Marvin Alvin Knorr Sr.
Marvin Knorr of Skagway died in Juneau on Aug. 4. He was 89. He was born in Beaver Dam, Wis., to Alvin and Mabel Knorr.
In 1938, he was working as a fish and game warden for the state of Wisconsin when he came to Alaska with friends to go fishing.
He decided to live in Ketchikan, bought a fishing boat and decided to fish commercially. He was drafted into the Army and joined in Anchorage. After doing one hitch as a private, he was promoted to sergeant. He continued to serve in the Air, Sea & Rescue. After the Army, he moved to Juneau. He bought a second boat and, after fishing for a while, he leased both boats and went to work for Gross Theaters and Apartments.
Marvin and Inez met in Juneau and married in 1951, and moved to Skagway soon after. In Skagway, he went to work for the City of Skagway as an equipment operator, then as a Police officer, and for White Pass & Yukon Route as a welder.
He enjoyed teaching young people firearms safety and loved to fish and hunt. He and Inez traveled extensively and he always said he never traveled to any place that was prettier than Alaska. He lived in Alaska for 65 years.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Inez; sons Bill Hall of Corpus Christi, Marvin Knorr Jr. of Edgewood, Ky., Mark Knorr of Folsom, Calif., Keith Knorr of Skagway, and 11 grandchildren.