Adrian Knox
Adrian Knox
Adrian Lavern Knox, 92, of Harmony, formerly of rural Burr Oak, Iowa, died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at Harmony Community Healthcare.

He was born Nov. 21, 1919, at home on the original homestead in Burr Oak Township in Winneshiek County, Iowa, to R. Emmett and Anna (Mullaney) Knox. He attended the Number 7 Burr Oak Country School through eighth grade and graduated from the Canton High School in Canton. 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. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, traveling the world, tinkering with farm machinery, and playing cards.

He is survived by his loving sister, Marjorie Horihan of Lanesboro; 20 nieces and nephews, and several great-nieces and great-nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his five brothers, Harold, Leo, John, Richard and Roger; two nephews, a niece and a great-niece.

The funeral Mass was held Saturday, Nov. 24, at the Assumption Catholic Church in Canton with the Rev. Shawn Haremza officiating. Burial was in the St. Agnes Catholic Cemetery, Plymouth Rock, in rural Cresco, with military honors from the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Mengis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.