Violet C. Knapp 1926-2017

Violet C. Knapp

Violet C. Knapp, 91, of the town of Colburn, Chippewa County, died at home on Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017.
Violet was born on Jan. 9, 1926 in Guttenberg, Iowa to the late Henry and Catherine (Eggerth) Morarend. As a young girl, her family moved to the Gilman area. She graduated from Gilman High School. She worked at Presto in Eau Claire and during the war helped manufacture munitions. On Aug. 31, 1946 she was united in marriage to Bernard Knapp.
Violet was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Cornell and the Gilman American Legion Auxillary. Violet was always full of adventure. She loved being outdoors and being close to nature. She was also very dedicated to her family and helping others. Her kind-hearted soul will be missed immensely, but her impression of the life she lived will carry on through her family. 
Violet is survived by her children, Gary (Karen) Knapp and Carolyn (Gary) Wilcenski, all of Gilman and Diane (Ronald) Wicke of Medford; eight grandchildren, Scott, Kevin and Bob Webster, Ron Wicke, Jamie Wilcenski, Danielle Green, Tracie and Cody Knapp; six great-grandchildren, Tyra, Kiarra, Shayanne, Halle, Violet and Kilian; a sister, Kathleen Cole of Belvidere, Ill. and a brother-in-law, Jerry Lang.
Violet was preceded in death by parents; her husband, Bernard (2007); a brother, Harvey Morarend and two sisters, Janice Lang and Ilene Krupa.
A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 30 at the Gilman Funeral Home with Father Eric Linzmaier officiating. Burial followed in Meadowbrook Catholic Cemetery. Visitation was from 11 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday.

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