliler, Meda Goheen all preceded me in death. I have many nieces and nephews and many great-nieces and nephews; and one pair of angels, my niece and nephew Debbie and Jim Vanhorn, who were always looking after me.

   I am a lifetime member of Disabled American Veterans Auxillary and Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxillary.

   I am writing my own obituary. Services were held at Hall Funeral Home in Gladwin Monday, Oct. 16, 2006. Rev. Jim Huggard officiated and my burial is in Rhodes Cemetery next to my treasured loved ones."

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Burial/Final Location
Rhodes Cemetery, Rhodes, MI
Publication Information
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Gladwin County Record, Gladwin, MI
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September 2009
Bob Frei
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