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Knapp, John (Jack) Roger 1922-1966


Posted By: Doris Hoffman, Volunteer (email)
Date: 8/29/2018 at 14:43:07


WESTFIELD, Iowa Special: Funeral services for John Roger (Jack) Knapp, 44, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Westfield Congregational Church. The Rev. Donald Robert will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Akron, Iowa under the direction of the Schroeder Funeral Home.

A lifelong resident of the Westfield area, Mr. Knapp died unexpectedly Wednesday night in an Omaha hospital. He worked as a mechanic for Barber Transportation Co. of Sioux City and was in Omaha making repairs on trucks when stricken with an apparent heart attack.

He married Phyllis Carlberg Aug. 14, 1943, in Sioux City. He served in the armed forces of the United States from 1943 to 1945.

Survivors include the widow; three sons, Gordon of Trinidad, Colo., Junior College; Stanley and Bryan, both of Westfield; a daughter Barbara of Westfield; his mother, Mrs. Blanche Knapp of Scotia, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Wallace Raab of Vermillion, and a brother, Randall, of Santa Anna, Calif.

Sioux City Journal
Friday, Nov. 18, 1966
Sioux City, IA

Funeral services were held Saturday, November 19, at Westfield Congregational church, Rev. Donald Roberts officiating. Leslie Cornwell, a relative from Sioux City, was soloist, and Mrs. Florence Knapp was pianist. Casket bearers were Cyrus Knapp, David Nelson, Wurth Banks, Roy Postlewait and Arden Banks. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery at Akron.

Jack Knapp was born October 16, 1922, at Westfield, Iowa, the son of Ward Knapp and Blanche Hasbrook Knapp and Blanche Hasbrook Knapp. He was a lifelong resident of Plymouth County and the Westfield area. He was 44 years old at the time of his death. He died without any previous illness while repairing Company Trucks in Omaha.

He has been employed by the Barber Transportation Company of Sioux City for the past eight years. He was married to Phyllis Carlberg, of Galva, Iowa, August 14, 1943.

He was graduated from Westfield High school and served in the army overseas for two years during the invasion of Europe and the Battle of The Bulge in World War II. He was a member of Hoschler Post, No. 186, American Legion. On his return from service the family resided on the Knapp farm near Westfield, where they live at the present time.

He was preceded in death by his father in 1946. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis and four children, Gordon, 19; Stanley, 17; Barbara 13, and Brian, 6, his mother Blanche Knapp, of Scotia, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Wallace Raab, of Vermilion, S. Dakota, and many other relatives and friends.

Akron Register Tribune
Thursday, November 24, 1966
Akron, Iowa


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