Robert E. Knapp 1924 - 2010 Tonganoxie
Services for Robert E. Knapp, 86, Tonganoxie, were Monday, March 29, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Tonganoxie.
Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Tonganoxie.
Mr. Knapp died Thursday, March 25, 2010, at the Tonganoxie Nursing Center.
He was born Feb. 17, 1924, in Fort Dodge, Iowa, the son of Edward and Christine (Cerwick) Knapp. He moved to Tonganoxie in 1973 from Junction City. He was a member of the U.S. Marine Corps. and a veteran of World War II. He married Lucile Kleinfehn on April 28, 1951, at Camp Rucker, Ala. She preceded him in death, as well as his son, Richard Knapp; daughter, Regina Davis; brother, Harold Knapp; and sister, Sylvia Stockwell. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He retired in 1987 from the U.S. Army Civil Service as an equipment technician.
He is survived by four sons, Walter, Topeka, Robert, Colorado Springs, Colo., John, Houston, and James Knapp, Emporia; seven daughters, Mary Knapp, Manhattan, Kathleen Stockman, Tonganoxie, Margaret Knapp, Auburn, Donna Somers, Tonganoxie, Martha Palmer, Topeka, Karen Bearden, Hawaii, and Laura McLaughlin, Riley; and 20 grandchildren.
Memorials are suggested to Sacred Heart Catholic Church or the Good Shepherd Thrift Store, care of Quisenberry Funeral Home, P.O. Box 993, Tonganoxie, KS 66086.
Condolences may be left for the family at quisenberryfh.com.
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