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November 21, 1919 - November 20, 2012

Adrian was born November 21, 1919 at home on the original homestead in Burr Oak Township in Winneshiek County, Iowa to R. Emmett and Anna (Mullaney) Knox.

Adrian attended the Number 7 Burr Oak Country School through 8th grade and graduated from the Canton High School in Canton, Minnesota. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II.  After returning from the War, he moved back to the farm where he lived and farmed with his two brothers, and best friends, Leo and Harold.  They were known locally as “The Boys."  He was a member of the Assumption Catholic Church in Canton and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.  Adrian enjoyed fishing, hunting, traveling the world, tinkering with farm machinery, and playing cards.

Adrian passed away Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at Harmony Community Healthcare at the age of 92.

Adrian is survived by his loving sister, Marjorie Horihan of Lanesboro, Minnesota; and 20 nieces and nephews, and several great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers Harold, Leo, John, Richard and Roger;  two nephews, a niece and a great niece.

Funeral Mass will be 11 AM Saturday, November 24, 2012 at the Assumption Catholic Church in Canton, Minnesota with Father Shawn Haremza officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Agnes Catholic Cemetery, Plymouth Rock, Cresco, Iowa with military honors from the Veterans of Foreign Wars.  Visitation will be 4 – 6 PM Friday at the Assumption Catholic Church in Canton and one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday.

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