Donald E. Knapp went home to be with his Lord and Savior on January 19, 2021.
Don was born on March 20, 1935 to John and Effie (DeWolf) Knapp. Don is survived by his wife of 65 years, MaryLynn. His daughters, Linda (Tim) Clysdale, Lori (Austin) Terry. His brother Bob (Carol) Knapp. Grandchildren Ryan (Trish) Terry, Chad (Jessy) Terry, Kayla (Joe) Pearcy and Patrick Clysdale. Great Grandchildren, Annabelle and Madelyn Terry, Levi and Luke Terry, and Claire and Jack Pearcy. Don is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Don loved spending time outside walking, riding his bike and taking special care of his lawn, that he took pride in. When he wasn’t outside he was cheering on the Detroit Tigers and the Lions.
Don and MaryLynn are members of Centerpoint Church in Kalamazoo. Memorial contributions can be made to Centerpoint Church Senior Ministries. Following his wishes, cremation has taken place. A graveside service is being planned for after Covid.
While visiting Don’s webpage at www.avinkcremation.com please sign the guestbook by lighting a candle and or sharing a memory with the family. The family is being served by Avink Funeral Home; 5975 Lovers Lane in Portage.