June 9, 1950 - November 22, 2015


Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at Annunciation Catholic Church in Mayhew Lake for Joseph V. Knott, 65 of Mayhew Lake who passed away on Sunday at the St. Cloud Hospital. Rev. Thomas Becker will officiate and burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends and relatives may call from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Friday, November 27, 2015 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids and also one hour prior to services at the church in Mayhew Lake on Saturday. Parish prayers will be at 7:00 p.m. on Friday evening at the funeral home in Sauk Rapids.

Joseph Victor Knott was born on June 9, 1950 in St. Cloud to Nicholas and Alvina (Scheeler) Knott. He lived in the Sauk Rapids area for all of his life, graduating from Sauk Rapids High School in 1968. Joe attended vocational school, studied Automotives and graduated from the St. Cloud Technical College in 1970. He took over and managed the family dairy farm after his father’s passing and was very involved in agriculture and dairy. Joe was a member of Annunciation Catholic Church in Mayhew Lake. He enjoyed deer and goose hunting, fishing and simply being outdoors. He also enjoyed attending truck and tractor pulls. Joe was a calm, quiet and intelligent man who will be remembered as a good listener and friend.

Survivors include his sister, Rita Knott of Mayhew Lake; special cousin, Thomas Knott, Sr.; several aunts and uncles and numerous cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and infant sister, Mary Ann.