King-Lynk Funeral Home obituary – Jerry J. Knapp, 85, formerly of Fort Madison

Jerry J. Knapp, 85, formerly of Fort Madison

Jerry J. Knapp, 85, of Centerville and formerly of Ft. Madison passed away on Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 12:05 PM at the Centerville Specialty Care Center. 

   He was born on January 30, 1935 in Centerville to Arthur and Cecil Maxell Knapp.  On January 6, 1954 he married Joan Robbins and she passed away on March 8, 2003. Jerry retired from the US Air Force after a full career serving in both the Vietnam and Korean Wars.  He enjoyed spending time with his family and watching sports.  

   Survivors include one daughter, Stacy (fiancé Steve Stickler) Knapp of Centerville; one granddaughter, Michaela McCarl of Centerville and one brother, John Knapp of Lexington, NY; nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, wife; a daughter Terry Ulm; five brothers; two sisters and one grandson. 

   A graveside service with full military rites was held on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 11 AM at Soldiers’ Circle, Oakland Cemetery.  King-Lynk Funeral Home is assisting the family.

   A memorial has been established in his memory and online condolences may be left at

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