Rev. Harold J. Knappe

December 16, 1917 - May 16, 2011
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Rev. Harold J. Knappe, age 93, a resident of Carmel, IN, passed away on Monday, May 16 at Community North Hospital, Indianapolis. He was a former Michigan City resident. The funeral service will be held Monday, May 23 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Michigan City, IN. Pastor Mark Reshan will officiate. VisitationContinue Reading

Dennis Harkrider left a message on March 3, 2015:
I joined Zion Lutheran Church in Peoria Illinois has a junior high kid. Pastor Knappe was a steady role model for all of us in the Luther league--and he made me a better man. I recall in those days (1960), that his father assisted him in Sunday services.
Linda Utley (Jenkins) left a message on May 24, 2011:
Sorry to hear about Pastor Knappe, my prayers are with you. I just lost my husband 4 months ago ( 1-27-11)
John and Rose Glendening left a message on May 21, 2011:
Pastor Knappe was a fine pastor, teacher, and a wonderful friend. Our prayers are with his family knowing he continues to be where he has always been -- in God's strong and loving hands.
Brian Wiseman left a message on May 20, 2011:
I would like to extend my deepest sympathy and sincere condolences to the entire Knappe family. Pastor K was loved and revered by many of us who have had the honor of having him as part of our lives. Personally I considered him to be a significant figure in my life growing up and he will always hold a special place in my heart and memory.
Leon & Marilynn Walker left a message on May 20, 2011:
Kris and family please accept our heartfelt sympathies and condolences at this time of loss. You will be in our prayers in the day ahead. We also rejoice with you that Pastor is now united with your mother and all of the saints that have gone before them. God Bless you all. Leon & Marilynn
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Lynn (Robesn) Hein left a message on May 20, 2011:
My deepest sympathies to the whole family. He and his famiy were wonderful neighbors. My heart goes out to all.
Joan Coughlin left a message on May 19, 2011:
My deepest sympathy to his family. He was a great pastor and spiritual leader for St. Paul Church. Had a wonderful smile for everyone, was under his time at St. Paul that the pictorial directory started and the sanctuary was redone. I am glad he considered St. Paul his home church and will have his funeral and burial in Michigan City. God bless you all. Joan Coughlin
Cora (Hartsock) Hixon left a message on May 19, 2011:
My prayers and thoughts are with your family in this time of sorrow.
Doug Beilfuss left a message on May 19, 2011:
Pastor Knappe was an awesome minister and teacher. I have not seen him in years, but I often thought of him and thanked God for this man of God.
Debi Blair Houck ryan left a message on May 19, 2011:
My deepest sympathies and prayers to the family. I have such warm memories of my time as a student at St. Paul and of Pastor Knappe.He taught us so much about being a compassionate and caring person.I will remember his life teachings,kindness,love and his positive influence he had on all if those who were fortunate to have known him. May he rest in peace in the arms of our Lord
Gloria Wigent left a message on May 19, 2011:
Our sympathy goes to the family of Pastor K. He was a kind man who loved the Lord very much.
David Steinborn left a message on May 18, 2011:
I am saddened to hear of this. I will always remember pastor Kanappe and all the things he taught myself and my family. Remember he will always be in everyone heart who's life he touched. God bless everyone.
Sam and Diane (Boese) Satkoski left a message on May 18, 2011:
Our deepest sympathy to the family of Pastor Knappe. He officiated at our wedding at St. Paul's 35 years ago and we will always remember his kindness. May your loving memories sustain you in the days ahead, and we will keep you in our prayers.
Richard & Louise Konkey left a message on May 18, 2011:
Pastor K came to St Paul at a time when we were going thru major problems in the congregation. We were in great need of healing and he brought us to trust God more than we ever had before. He brought healing that we needed desperately. He became my third best friend. (God, Louise, then Pastor K) I was in a leadership position and spent many hundreds of hours in private conversation and fellowship with him. I have prayed many times for him and I thank God that he was in my life and fed me and the congregration the word of God. He was gentle, but to the point. In his first week at St Paul he burried my grandmother, Mary Bohnstadt. She was either the first or second funeral he presided over after he came into our midst. Pastor K touched five generations of our family's life: My grandmother, my parents funerals, rededication of vows for Louise and my 25th anniversary, our sons confirmations, and our grandson's baptism. I will never forget him or the love that he gave to all he encountered. I loved him and I will miss him. May God bless his soul. Richard & Louise Konkey
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