Ralph E. Knapp, 88, Bloomington, IL
Ralph E. Knapp, 88 of Bloomington, IL and formerly of Cissna Park passed away at 8:05 pm on Friday, June 01, 2012 at his residence.
Ralph was born on November 22, 1923 in Cissna Park, a son of Adam J. and Elizabeth Frank Knapp. He married Verena Meiss on December 21, 1947 in Danville and she survives.
Other survivors include three sons, Stan Knapp of Allen, TX, Kevin (Dixie) Knapp of Bloomington, and Keith (Kay) Knapp of Hoopeston; one daughter, Mardel Knapp of Bloomington; two brothers and three sister-in-laws, Charles Knapp of Bloomington, Wayne (Delores) Knapp of Watseka, Doris Knapp of Cissna Park, and Mary Knapp of Bloomington; seven grandchildren, Alesa (Clint) Bahler, Lucas (Angie), Dustin, Spencer, Jennifer, Jackie, and Jason Knapp; and three great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Melvin and Earl Knapp; and one sister, Alma Dreyer.
Mr. Knapp was a member of the Apostolic Christian Church in Bloomington as well as member of the Cissna Park American Legion. Ralph was a District Manager for Dale Carnegie Courses for 20 years and also a retired farmer. He served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Visitation will be from 3:00-7:00 pm on Sunday, June 3, 2012 at the Apostolic Christian Church in Bloomington and from 9:00-9:45 am on Monday at the church.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 am on Monday, June 4, 2012 at the Apostolic Christian Church in Bloomington with the ministers of the church officiating.
Graveside services will be at 2:00 pm on Monday at the Apostolic Christian Cemetery in Cissna Park with military rites by the Cissna Park American Legion Post #527.
Memorials may be made to the Apostolic Christian Church Outreach Fund.
Arrangements by Knapp Funeral Home in Cissna Park.
Please sign the online guestbook at www.knappfuneralhomes.com.