Edward Knop (1938-2021})
Posted By: Ken Wright (email)
Date: 4/8/2021 at 09:52:55
Edward Knop, of Savanna, passed away Sunday, April 4th, 2021, at MercyOne Medical Center in Clinton, IA. A memorial graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 9th, at Savanna Township Cemetery.
Edward was born January 21st, 1938, in Moline, IL. He was raised by John and Alberta Markley. Ed attended high school in Phillips, WI, graduating with the class of 1956. Right out of high school Ed joined the Air Force as a mechanic. He specialized with fixing fixed wing aircraft. He spent six years serving his country. After Edís time in the service, he worked in hospitality around Champaign, IL. This is where Ed would meet the love of his life, Connie. They hit it off and after three months of going steady Ed proposed. Ed and Connie married on November 19th, 1964. Together they raised four children and celebrated 19 years of marriage.
Ed and Connie moved with the family to Savanna in the late sixties. Here on the banks of the Mississippi Ed worked his days as a contractor. He was always crafty and good with his hands. He took his skills outside of his work to do projects with his four boys, making small crafts and figurines out of balsa wood either for enjoyment or for school projects.
Ed's family was his entire world. He was a kid at heart, and was always having fun with his boys. Ed would take his sons to work or on adventures, creating fond memories they will keep with them forever. Ed especially loved being a grandfather. He was loving and full of character. These traits will be passed down through his family for generations to come.
Edward will be dearly missed by his two sons, Brian Knop of Spotsylvania, VA, and Brady Knop of Savanna; and six grandchildren. Edward is preceded in death by his two sons, Bradley and Brandon.
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