The body of Mark Edwin Knee, 28, drowned
Thursday evening about seven o'clock in the Deer Flat
lowline canal while swimming with several companions, was
recovered this morning about 2:30 o'clock. The body
was located about 14 feet from where the youth went down.
The body was brought up by George Weber, John Knight and W.
R. Bates, all volunteer workers, using equipment supplied by
the Canyon county sheriff.
had been turned out of the canal but the level had dropped
only about six inches, leaving the body in approximately
seven-feet of water at the time it was found.
The body was brought to the Peckham Funeral chapel in
Caldwell. Services will be held at the chapel Sunday
afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with the Rev. R. E. Parish, pastor
of the Assembly of God church in Caldwell in charge.
Interment will be in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery.
Survivors are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter B. Knee of
Caldwell Route 2; four sisters, Mrs. Lottie McManigal of
Phoenix, Ariz.; Adelia, Lois, and Bessie, all of Caldwell;
two brothers, Cecil and Ralph, both at home.
Knee was born September 4, 1911 at Bonesteel, S. D., and
came to the Pleasant Ridge community with his parents nearly
two years ago from Ainsworth, Neb. He has been
employed at the George Weber ranch in Pleasant Ridge during
most of that time.