Ronald Eugene Knapp, 85, of Marion, died Wednesday December 11, 2019 in the Dennis & Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday December 20, 2019 at Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories. A visitation will be held on Thursday December 19, 2019, from 4-7 p.m. at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home. Burial: Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Carol, his children; Roger (Kim) Knapp of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Renee (Juana) Knapp of Marion, Iowa, his siblings, Ruby Drexler of Central City, Iowa and Bill Knapp of Zearing, Iowa. Also surviving are his grandchildren; Scott (Rachel) Knapp, Jill Knapp, Cory Knapp, Haley Knapp, Wyatt Hawkins, great grandchildren; Davin Knapp, Jazlyn Pittman and Henry Rettenmeier. He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Richard Knapp.
Ronald was born August 28, 1934 in Marion, Iowa, the son of Fred and Stella (Pemberton) Knapp. He married Carol M. Merritt on September 19, 1957 in Belton, Texas. Ronald retired from the Quaker Oats Company after 40 years of service. He enjoyed word search, feeding the birds and working on puzzles and later framing them. Ronald was an avid Chicago Cubs and Iowa Hawkeye fan. He served in the Army during peacetime.
Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society in memory of Ronald.