Quentin Knussman (11-9-14) service 11-15-14

Quentin Miles Knussmann was born in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1923. He married Betty Kaner on Jan. 22, 1950. They had a wonderful 64-year marriage.
Quentin received his Masters Degree from Washington University in St. Louis. After many years in the corporate life, he and wife, Betty, along with their four children, bought Pickwick Catfish Farm in 1974. They started a catfish restaurant serving the fish Quentin raised and harvested in the ponds. He lived there until four years ago when his Alzheimer’s disease made it necessary to be put into Savannah Health Care, where he died peacefully and painlessly on Nov. 9, at 91.
In addition to the catfish farm, Quentin was a guidance counselor for Adamsville High School, a math teacher at Southside School and a college Business professor at University of North Alabama.
Quentin loved living here on the catfish farm, fishing on the lake for just about anything, raising goats, morning coffee with the guys, flying his plane, and most of all, golfing with Betty.
Quentin is a veteran of the United States Army/Air Force and served in WWII.
He is survived by wife, Betty, and their four children, Gregory Knussmann and wife Roberta of Manassas, Virginia, Pamela Goese and husband Jim of Pickwick, Kevin Knussmann and wife Jill of Golden, Colorado, and Gillian Baker and husband Bill of Boone, North Carolina, along with seven grandchildren, James, Taylor, Chelsea, Daniel, Glenn, Graham and Spencer.
Quentin’s body has been donated to science for researching Alzheimer’s.
A memorial will be held on Saturday, Nov. 15 at 10 a.m., at Pickwick United Methodist Church, 10575 Hwy 57 S., in Counce, with Rev. Luther Ray Chandler officiating.

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