E. Knott Obituary (1931 – 2022) – Rock Island, IL


E. Lorraine Knott

June 16, 1931 – January 28, 2022

E. Lorraine Knott, 90, of Milan, died on Friday January 28, 2022 at ProMedica Nursing and Rehabilitation, Moline.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, February 4, 2022 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory, Rock Island. Visitation will be held beginning Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Rock Island National Cemetery. Memorials may be left with the American Heart Association.

Lorraine was born June 16, 1931, in Rock Island, the daughter of Oliver G. and Frances (Crawford) Eklund. She married Robert R. Johnson on March 23, 1950 in Rock Island. She then married Clifton Knott on April 22, 1977 in Nashville, Tennessee. He predeceased her on October 24, 1999. She had recently dated Robert Doering, until his death in December 2020.

She had been employed at First Midwest Bank, Moline as a cashier, retiring in 1988. She had also been employed at Black Hawk Bank, Milan.

Lorraine enjoyed gardening, growing flowers, sewing and travelling. She had been a member of the Rock Island Moose and Eagle Clubs, the Svithiod Club of Moline, and the Vikings Club of Moline.

Survivors include his daughter, Katherine Crooks, Rock Island; grandson, Adam Crooks, Davenport; stepchildren, Cheryl Meeske and Criss Knott; grandchildren, Heather Lee Rudsell, Elizabeth Rudsell, Montana Leann Rudsell, Erica Tessa Renae Rudsell, Elizabeth Westerhof-Crooks and Caleb Westerhof-Crooks; several step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

he was preceded in death by his parents; Oliver and Frances; grandson, Eric Lee Rudsell in 2014 and brother, Oliver E. Eklund.

Online condolences can be left for the family at wheelanpressly.com.

Published by The Rock Island Dispatch Argus on February 1, 2022.


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