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Old 09-22-2011, 04:08 AM
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R.I.P. kknudson

I just came across 2 posts from automator, a close friend of Kevin Knudson making us aware of his unexpected passing. I emailed automator asking if he could forward an obituary, where to send condolences to the family, and if any charities have been set up in his memory. He has mentioned that they will be wanting to sell his 55,000 original miles 500SL, so hopefully we can find a good home for it.

Friend is looking at a Used MB

He was a great contribution and character in open discussion. You will be missed, Kevin.

http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/members/kknudson.html

http://www.knudsons.com/Page1.htm

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Old 09-22-2011, 06:18 AM
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I am very sorry to hear of Kevin's passing.
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Old 09-22-2011, 07:43 AM
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Sudden and very sad.
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Old 09-22-2011, 08:11 AM
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My thoughts are with his Family
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Old 09-22-2011, 09:05 AM
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Very sad to hear. He wasn't that old.
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Old 09-22-2011, 09:05 AM
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My thoughts are with his Family
X2 and with kknudson.
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Old 09-22-2011, 10:33 AM
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R.I.P Mr. Kknudson.
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Old 09-22-2011, 10:54 AM
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My condolences. Very sorry to hear the news.
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Old 09-22-2011, 12:23 PM
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Oh, man. Thoughts, prayers and condolences to his family.
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Old 09-22-2011, 12:47 PM
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My condolences to his friends and family...seemed like a great guy and I always enjoyed reading his contributions on here. R.I.P.
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Old 09-22-2011, 09:57 PM
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My condolences to his family. He will be missed here, as well.
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Old 09-22-2011, 11:05 PM
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Would he be any relation to Todd?
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Old 09-24-2011, 01:35 AM
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I tried Finding an obituary online... I only found out he Passed on September 14, 2011...
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Old 10-04-2011, 09:02 AM
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All,
Thanks for the kind words. Kevin really was a great guy. I hate to rank my friends, but can honestly say he was my best friend.
Sorry that I haven't been back to check in here sooner. Kevin's widow has a lot to deal with right now. She has not made any plans for a memorial at this time. He was cremated, and she intends to plan a memorial "some time". Right now she is trying to figure out how to pay the bills. She lost her job about a month before Kevin passed away.
The cause of death seems to be an aortic aneurysm. So it was quick and it is beleived that he died in his sleep. Probably the way all of us would like to go, but very tough on those left behind.
Selling the car would be a big help to Kevin's wife. If anyone has any ideas to help sell the car, or if I can answer any questions, please let me know.

Thanks.
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Old 10-04-2011, 09:12 AM
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Oy vey.... Thats rough take a lot of pictures of it, put it in the sale section. I'm quite sure it'd sell, if not, Tyler may be able to point you to another place to sell it other then ebay

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