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Michael Knapp

January 15, 1932 — June 2, 2018

Eureka- Michael Knapp, Jr., 86, of Eureka, went to be with the Lord at 6:48 p.m., Saturday, June 2, 2018 at the Apostolic Christian Home of Eureka.

He was born January 15, 1932 in Goodfield, IL to Michael Knapp, Sr. and Lydia Knapp. He married E. Luann Bittner on August 15, 1954 in Roanoke. She survives.

Also surviving are his children: Jon (Pat) Knapp of Eureka, Susan (Curt) Gramm of Gridley, Trudie (Elwood) Yackley of Taylor, MO, Jamie (Casey) Knobloch of Gridley; one sister, Mida Fehr of Hudson, Harold (Mary Jane) Knapp of Bloomfield, IA, one sister-in-law Wilma Knapp of Eureka; nine grandchildren, Ryan (Elizabeth) Knapp, Brandon (Amy) Knapp, Blake Knapp, Sara Knapp, Nicole (Todd) Witzig, Lindsey (Joseph) Knochel, Reed (Bethany) Witzig, Wade Knobloch and Mara Knobloch; and eighteen great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers George and Frank Knapp and two sisters, Evelyn Walker, LaVina Schmeckpeper and one infant sister.

Michael was a Korean War Army veteran. He earned a Korean service Ribbon with two Bronze Service Stars, Defense service metal and a combat medal. He was honorably discharged as a Sergeant First Class.

Michael was a local grain and livestock farmer before moving his family to Ewing, MO. He farmed in the Ewing/Taylor, Mo area from 1975 to 2012 when he retired. He moved back to Eureka to enjoy his retirement. In his spare time he enjoyed woodworking. He was a member of the Goodfield, IL and Taylor, MO Apostolic Christian Church, where he served as a Sunday school teacher at both. Most of all, Michael enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at the Goodfield Apostolic Church. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m., Tuesday at the Goodfield Apostolic Church Hall and form 9 to 9:45 on Wednesday at the Church. Church ministers will officiate. Burial will be in Goodfield/Congerville Apostolic Christian Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Apostolic Christian Home in Eureka.

Online tributes and condolences may be made at


JUN 5. 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CDT)

Goodfield Apostolic Christian Fellowship Hall
Goodfield, IL


JUN 6. 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM (CDT)

Goodfield Apostolic Christian Church
218 W. Fisk St.
Goodfield, IL 61742

Funeral service

JUN 6. 10:00 AM (CDT)

Goodfield Apostolic Christian Church
218 W. Fisk St.
Goodfield, IL 61742

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