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George Knaphus, 75, died Saturday, 20 May 2000, after a two year battle with lymphoma. He was born at McCallsburg, Iowa and resided on a farm near there except during his WWII service years and his undergraduate college years at UNI until moving to Ames in 1998. He graduated from McCallsburg High School in 1942, served in the U.S. Army from 1943-45 in the 112th Infantry 28th division in Europe, and fought in the Battle of the Bulge, receiving the Bronze Star. He graduated with a B.S. in education from Iowa State Teachers College in 1949, earning master and doctorate degrees in plant pathology in 1951 and 1964, respectively, from Iowa State University. He married Marie Gjenvick in August 1947. He farmed and served as teacher and principal at McCallsburg Consolidated School and as a science teacher at NESCO High School prior to returning to Iowa State University to complete his doctoral studies. He joined the faculty at Iowa State University in 1964, eventually serving as a professor in the departments of Botany and of Curriculum and Instruction. He is survived by his wife, Marie, sons Kris and Dan, daughters Debbie and Dawn and nine grandchildren.

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June 2001

Journal Title

Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science





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