Louis Knapp Jr., age 79, of Marengo, passed away Monday, October 8, 2018, at Unity Point Health St. Lukes, Cedar Rapids. Funeral Service: 10:30 a.m., Friday, October 12, 2018, at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo, with Pastor Andrew Gray officiating. Burial will be in the Marengo Cemetery. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday, October 11, 2018 at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo. A memorial fund has been established.
Louis is survived by his wife Margaret “Marge”; three children Edward Knapp (Kathy), Marengo, Mary Knapp (Randy), Sumner, and David (Heidi) Knapp, Marengo; four grandchildren Larry Baugh, Conner Knapp, Caden Knapp and Nichloas Lacher. He is preceded in death by his parents, a son Thomas in July 1980, two sisters Mary Becker and Betty Herman and a brother Raymond.
Louis Knapp , Jr., was born March 3, 1939, in Prairieburg, the son of Louis Edward and Rose E. Schley. He married Margaret “Marge” Owens on July 1, 1961 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, in Marengo. Louis was a farmer his whole life. He also worked at Amana Refrigeration for 43 years. He enjoyed fishing, collecting coins, watching his cows and playing bingo. He especially loved his grandkids.